Ocean Alliance

The Ocean Alliance, which promises CMA CGM/APL, Cosco Shipping and Evergreen Line – is one of three major maritime alliances that enable slot-sharing and vessel-sharing agreements (VSAs) among the world’s major carriers.  

Coronavirus to cost China ports 6 million TEU in Q1: analyst
05 Feb 2020
The first real estimate of the impact the coronavirus will have on China’s container supply chain has been made, and it is significant.
29 Mar 2017
Fostering cooperation among supply-chain sectors is the main challenge LA-LB faces in handling the new alliances.
28 Mar 2017
CMA CGM said the terminal has achieved an average gross berth productivity of more than 160 moves per hour.
22 Mar 2017
A smooth rollout is not expected.
21 Mar 2017
“Shippers along these routes will get the best transit times, most competition, and cheapest rates. The reverse will be true for niche shippers.”
14 Mar 2017
The faster transits that the 2M, Ocean, and THE alliances are promising BCOs open a new front in an already intensely competitive landscape.
14 Mar 2017
The tight space on ships out of North Europe ports is not because of supply and demand, according to a container shipping analyst.
13 Mar 2017
“In the Ocean Alliance, customers look at the four players and are generally aware of their financial sustainability. We don’t have an emergency fund, largely because we don’t think we need to have one.”
13 Mar 2017
Average revenue per TEU carried by OOCL in 2016 was even worse than during the global financial crisis, leading to an annual loss of $273 million.
08 Mar 2017
The new alliances begin operations on April 1, but an analysis of the networks reveals a surprising cut in the number of direct port-to-port connections.
28 Feb 2017
Compensate carriers for good service and penalize them for rolled cargo, CMA CGM head tells TPM 2017.
23 Feb 2017
The Ocean Alliance appears to have filled in the missing pieces of its network schedule, releasing the full port rotation and terminal call details.
22 Feb 2017
Just over a month remains until the new alliances go live.
21 Feb 2017
The announcement helps to fill critical gaps in market knowledge about port pairs and services of the new vessel-sharing agreements.
20 Feb 2017
The lack of detail in the schedules of the two mega-carrier alliances launching on April 1 is causing “planning headaches."
27 Jan 2017
Cosco Shipping Ports and CMA Terminals Holdings signed a cooperation memorandum of understanding for ports worldwide.
25 Jan 2017
It will be a busy marketplace on the trans-Pacific from April as smaller carriers and the mega alliances all compete for a share of the growing US import container trade.
17 Jan 2017
Investors continue to trade heavily in OOCL shares amid speculation that the Hong Kong-based carrier is for sale.
17 Jan 2017
French line CMA CGM has followed through on its commitment to making Singapore its Asian hub with the opening of a regional operations centre in the city-state.
16 Jan 2017
US ports will face unprecedented operational challenges when ocean carriers on April 1 restructure their vessel-sharing alliances.
13 Jan 2017
OOCL's partners in the Ocean Alliance are the most likely to buy the Hong Kong-based container line, analysts say, provided it is for sale.
12 Jan 2017
If additional carriers go bankrupt, the lines that remain will quickly consolidate their power, enabling them to dictate pricing.
09 Jan 2017
The new alliances are likely to have only a limited effect on productivity and the number of services available to shippers at North Europe ports.
07 Jan 2017
Ports, terminals, carriers, and shippers are preparing for significant challenges that will come from this spring’s shuffling of vessel-sharing agreements.
01 Dec 2016
As shippers scrutinize carriers’ financial stability ahead of the 2016 to 2017 bidding season, the safeguards could provide those that deal with the THE Alliance some reassurances — and give alliance members a contracting edge.
30 Nov 2016
A sale of Hambürg Sud would end a year of intense consolidation in the liner shipping industry, with Maersk Line and now CMA CGM reportedly interested in buying the German carrier.
18 Nov 2016
CMA CMG reports third quarter loss amid lower container volumes and rates, a year after posting a profit.
16 Nov 2016
Just days after Taiwan’s leading container lines reported tumbling revenue and profit, the Taiwanese government said it will provide billions of dollars in financial support.
14 Nov 2016
A global shippers group is questioning whether the savings container lines enjoy through the deployment of mega-ships, alliances, slow steaming, and consolidation are being fairly shared with importers and exporters, urging for a new commercial contract between shippers and liners.
09 Nov 2016
Ocean Alliance, THE Alliance, and 2M Alliance will compete fiercely for market share in the North American trades.
03 Nov 2016
The Ocean Alliance has released information on its network that begins on April 1, 2017, with the trans-Pacific to see the largest number of loops and port calls.
The fate of the Ocean Alliance had become uncertain in recent months after the US Federal Maritime Commission halted its review process to receive more information from alliance membners.
21 Oct 2016
US maritime regulators gave the green light to the Ocean Alliance to take sail on US trades in April.
13 Oct 2016
CMA CGM has named Michel Delville as the French ocean carrier’s CFO.
27 Sep 2016
Shippers are being urged to have a good look at the financial situation of carriers before committing their cargo, but that is going to be a complicated procedure.
26 Sep 2016
A US federal maritime commissioner on Monday said that alliances may have to prove they have emergency procedures in case a member carrier collapses after Hanjin Shipping did just that.
21 Sep 2016
The failure of Hanjin Shipping has raised profound questions regarding the risks of ocean container transportation in corporate boardrooms throughout the world.