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.
20 Feb 2014
The six members of the G6 – Hapag-Lloyd, NYK Line, OOCL, Hyundai Merchant Marine, APL and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines – today released details on the port rotations...
19 Feb 2014
WASHINGTON — The G6 Alliance could have the go-ahead from U.S. regulators to expand its vessel-sharing agreement into the Asia-U.S. West Coast and trans-Atlantic routes by early April.
03 Feb 2014
The impending launches of the P3 and G6 alliances have contributed to fewer ships being laid up and services withdrawn despite weak demand...
21 Jan 2014
If the P3 Network gets the go-ahead from regulators, it will enjoy a cost advantage over the G6 alliance not only because of the larger average size of its ships...
16 Jan 2014
The trans-Atlantic, the mature granddad container trade lane where nothing much happens, is looking forward to a rare burst of excitement in 2014.
15 Jan 2014
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission today requested more information from the G6 Alliance of ocean carriers on their plans to share vessel space and cooperate more closely on trade routes between Asia and the U.S. West Coast and between Europe and the U.S. East Coast.
13 Jan 2014
It’s too early to predict precisely how the container shipping business will play out in the new year, but there is one certainty: The P3 Network will shake things up in a big way. In the six months since Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Co. and CMA CGM announced they would pool their biggest ships in a giant vessel-sharing alliance in the main east-west trades, competing liner companies have been playing catch-up in an effort to match the P3’s market size and power.
27 Dec 2013
What follows are our picks for the top 10 stories of 2013. Do you agree? Disagree?
16 Dec 2013
Will there be a CKYH-E?
09 Dec 2013
The G6 Alliance laid out an aggressive blueprint for expanding in the U.S. market, saying it could establish a joint operations center similar to the P3 alliance and could jointly negotiate for terminal space, shipbuilding, as well as barge, transshipment and other services.
05 Dec 2013
The G6 Alliance is taking steps to counter the planned P3 Network in a battle for east-west dominance.