International Freight Shipping

International Freight Shipping

News, data and expert analysis of international freight news that affects every link in the international supply chain.

From shippers to truckers to railroads to port operators to providers of logistics services, everyone involved in the supply chain needs to understand how the latest news about international freight developments affects their global operations, and those of their partners and customers.

From details of new customs regulations and international trade policies, to analysis of potentially transformative infrastructure projects, to the competitive impact of new electronic technologies, JOC coverage clarifies the various benefits and risks of each new development.

Commentary

To be frank, if you missed Maersk’s first-quarter earnings conference call, you missed a lot.

News & Analysis

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.
09 Feb 2017
Maersk Line managed to grab market share from its competitors during the brutal rate war of 2016, which could be useful as the carrier prepares to compete against the two new alliances from April 1.
08 Feb 2017
The Maersk Group said its forwarding and logistics arm still has some way to go to improve its performance.
08 Feb 2017
Container line consolidation and challenges in key markets put a dent in profit at APM Terminals.
08 Feb 2017
After posting a $376 million annual loss, Maersk Line believes rising freight rates in 2017 will have a dramatic effect on its profit.
20 Jan 2017
Vehicle buyers and dealers sought treble damages.
22 Dec 2016
Wilhelmsen and Wallenius on Thursday signed an agreement to merge the Norwegian and Swedish companies’ joint investments in Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, EUKOR Car Carriers, and American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier.
13 Dec 2016
Maersk “will be like one company” offering container shipping, logistics, and port services.
08 Nov 2016
US containerized importers will turn up the heat in the last two months of 2016. 
03 Nov 2016
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics and DB Cargo have agreed to develop a joint-venture hub at Monfalcone to support European vehicle manufacturers’ exports to the Mediterranean and Asia.
02 Nov 2016
Damco posted another profit in the third quarter.
While traffic through APM Terminals facilities such as Pecem, Brazil, pictured, inched up in the third quarter, profit fell, albeit at a slower rate than the first two quarters of 2016.
02 Nov 2016
Weak market conditions and liner network changes contributed to a 28 percent year-over-year fall in third-quarter underlying profit at APM Terminals.
02 Nov 2016
Rising volume was not enough to offset a sharp fall in freight rates that dragged Maersk Line to a third-quarter loss of $116 million.
01 Nov 2016
Maersk Line will announce its third-quarter results on Nov. 2, the first set of financials by the world’s largest container line since CEO Soren Skou outlined a strategic review of the group in September.
20 Oct 2016
Maersk Line has resumed calls to Iran after a five-year hiatus.
16 Oct 2016
Deepwater Wind’s $300 million, 30 MW project three miles off Block Island, Rhode Island, is small compared with big onshore and offshore projects at other locations, but it’s seen as a breakthrough for the US market.
15 Oct 2016
Deliveries of ship-to-shore container gantry cranes, which are transported by specialized heavy-lift vessels, rose slightly in 2015.
12 Oct 2016
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics and its Eukor Car Carriers affiliate have agreed to pay civil penalties to settle US Federal Maritime Commission allegations of wrongdoing.
11 Oct 2016
Steel is the world’s most important industrial material and has direct and indirect impact on breakbulk volumes.
Damco's new CEO Klaus Rud Sejling has held positions within the Maersk Group across its transportation and energy divisions.
27 Sep 2016
Damco has named a long-time executive as its new CEO as the company’s parent Maersk Group reorganizes itself.
APM Terminals has a new leader for the first time in 12 years.
22 Sep 2016
Morten Engelstoft is to take up the position of CEO of APM Terminals as part of a set of changes in the executive management of the Maersk Group.
22 Sep 2016
Maersk Group will be reorganized into two separate divisions, with the synergy efforts expected to deliver cost savings of around $600 million over the next three years.
06 Sep 2016
Wilhelmsen and Wallenius have unveiled plans to merge their three jointly owned ocean car carrier and roll on-roll off lines.
05 Sep 2016
CMA CGM has completed its acquisition of NOL and its liner unit APL.
The NYK Iris Leader transits the larger locks of the Panama Canal. Ships move through the new locks with the help of tugs. The old locks rely on locomotives to pull ships through them.
03 Sep 2016
The Panama Canal’s expanded locks have opened a new path for roll-on, roll-off carriers.
The synergies APM Terminals provides for Maersk Line make it unlikely the Maersk Group will choose to divest itself of its terminal operating arm.
17 Aug 2016
Maersk will announce the results of its ongoing strategic and structural review of group operations at the end of September.
Damco's strong performance could renew speculation that the Maersk Group will try to sell the unit as the company is in the middle of a strategic and structural review.
12 Aug 2016
Damco’s recovery continued as it was the only Maersk Group unit to boost earnings in the second quarter of 2016.
12 Aug 2016
Volumes were up, but profit was well down at APM Terminals in the second quarter.
12 Aug 2016
All-time low rates dragged Maersk Line to a worse-than-expected loss.
11 Aug 2016
Analysts do not expect Maersk Line to come out of the second quarter in the black.
18 Jul 2016
CMA CGM Monday closed its all-cash offer for Neptune Orient Lines.
14 Jul 2016
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics reaches settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice, ending an investigation into anti-competitive practices.
06 Jul 2016
Maersk's container shipping business is facing freight rate volatility and downward pressure on primary and secondary routes
28 Jun 2016
The not-so-unexpected announcement from the Danish container line was made just as ports, marine terminals and container lines are coming closer to creating a system that will use pre-existing weighing processes to alleviate the burden on U.S. exporters.