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.

In the aftermath of the West Coast labor debacle — and all the cross-border diversions, air cargo routing and alternative sourcing remedies that came with it — ocean carrier results for 2015 were mixed, with 19 of the JOC Top 40 ship lines moving goods in the U.S. trades posting volume declines. Separately, 21 of the JOC Top 40 U.S. export container carriers and 15 of the JOC Top 40 U.S. import container carriers posted declines in volume.

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U.S. East and Gulf Coast ports have been winning the market share battle in overall U.S. containerized ocean trade since 2008, and in 2015 they overcame West Coast ports in containerized imports, too.
Vietnam container port
The trans-Pacific ocean container trade no doubt will be impacted by mergers and acquisitions among ocean carriers this year.
Port of Savannah
U.S. East Coast ports toppled the U.S. West Coast in international containerized ocean volume and market share for the first nine months of 2015, handling 47.1 percent of the 24 million TEUs moving...
Port of Los Angeles, Pier 400
In addition to bargain-basement freight rates, 22 of the JOC Top 40 U.S. export container carriers and 12 of the JOC Top 40 U.S. import carriers posted year-over-year volume declines in the first...
Despite the late-2014 cargo spillover and frenzy to clear the U.S. West Coast cargo backlog because of disputes during longshore negotiations, U.S. containerized trade in the first half of 2015 was...
The port of Shanghai maintained its lead among the world's container ports in the JOC Top 50 container port rankings, with a 1.4 million-TEU spread in the 2014 results.
It’s been five years since Shanghai toppled Singapore for the No. 1 spot in the JOC Top 50 container port rankings, and Shanghai firmly led with a 1.4 million-TEU spread in the 2014 results.
CMA CGM Mozart in Hamburg port
U.S. containerized ocean trade via European ports, including transshipment cargoes, increased 3.5 percent year-over-year to 4.7 million 20-foot-equivalent units in the 12 months ending in March,...
CMA CGM container ship at Port of Oakland
Despite a 2014 cargo spillover and March cargo frenzy, U.S. containerized trade in the first quarter slipped 0.9 percent year-over-year to 7.4 million 20-foot-equivalent units as cargo owners...
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