Chris Brooks

A 30-year journalist, Chris’s career has touched on every facet of the editorial operation, from editing and writing to layout and design. He has overseen the day-to-day operation of the JOC magazine and Web site for much of the last decade, first as managing editor and, for the last two years, as executive editor.

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Speaking at the JOC Container Trade Europe Conference in Hamburg, Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd, set back his forecast for a “degree of recovery” in the container shipping industry another 12 to 24 months.

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For ocean carriers, Hanjin’s demise might just be the event that tilts the playing field back in their favor for the first time since 2010. 
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When the 3,351-TEU container ship Rena grounded off New Zealand in 2011, the cargo losses totaled $1 billion, and the salvage operation took seven months. The loss pales in comparison to what’s at...
The extent to which beneficial cargo owners are controlling the discussion in trans-Pacific contract negotiations is becoming more evident, and that leverage is greater now than at any time since the...
CMA CGM’s announcement this month that it would deploy six ships with capacities of up to 18,000 TEUs to the West Coast beginning in May is the latest indication that the French carrier believes Los...
As we descend on Long Beach, California, for the 16th Annual TPM Conference, a slew of issues threatens to disrupt shipper supply chains. Long-awaited consolidation among container carriers is under...
High inventories impede GDP growth and depress freight demand, and often are seen as an omen of economic downturn and recession. Inventory-to-sales ratios “are approaching pre-recession levels, with...