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Maritime News

The latest maritime news covering all aspects of the maritime industry including ports, container, and breakbulk lines, ships, ship chartering, and the evolution of shipping technology. From Maersk Line to Grimaldi, JOC.com covers the largest and smallest container lines with unequaled intelligence, data, insights, and analysis.

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15 Mar 2019
The seventh straight week of declining container spot rates and a 1 percent drop in US imports in January and February signal more blank sailings ahead in the eastbound trans-Pacific.
14 Mar 2019
The French ocean carrier’s latest intermodal offering aligns with its strategic goal of offering more integrated supply chain services, as well as an Indian government goal to convert more container cargo from truck to rail.
13 Mar 2019
Growing demand for manufacturing and refrigerated agricultural exports coupled with infrastructure upgrades and pro-trade reforms have made India one of the “top trading destinations” globally, according to the world’s largest container carrier.
13 Mar 2019
Strict schedules, predictable routes and prices, and commoditized handling have long made liner services attractive to breakbulk shippers, but project cargoes are a different story altogether.
12 Mar 2019
A new Cosco loop to the port of Montreal is the port's third new service to and from Europe in the past year.
11 Mar 2019
Blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt multiple industries, but potential use cases in shipping are still a few years away, panelists tell the TPM 2019 Conference in Long Beach.
11 Mar 2019
Using connected devices to track container cargo shipments could transform the industry, but much of their value will remain unrealized if the systems they feed can't communicate with one another.
11 Mar 2019
Rising European containerized import volume in January was quickly followed by tumbling Chinese exports in February.
11 Mar 2019
Whether the mandate takes effect on Jan 1, 2020, and enforcement kicks in during March — as the IMO and its 171 member countries are on track to do — or if the mandate is delayed, this is just the beginning.
08 Mar 2019
Despite challenges with capacity and looming low-sulfur fuel costs, supply-demand economics points to balance — and profits — for container carriers in the short term, according to SeaIntelligence Consulting CEO Lars Jensen.
08 Mar 2019
The Trump administration has designated Michael Khouri as Federal Maritime Commission chairman more than a year after the commissioner was tapped to lead the top maritime regulatory agency in an acting role.
08 Mar 2019
A new barge service in the Port of New York and New Jersey could be up and running by the year's end, with routes to Portland, Maine, and Wilmington, Delaware, under consideration.
07 Mar 2019
Contrary to what some BCOs believe, carrier pricing to account for higher low-sulfur fuel costs can be simple, transparent, and fair, Rolf Habben Jansen tells TPM19.
07 Mar 2019
Soren Skou tells TPM19 Maersk's latest foray into integrated logistics will be more successful thanks to its dominant market share and widespread digitization throughout the container shipping industry.
06 Mar 2019
With far fewer carriers operating much larger vessels, the maritime shipping landscape has changed dramatically since the first stages of containerization 60 years ago, and the industry may be on the cusp of the next phase in its evolution.
06 Mar 2019
Faced with risks both new and familiar in 2019, refrigerated cargo carriers are focusing on collaboration and technology to improve and expand service.
06 Mar 2019
Long-haul container carriers are looking to take advantage of a recent change in India cabotage rules intended to lure transshipment cargo away from foreign hub ports.
06 Mar 2019
In an era of minute-by-minute supply chain demand, ocean shippers say they need carriers to improve on-time performance, but carriers say it's not so simple.
06 Mar 2019
As Amazon-era demands for speed are multiplying, time is as important a consideration as cost for BCOs weighing merchant and carrier container haulage.
05 Mar 2019
Container carrier executives tell TPM 2019 poor forecasting is an industry-wide problem, but solving it could greatly reduce overbooking and "no-show" cargo, benefiting shippers and carriers alike.
05 Mar 2019
Last year's decline in US container exports, especially those bound for Asia, has continued into the early part of this year as the US-China trade war lingers and outbound rail costs rise.
04 Mar 2019
Carriers are showing greater capacity discipline on the trans-Pacific trade, but the added costs from IMO's looming low-sulfur fuel regulations are clouding an otherwise positive outlook.
04 Mar 2019
President Donald Trump will want to ensure voters in northern tier states don’t see heating oil and diesel prices skyrocket before the 2020 election as a result of the new IMO low-sulfur fuel rule, IHS Markit vice chairman Daniel Yergin tells the TPM 2019 Conference.
03 Mar 2019
CMA CGM believes it is on track to deliver on its ambitions of becoming a global logistics provider.
01 Mar 2019
Despite carrier efforts to reduce capacity via blank sailings, spot rates declined for the third consecutive week following annual factory closures in Asia during Lunar New Year festivities.
28 Feb 2019
With shippers already pushing back on low-sulfur fuel fees, tough annual contract talks lie ahead as carrier reliability on the trans-Pacific drops to new lows in January.
27 Feb 2019
Upcoming trans-Pacific service contract talks give BCOs an opportunity to reassess haulage options, but choosing between carrier and merchant models requires a delicate balance between cost and control.
27 Feb 2019
The risk of severe disruption in early 2020 should be on the minds of all beneficial cargo owners and forwarders leading up to the Jan. 1 imposition of the IMO's low-sulfur fuel rules.
27 Feb 2019
APL is taking its expedited EXX service from Shanghai to LA, guaranteeing rapid rail delivery to key inland hubs despite congestion at West Coast ports and on intermodal rail routes.
26 Feb 2019
Matson CEO Matt Cox says additional costs associated with the IMO's 2020 low-sulfur fuel rules are quickly becoming the defining factor in annual trans-Pacific contract negotiations.
26 Feb 2019
Two of the three top container lines say that the Department of Justice has closed its investigation into the container shipping industry and released them from their related obligations.
26 Feb 2019
Rising demand on its Asia-Europe express network is seeing UPS make some big investments in infrastructure and aircraft capacity to keep up.
25 Feb 2019
The first full year for a merged Hapag-Lloyd-UASC entity saw a better operating result, but strong volume gains in 2018 were held back by lower freight rates and higher fuel costs.
25 Feb 2019
NVOs' sweet spot in 2019 service contracts will be those BCOs who had booked space with carriers during the 2018 peak season, but turned to NVOs once those carriers failed to keep their commitments for space and price.
22 Feb 2019
To lease or not to lease? That is the question for ocean carriers looking to expand their refrigerated container fleet.
22 Feb 2019
Detention and demurrage cost shippers thousands every year, and although no one can completely eliminate these penalties, there are a few ways shippers can lower their financial risk.