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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

30 Oct 2020
The first of the third quarter results from the carriers have come in and they show an industry that is riding a wave of strong and sustained demand from the US and Europe.
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.
08 Mar 2017
The terminals of DP World in the United Kingdom will handle all calls by members of THE Alliance that launches in April.
08 Mar 2017
The new alliances begin operations on April 1, but an analysis of the networks reveals a surprising cut in the number of direct port-to-port connections.
07 Mar 2017
The practices of container lines, terminal operators, intermodal equipment operators, truckers, and beneficial cargo owners all contribute to chassis shortages at US ports.
07 Mar 2017
Invoicing inaccuracy has vexed the shipping industry for years.
07 Mar 2017
The project cost 94.2 million euros ($99.8 million).
07 Mar 2017
It could be the first of many rollbacks “consistent with recent executive orders highlighting the benefits of reducing unnecessary and costly regulations” under President Trump.
06 Mar 2017
Fesco first faced debt-servicing problems in May 2016.
06 Mar 2017
Blockchain could save the shipping industry billions of dollars.
06 Mar 2017
Container shipping veteran Ron Widdows has joined the advisory board of predictive logistics company ClearMetal.
06 Mar 2017
Ensuring their supply chains are secure is high on the BCOs' agenda as they engage with carriers in trans-Pacific service contract talks, said APL's chief executive.
06 Mar 2017
Shippers on the North Europe-Asia trade are running into space issues as full signs go up on vessels leaving for ports in the east.
03 Mar 2017
Matchback opportunities for shippers in the US heartland are limited by a lack of data.
03 Mar 2017
This was the fourth consecutive week of declining spot rates to the East Coast and the seventh consecutive week to the West Coast.
03 Mar 2017
Carriers had sought rates of up to $1,200 per TEU in the run-up to March 1.
02 Mar 2017
The exchange targets the much-discussed problem that, although shipper-carrier contracts may be signed, parties frequently fail to comply with the deal.
02 Mar 2017
Zim Integrated Shipping Services joins Maersk Line and Orient Overseas Container Line in reporting a late-year surge in freight.
02 Mar 2017
The cost of low-sulfur fuel can be around 50 percent more expensive than typical bunker fuel.