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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

29 Nov 2022
Vessel on-time performance to US ports continued to improve in October, although carriers in the eastbound trans-Pacific underperformed global schedule reliability.
16 Mar 2017
FMC Commissioner Daniel Maffei said he was “disappointed” to learn this week that the 2M and Ocean alliances had decided to forgo emergency funds to protect cargo.
16 Mar 2017
The strikes would have involved dockworkers stopping work every other hour.
16 Mar 2017
"After five years we will probably see new alliances, and smaller capacity carriers may lose out.”
16 Mar 2017
The new alliances start operating in two weeks, and the additional capacity they will inject into Asia-Europe could see the return of rate volatility.
15 Mar 2017
JOC’s 17th Annual TPM Conference was bursting with sharp insights on where the industry is headed and on ways to break the cycle of overcapacity, less-than-spectacular service, and unsustainable rates.
15 Mar 2017
Miyamoto said she expects the recent improvement in rate sentiment will transfer to some extent to long-term shipping contracts.
15 Mar 2017
The European Union’s competition authority is due to decide by March 27 whether to clear the acquisition.
15 Mar 2017
Forwarders are not happy with a recovery surcharge being levied by some carriers on Europe-Asia shipments as they battle to find space on the backhaul trade.
14 Mar 2017
“Maersk Line has no plans to implement a trust fund to further safeguard cargo.”
14 Mar 2017
The EC2 service will be the port’s sixth direct service and second trans-Pacific service via the Panama Canal.
14 Mar 2017
The additional ship is the Clipper Marlene.
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
More industry consolidation can be expected before the market finds a healthy balance in supply and demand.
14 Mar 2017
Wan Hai Lines is focusing on new growth areas in India.
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
The world’s largest shipbroker said it’s well positioned to cash in on improving shipping markets.
13 Mar 2017
Ikonship’s six ships will join Ocean7’s fleet in a combined operation.
The R-Class ships will be able to work in the Arctic and other icy waters.
13 Mar 2017
The ships have been dubbed as the R-Class.
13 Mar 2017
The local branch of the German bank said it would support an “orderly winding-up” of the trust.
13 Mar 2017
The so-called “tariff effect” will take an estimated one to two years after the set-up of the company to start delivering substantial savings.
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.
12 Mar 2017
Unprecedented consolidation of ocean carriers and the restructuring of global vessel-sharing alliances from four to three is wreaking havoc on several smaller Brazilian container terminals.
11 Mar 2017
A gradual return to more open domestic and international trade policies provided a small spark to the Brazilian economy in late 2016 and boosts carrier optimism.
10 Mar 2017
There was some confusion in the days after the rulemaking as to whether the decision impacted general rate increases, allowed carriers to unilaterally and arbitrarily alter service contracts without notifying the FMC or their contract partners, or changed how NVOCCs report rate changes to their customers.
10 Mar 2017
Spot rates are about 70 percent higher than in March 2016.
10 Mar 2017
The average freight rate per TEU at CMA CGM increased by 2.9 percent between the third and fourth quarters of 2016.
10 Mar 2017
Sensors attached to containers to show the whereabouts of goods at any given moment revolutionize how logistics is conducted.
10 Mar 2017
Global Ship Lease’s loss more than doubled in 2016.
10 Mar 2017
Spot rates fell slightly on the Shanghai-North Europe route, but beneficial cargo owners' shipping containers heading the other way are having to fork out hefty sums as capacity cuts have dried up space on vessels.
09 Mar 2017
Rafi Danieli announced last year he was stepping down.
09 Mar 2017
THE Alliance on Thursday released details on its 32 joint services.
08 Mar 2017
US exporters are having a harder time than usual securing containers.
08 Mar 2017
The undeniably grim outlook for global container lines in 2017 nevertheless could brighten.
08 Mar 2017
Changes that have swept over container shipping over the past few years are, and will continue, impacting the industry.