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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

23 Oct 2020
US exporters are crying foul as at least one trans-Pacific carriers has begun turning down shipments of low-revenue agricultural exports in order to expedite the return of empty containers to Asian load ports to carry much higher-paying US imports of consumer merchandise.
25 Jul 2017
Shares of Cosco Shipping have finally begun trading again in Shanghai after being suspended since May.
25 Jul 2017
The move would build upon Samskip’s penetration of the shipping market between Norway and Northern Europe in recent years.
25 Jul 2017
After six consecutive years of losses, the shipping industry headed for return to profits this year and next.
25 Jul 2017
“We never know what’s going to show up,” said the president of Missionary Expediters.
25 Jul 2017
A debt write-off agreement helped Diana Containerships' second-quarter earnings.
24 Jul 2017
The market remains very active despite the summer vacation period in the northern hemisphere.
24 Jul 2017
The world's biggest container trade will grow even further in 2017.
24 Jul 2017
PIL has declined to speculate on the attractiveness of the mid-sized carrier as a takeover target.
24 Jul 2017
The majority of ships deployed on Asia-Europe by the end of 2018 will be greater than 18,000 TEU, which will have implications for rate levels and ports.
21 Jul 2017
The key Brazilian port of Santos’ efforts to bounce back from draft restrictions were set back this week.
21 Jul 2017
West Coast rates have already fallen behind the spot rates in mid-July last year.
21 Jul 2017
"It’s unethical,” says the Shippers Council of Bangladesh chairman.
21 Jul 2017
The trust manager of the company said it had sought approval to remove its shares in April.
21 Jul 2017
The anticipated rate increases on Asia-Europe have yet to materialize with the spot rate falling for the third week in a row, despite a peak season volume surge.
20 Jul 2017
Pacific Northwest ports believe the true competitive edge will come from faster cargo velocity at the terminals.
20 Jul 2017
As freight volumes surge, truckload rates are rising faster than 3PLs such as C.H. Robinson Worldwide can adjust pricing.
20 Jul 2017
“The info is wrong.”
19 Jul 2017
The congestion appears to be worsening.
19 Jul 2017
Pacific International Lines' traffic in US imports from Asia rose 67 percent year over year in the second quarter.
19 Jul 2017
“The trade is doing much better than previously thought to be the case.”
18 Jul 2017
APM Terminal (APMT) in the Port of New York and New Jersey says it will have mostly recovered from the cyber attack on Maersk by the end of the week.
18 Jul 2017
Asia-Russia-Europe spot rates are up more than double year over year.
17 Jul 2017
A 13,200 TEU vessel that is the largest ever to enter the Port of New York and the US East Coast passed under the newly-elevated Bayonne Bridge Monday afternoon.
17 Jul 2017
The service will link Northern Europe, the US East Coast, Central America, the Pacific islands, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, and the Caribbean on a weekly basis.
17 Jul 2017
The shuttering of many plants for three weeks and more, opposed to the traditional break of one or two weeks, bodes poorly for the country’s third-largest export and its second-largest import.
17 Jul 2017
“The coastal shipping deal will reduce cost as well as time. To us, time is also money.”
17 Jul 2017
The project is capable of handling cargo, passenger ferries, and fishing vessels.
15 Jul 2017
Heavy-lift and project carriers are developing a new market that a few years ago would have been unthinkable — the Northern Sea Route to Russia’s frigid Arctic region.
14 Jul 2017
Canadian lobsters arrived in China in a big way as the country's largest retailer sold and delivered huge numbers of the live shellfish in a test project.
14 Jul 2017
The peak season spike in US imports from Asia should be just around the corner.
14 Jul 2017
14 Jul 2017
Spot rates on Asia-Europe have slid for the last two weeks, ignoring a rate increase levied from July 1 and peak season surcharges from some carriers.
14 Jul 2017
Despite some terminals being seriously affected by the Maersk Group cyber security breach, from a global perspective the impact was short lived.
13 Jul 2017
What is a customer to do to protect its supply chain?
13 Jul 2017
The increased shareholding followed the sale earlier this week of the remaining 8.5 million shares in Hapag-Lloyd held by TUI Group.