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News & Analysis

23 Jan 2017
Beneficial cargo owners that book through non-vessel-operating common carriers should be aware that spot rates can vary dramatically and those that seek the lowest rates have the highest risk.
16 Jan 2017
US ports will face unprecedented operational challenges when ocean carriers on April 1 restructure their vessel-sharing alliances.
16 Jan 2017
Overcapacity, a wider Panama Canal, Hanjin's failure, and sustained weak demand for containerized cargo are hurting non-operating ship owners as chartered vessels come flooding back.
14 Jan 2017
Creditors worried they won’t be properly compensated with the sale proceeds.
13 Jan 2017
Northwest Seaport Alliance receives guarantee it said it needed to withdraw its objection to sale of former Hanjin terminal in Seattle.
13 Jan 2017
Trans-Pacific spot rate increases again in run-up to the Chinese New Year.
13 Jan 2017
The China Cosco Shipping Group will receive $26 billion for Belt and Road investments and reforming of state-owned enterprises.
13 Jan 2017
OOCL's partners in the Ocean Alliance are the most likely to buy the Hong Kong-based container line, analysts say, provided it is for sale.
13 Jan 2017
Spot rates on Asia-Europe are still well above last year's levels with tight space supporting prices.
12 Jan 2017
If additional carriers go bankrupt, the lines that remain will quickly consolidate their power, enabling them to dictate pricing.
12 Jan 2017
Steadily increasing bunker fuel prices will enable carriers on the intra-Asia trade to raise rates that are at unprofitable levels on some regional routes.