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News & Analysis

20 Feb 2018
Maersk gave an update on its transformation strategy at its capital markets day in Copenhagen.
19 Feb 2018
Rising demand from shippers looking for certainty and prepared to pay extra for it will see APL expanding its premium trans-Pacific services.
John Hall Griffith (1925-2018)
16 Feb 2018
A longtime shipping executive, John Griffith was instrumental in establishing containerized shipping in the trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific trades.
Port of Los Angeles.
16 Feb 2018
Carriers’ refusal to reduce capacity on the verge of service contracting season has the east-bound Pacific looking at only minimal rate increases of perhaps $100 per FEU to the West Coast, and possible rate reductions to the East Coast.
Waste in the UK.
16 Feb 2018
Exporters in the United Kingdom are struggling to find new markets for the huge volume of recycled waste that has been banned by China.
Pasha Hawaii.
15 Feb 2018
Pasha said US-flag domestic vessel capacity between the US mainland and Puerto Rico now is sufficient for the trade’s regular carriers.
A Cosco container ship.
15 Feb 2018
Based on carrier statistics compiled by PIERS, a JOC.com sister company, if the container volumes compiled last year by the China-based carriers were combined, Cosco and OOCL would have ranked fourth among all lines in the US trades in overall container volume and first in imports.
US Department of Defense.
14 Feb 2018
The US Department of Defense contract calls for Crowley to move various types of cargo from thousands of suppliers through 41 major depots around the continental United States, including Alaska, and Canada.
Central American ports such as Panama's Port of Colon are sending more containers to the United States.
14 Feb 2018
US imports from Central America surpassed 1 million TEU for the first time ever in 2017.
Hyundai Merchant Marine.
13 Feb 2018
It was a hefty loss for Hyundai Merchant Marine in 2017, despite the South Korean flagship posting a far better operating result.
13 Feb 2018
Gothenburg's long-running labor dispute is having a devastating effect on the port, slashing its volume and eroding its competitiveness.

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