Maritime News

An 11-year high tide combined with beach erosion to shut down South America’s busiest port and cast doubt on plans to dredge deeper so the port can handle larger ships.


It took years longer than expected, but CMA CGM is on its way to transforming the container transshipment terminal in Kingston, Jamaica, into a regional powerhouse.

Maersk Line launched a new feeder service to the western Chinese port city of Yibin.

Eimskip is working to expand its global presence and pad its bottom line through acquisitions and space-sharing agreements.
Eimskip is on the acquisition trail again.

Volatile Asia-Europe freight rates don't help anyone in the market, shippers say.

There is a glimmer of light at the end of the Hanjin tunnel as its main charterer agrees to a deal and foreign banks delay debt repayments.

Automotive interests press for efficient planning by supply chain partners to help ports keep up with volume.

Container lines focused on calling at Caribbean ports such as St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, pictured, have found themselves facing stronger competition from global majors.
Caribbean container ship operators have tried to rationalize vessel capacity, but their efforts have failed to curb the decline in rates.

The financial benefits of a merger between Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company could begin to materialize for both liners as soon as next year.
Hapag-Lloyd shareholders Friday paved the way to a merger with United Arab Shipping Company and creation of the world’s fifth-largest container shipping line.

Trans-Pacific volumes have been respectable this year, but they have still been unable to catch up with capacity introduced by container lines in the recent past.
Vessels carrying peak-season imports from Asia are filling up.