International Freight Shipping

News relating to the import and export business, including customs, current economics and more. The container line landscape is constantly evolving as market dynamics present new challenges to the industry. See how the companies involved have changed as a result of mergers and acquisitions since 1977.

Commentary

The June 27 "NotPetya" cyber attack that disrupted business at Maersk Group was a rude awakening for the shipping industry. For shippers, it's another form of supply chain disruption but unfortunately one over which they have virtually no control.

News & Analysis

11 May 2017
Rising rates were not enough to beat surging bunker fuel prices in the first quarter that dragged Maersk Line into the red.
10 May 2017
DFDS’s first-quarter earnings increased more than 10 percent on rising sea freight volume on its North European roll-on, roll-off routes.
27 Apr 2017
The move seeks to solve a core problem that underpins the industry’s slow pace in digitalizing processes.
22 Apr 2017
Growth in car carrier ship capacity is balanced by uneven demand for vehicles and high-and-heavy cargoes.
22 Apr 2017
Rising cargo volumes deliver increasing profits despite the fragile economic situation in the European market.
06 Apr 2017
Wan Hai Lines bucked the industry trend of deep 2016 losses, posting a profit for the year, albeit a far smaller gain than in 2015.
05 Apr 2017
Authorities are planning to investigate the cause of a fire that broke out in the bow of a 13,800 twenty-foot e
21 Mar 2017
Cargo booking exchange platform secures funding of $8.5 million from GE and Goldman Sachs, among others.
08 Mar 2017
The undeniably grim outlook for global container lines in 2017 nevertheless could brighten.
22 Feb 2017
In an interview with JOC.com, APM Terminals’ Morten Engelstoft shared his thoughts on the global marine terminal operating business.