Maritime News

Regional Container Lines has reorganized the port rotation of its Manila-Singapore (RMN) Service by adding a call at Batangas, Philippines, in an effort to circumvent growing delays at the nearby port of Manila.

The G6 Alliance is performing abysmally compared with its competitors when it comes to schedule reliability, according to a new SeaIntel report.

Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for August 1
Several container lines announced this week general rate increases for the month of September.

More than a year after the container ship MOL Comfort and its 4,382 containers sank in the Gulf of Aden, shippers are watching developments in a Japanese court and awaiting a classification society’s report on the sinking.

First Half in Review
The first half of 2014 saw the start of several stories that JOC.com will most likely be covering for the next year and perhaps beyond.

Hawaii-focused Matson remains interested in entering the Alaska market if one of the two Jones Act carriers in that trade decides to sell.

Artist’s rendition of one of Matson’s planned Aloha Class vessels.
Jones Act carrier Matson posed slight declines in second-quarter net profit and operating income but said it expects its operating results in the second half of 2014 to show improvement from a year ago.

SCFI: Shanghai to Northern Europe
August general rate increases have given a boost to spot rates on all of the major lanes this week.

ECT Delta East terminal
Hapag-Lloyd announced it is temporarily diverting vessels deployed on one of its Europe-Asia services from Rotterdam to Antwerp as congestion worsens at Europe’s biggest container port as the peak shipping season gathers speed.

Ship engine telegraph pointing to ahead slow.
Diversions from the West Coast to avoid longshore labor negotiations are creating delays of up to two to three weeks for some ocean cargo moving from Asia to the U.S. East Coast, according to a freight forwarder.