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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

22 Jan 2021
US imports from Europe have been rising steadily since August, with the trans-Atlantic so far able to shrug off the severe disruption experienced on the trades out of Asia.
Port of Melbourne
02 Feb 2018
Container ships are getting too wide and too deep for Australian container ports, officials say. And that leaves the nation with a choice: find ways to accommodate bigger container ships or risk a negative outcome.
Port of Felixstowe Trinity Berths 6 and 7
02 Feb 2018
Spot rates on the Asia–Europe and Med trades have remained subdued in the run up to Lunar New Year.
Hyundai New York
01 Feb 2018
The service is designed to serve shippers whose cargo currently waits for up to a week at transhipment ports in Singapore and Colombo en route to Bangladesh.
Terminal competition is intensifying on India's west coast.
01 Feb 2018
Riding volume gains from new Maersk calls, APMT Pipavav increased its October–December quarter throughput by 8 percent from the prior three months and 3.5 percent from the corresponding period in 2016.
31 Jan 2018
The improving container shipping market is reflected in the nine-month financial results of Japan's big three carriers.
Hamburg Süd said the restructuring of the Pacific service strings to the South and Central American west coast and into the Caribbean.
31 Jan 2018
Hamburg Süd has withdrawn from a vessel-sharing agreement on the Asia-west coast of South America routes and will offer new services on the fast-growing trade.
CMA CGM’s initiative is the latest demonstration of shipping carriers’ increasingly accelerated turn toward technology.
30 Jan 2018
The carrier's Marseille, France-based incubator, known as Ze Box, will host a dozen startups, which have yet to be identified.
Cosco container ship
30 Jan 2018
Cosco is heading for a solid 2017 profit, turning around a $1.4 billion loss, with Beijing subsidies lending a helping hand.
30 Jan 2018
The sheer scale of China’s waste import business means exporters need to find alternative markets for their recyclable products.
29 Jan 2018
A new schedule outlined by Mediterranean Shipping Co. will substantially cut the time needed to send cargo from Europe to the US East Coast.
29 Jan 2018
The new container service will be Pensacola’s first. World Direct said the port near the tip of Florida’s panhandle will complement the carrier’s current calls at Port Manatee.
27 Jan 2018
In launching a joint venture company with IBM, with whom it has had a relationship going back to the 1950s, Maersk would seem to be in the pole position to exploit blockchain’s potential in container shipping.
26 Jan 2018
TOTE’s decision means Matson and Pasha Hawaii will not face a three-way competition that analysts and TOTE's CEO had warned would produce overcapacity and rate wars in the US West Coast-Hawaii trade.
26 Jan 2018
The small change in spot rates this week suggests carriers are satisfied with the current capacity/demand economics in the Pacific.
26 Jan 2018
The mega-ships continue to flood in to the Asia-North Europe container trade lane.
26 Jan 2018
Spot rates on Asia-Europe/Asia-Mediterranean are holding steady, but rate increases for Feb. 1 are in the cards as the peak Lunar New Year shipping period approaches.
26 Jan 2018
Hong Kong-listed OOCL, soon to be part of Cosco, reported a massive increase in container volume and revenue for 2017.
25 Jan 2018
Local trade sources told JOC.com that a call from French liner CMA CGM next week will mark the commercial launch of PSA International’s much-awaited mega-terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
25 Jan 2018
The writing was on the wall for the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement after language in a US House of Representatives bill was introduced that would force carriers to choose between membership in rate discussions and ocean carrier alliances.
MSC.
24 Jan 2018
The first sailing of MSC’s fortnightly roll-on, roll-off West Africa service will begin Feb. 19 from Le Havre.
23 Jan 2018
The Trump administration announced the tariffs Monday in response to complaints from US-based manufacturers that foreign competition was unfairly flooding the US market with cheap imports.
23 Jan 2018
In 2017 terminal operators CMPort and Cosco demonstrated the capability to pay a premium for port assets — backed by Chinese banks offering Belt and Road project development loans.
23 Jan 2018
Exchange participants hope the New York Shipping Exchange will increase visibility and certainty for shippers, which they argue will result in a better end-to-end experience for its customers.
19 Jan 2018
Carrier consolidation and projections for continued growth in imports alert beneficial cargo owners to the growing possibility of rate restoration in 2018, but a former shipping executive said carrier discipline is crucial, if service contract rates are to exceed those of last year.
19 Jan 2018
Importers are shipping with a sense of urgency to bring their merchandise into the United States before factories in Asia close down for the Lunar New Year celebrations on Feb 16.
19 Jan 2018
The supply-demand balance will become more favorable to carriers in the second half, believes Jefferies.
19 Jan 2018
Spot rates have flattened on trades from China to Europe and the Mediterranean with Lunar New Year peak season yet to materialize.
18 Jan 2018
CMA CGM is strengthening its presence on the east coast of South America.
18 Jan 2018
Two joint, weekly intra-Asia routes — connecting major ports on India's east and west coasts — are scheduled to start from Shanghai, China, at the end of this month.
18 Jan 2018
With an expanding US economy boosting imports, and carrier consolidation providing leverage on the capacity side, industry experts are putting beneficial cargo owners on notice that the 2018 to 2019 service contracting season could be difficult.
18 Jan 2018
Swedish Orient Line said it will start the shuttle with one vessel, adding that a high enough service frequency, not ship size, matters most concerning the service's success.
18 Jan 2018
The last piece of the regulatory puzzle has fallen into place for Ocean Network Express, clearing the way for its global April 1 launch.
SM Line sets May for new China-US West Coast service
17 Jan 2018
Expanding SM Line will add another China-US West Coast service to its growing portfolio as the carrier continues to grow its market share.
16 Jan 2018
Qatar Ports is implementing a “comprehensive plan” to expand the network of direct shipping calls to Hamad port.
16 Jan 2018
IBM and Maersk estimate the initiatives could save the industry billions of dollars.