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Interim result season is in full swing, and the financial reports reveal carriers in the container-shipping industry searching for a silver lining.

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Singapore Airlines had a bad start to its financial year, ending the first quarter with earnings down 70 percent as yields weakened in the face of intense competition from regional and Middle East...
Container vessel Hanjin Lisbon
Hanjin Shipping posted a net loss of $194 million in the second quarter, but the weak financial performance was eased by aggressive cost cutting in its container division that managed to lift the...
Expectations of a solid peak season from Asia to both Europe and North America could lead to higher ocean container freight rates in the third quarter, but the gains are likely to be only temporary.
Skyline of Manila
Manila’s choked container port will finally have some relief as sweeper ships arrive to clear the thousands of empty boxes clogging the city terminals.
Plane in blue sky
Positive developments in China’s export space are raising expectations that the recent strong performance of air and ocean cargo volumes will extend into a solid peak season.
China
If the negative portrayal by China’s state broadcaster of the proposed 2M tie-up between Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. this weekend has official backing, it could be an indication of...
Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (HPH Trust) reported a 16 percent rise in first-half net profit on the back of improved U.S. and European cargo and greater transshipment volume.
Inadequate airspace capacity for civil air traffic, rapid growth of the Chinese aviation industry, capacity constraints at airports, and rigid operating regulations add up to congestion and delays...
OOCL Qingdao
Evidence of volume growth in east-west container shipping markets was revealed in Orient Overseas Container Line’s most recent results.
Air cargo
Airline CFOs and heads of cargo are broadly positive about the outlook for the air freight industry and expect profitability to improve, according to IATA’s latest quarterly business confidence.