Maritime News

Maritime is the movement of international trade generated by freight companies. Whether moving by container ship, heavy lift vessel or tanker, maritime accounts for some 90 percent of all global trade by volume. Container shipping handles the vast majority of consumer goods — from retail products and food to autos and auto parts. Heavy lift vessels handle big equipment for projects such as refineries, infrastructure and wind energy.

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13 Jul 2014
The top 10 companies among JOC’s Top 100 exporters were responsible for exporting 1,454,700 TEUs in 2013.
12 Jul 2014
Shipper groups began to react cautiously to the planned 10-year vessel-sharing agreement proposed by Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. on east-west trades, dubbed “2M.”
12 Jul 2014
Wan Hai Lines plans to upgrade its intra-Asia service network by joining the West India-China direct service (WIN) operated by a consortium of NYK Line, X-Press Feeders, Hapag-Lloyd and Yang Ming Lines.
Weekly wrap-up for July 12, 2014
12 Jul 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association surprised watchers by announcing a 72-hour hiatus in their negotiations so that the union could deal with unrelated talks in the Pacific Northwest, and by extending the expired coastwide contract during the suspension of negotiations.
Containerized exports from the United States fell 0.7 percent year-over-year in May.
11 Jul 2014
Containerized exports from the United States slid in May, the third year-over-year decline in five months.
Shanghai-Northern Europe SCFI
11 Jul 2014
One week after spot rate gains from Shanghai to the United States and Europe, rates on the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index dropped yet again.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for July 11
11 Jul 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in several trade routes to take effect Aug. 1...
MSC vessel
11 Jul 2014
How much market share Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. would control through the 10-year vessel sharing agreement they announced on July 10 will largely determine whether the pact meets a similar fate to that of the P3.
10 Jul 2014
The Port of Tacoma sealed a new deal with Washington-based carrier Westwood Shipping Lines for the line to move its Puget Sound port of call back to Tacoma.
2M infographic thumbnail
10 Jul 2014
The world’s two biggest container lines today announced plans to launch a 10-year vessel-sharing agreement, dubbed 2M, to cover more ports with direct services and improve efficiency through better utilization of vessel capacity and economies of scale.

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Maybe you’ve heard about China’s rejection of the P3 Network. In all seriousness, I’m hesitant to cover an issue such as this because of the overwhelming analysis and observation that has come before me. But I have strong feelings about why China refused to allow it and a lot of questions about the real outcome.

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