Marsha Salisbury

Marsha is a veteran insider of the shipping industry with experience in sales and business development. Marsha is the data expert for all things shipping. She has the unique expertise of looking at how yesterday’s experience and today’s metric build the maritime industry of tomorrow.

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For more of Marsha's research, see Container Carrier Mergers & Acquisitions, 1977-Present.

A look at the market shares of the JOC’s Top 5 ocean carriers in the first three quarters of 2016 compared with last year reveals the rapid consolidation of capacity into fewer, larger liner hands.

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Data from PIERS, a sister product of JOC.com within IHS Markit, show 16 of the JOC Top 40 container carriers posting volume declines in the first half of 2016.
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Overall U.S. container trade with European countries increased in the 12 months ending Mar. 31, 2016.
U.S. exports continue to struggle amid low freight rates and the strong dollar. 
The following is a detailed history of mergers and acquisitions in the ocean container shipping industry from 1977 to the present.
Slide show: Growth among the leaders on the JOC's Top 100 Importers in 2015 rankings involved tenacity and perseverance in building scale with global agility.
U.S. container trade with Asian countries increased in the 12 months ending March 31, 2016, according to data from PIERS, a sister product of JOC.com within IHS.
For those companies ranked in the JOC’s Top 100 U.S. Importers in 2015, growth was driven by more than mergers and acquisitions. 
Investment, divestment, mergers and acquisitions mark growth strategy of seven of the JOC's Top 100 Exporters in 2015.
U.S. Gulf Coast ports handled 8.2 percent or 2.6 million twenty-foot-equivalent units of the total 31.9 million laden TEUs in the U.S. container trade in 2015.