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Maritime news articles about every aspect of the industry, including ports, container and breakbulk lines; and ships and ship chartering. Coverage also includes the impact of recent industry mergers and acquisitions, and of emerging new technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things.

From the largest container lines such as Maersk LineMSC (Mediterranean Shipping Co.), COSCO Shipping/OOCL, CMA CGM and Ocean Network Express (ONE), to smaller carriers such as SM Line and Eimskip, JOC.com covers the entire industry with unequaled intelligence, data, insight, statistics, and analysis. JOC.com regularly updates its proprietary data about the activity of largest ports, container lines, breakbulk lines and other stakeholders in the maritime shipping sector.

News & Analysis

28 Nov 2022
Central America and Caribbean trade has largely recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to healthy peak season demand, but port congestion and labor issues continue to cause intermittent delays.
19 May 2017
Spot rates on China-Europe and Asia-Mediterranean trades have continued to decline, defying carrier attempts to move prices in the opposite direction.
18 May 2017
Roughly $4.6 billion is needed at East and Gulf coast ports to remedy pinch points in harbor infrastructure.
17 May 2017
Although vessels of more than 9,000 TEU have called at Santos, they have not been as long as the Hyundai Loyalty.
17 May 2017
Finnlines’ extended its four-year run of record results.
17 May 2017
Rickmers urged all creditors to abstain from actions that may jeopardize or delay the orderly wind-up of the trust.
17 May 2017
Rising China-Europe rail volume was reported by China's largest online retailer in the first quarter.
17 May 2017
Container shipping stakeholders are pressing the Hong Kong government to adjust the air draft clearance restriction of an iconic Hong Kong suspension bridge.
16 May 2017
Share prices of Japan’s top three shipping firms are languishing.
16 May 2017
The court ordered bondholder Peter Kwok Kian Tow and Rickmers Maritime to exchange affidavits.
16 May 2017
Revenue and profit both sank at Japan’s Sumitomo Warehouse Co.
15 May 2017
"We have seen growth spurts before that have fizzled out and regressed back to the downwards trend soon enough, although admittedly none in recent years have been close to the same magnitude.”
15 May 2017
“The likely outcome of this situation, if not resolved, is liens and vessel arrests.”
15 May 2017
Recommendations highlight the unique requirements of mega-ships and the complexity of bringing them to berth.
15 May 2017
With the loss-making first quarter out of the way, Maersk Line expects the recovering market to drive up profitability for the rest of the year.
15 May 2017
Taiwan’s top three carriers — Evergreen Marine Corp., Wan Hai Lines, and Yang Ming — have posted their first-quarter financial results.
12 May 2017
The commercial and operational environment in the largest US trade lane is unsettled right now due to new service contracts taking effect on May 1.
12 May 2017
With 13,000-TEU+ vessels becoming more common in US trades, BCOs on both coasts brace for yard and gate congestion at marine terminals.
12 May 2017
The vote will come just after Atlantic Container Line, a customer since the 1960s, told JOC.com that it might be forced to quit Gothenburg.
12 May 2017
Hapag-Lloyd’s net loss widened in the first quarter.
12 May 2017
Rates fell on the Asia-Europe and Mediterranean trades again this week, but carriers will be levying May 15 increases in an attempt to arrest the slide.
11 May 2017
The crisis at the Gothenburg port deepened on Wednesday.
11 May 2017
Yang Ming’s report of improving financial conditions comes a week after shares resumed trading on the Taiwan Stock Exchange on May 4.
11 May 2017
US East Coast ports are reporting a few of the operational hiccups their West Coast counterparts experienced via the new and enhanced global shipping alliances.
11 May 2017
A revised niche route network pays off for Zim Integrated Shipping Services.
11 May 2017
The global terminal operating arm of the Maersk Group also said it lost services in the alliance reshuffle.
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
Weco, formerly known as Nordana Lines, exited the Americas-Mediterranean trade in March.
10 May 2017
If there was any sign of foul play, “we’d investigate,” the Federal Maritime Commission acting chairman Michael Khouri said at a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday.
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.
10 May 2017
The Japanese lines may as well fast track their merger following the voting down of their proposed agreement by the FMC on jurisdictional grounds, as the new line is unlikely to be blocked.
09 May 2017
Traffic out of the Mediterranean surged 28 percent.
08 May 2017
If ocean carriers want shippers to take no-shows seriously, there is a lot ship lines can do to be taken more seriously.
08 May 2017
The value of recently shunned Panamax container ships is growing faster than other vessel sizes.
08 May 2017
A new paper says beneficial cargo owners are largely to blame for the poor service levels of today’s liner shipping industry.
08 May 2017
The Danish carrier said the additional call would offer northern India hinterland shippers more ”options to route their cargo to and from North Europe, the Mediterranean, and West Africa.”