It is possible to think up all kinds of scary scenarios that could play out as container lines form new vessel-sharing alliances or expand existing alliances, but the primary goal of carriers is to deploy the largest ships at their disposal in order to reduce their per-unit costs.
03 Mar 2014
Vessel capacity is exaggerated but container ship lines continue to struggle to raise rates to cover costs and meet service demands, carrier executives told the JOC’s 14th annual TPM conference.
28 Feb 2014
Multiple container lines hope to increase rates in a variety of trade lanes from March through June, although any hikes achieved could be fleeting...
18 Feb 2014
Not a great deal is known yet about the “Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement” signed this week by COSCO and China Shipping. But the very fact an agreement of any kind was publicly unveiled in Beijing (at the COSCO headquarters), shows how times have changed in China and worldwide.
18 Feb 2014
Evergreen Line has confirmed that it is in negotiations with the CKYH Alliance to form a new alliance...
18 Feb 2014
Major carriers aim to hike rates in a variety of trade lanes in March, although any increases achieved could be temporary.
10 Feb 2014
Major container lines hope to increase rates in multiple trade lanes in March, April and May, although any hikes achieved could be fleeting.
06 Feb 2014
After more than five years of inertia in the marine terminal business, the industry is beginning to churn. Some investors who spent billions of dollars in the mid-2000s to buy into container terminals want out, while others see this as a good time to invest in the industry.
31 Jan 2014
Container ships arrived at their destination ports across the globe on time 73.7 percent of the time in December 2013...
29 Jan 2014
Member carriers in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement plan to increase Asia-U.S. rates by $300 per FEU, effective March 15...
28 Jan 2014
Jefferies expects Asian container lines’ earnings for the fourth quarter of 2013 overall will be in line with or below Bloomberg consensus estimates, as freight rates in Asia-related trade lanes continued to slide and overcapacity remained.
10 Jan 2014
Major container lines hope to implement rate increases in a variety of trades in January and February, despite signs that any hikes achieved may be fleeting.