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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

26 Oct 2020
Although economic forecasts point to a possible weakening in consumer demand, carriers are expected to continue the capacity management discipline they have displayed all year to prevent rate destruction in the trans-Pacific trades
20 Feb 2017
Retailers and large direct importers urge restraint in interpreting the January import numbers.
20 Feb 2017
Maersk Line is assessing whether the Vietnamese terminal at Cai Mep can be added to a regular Asia-North Europe schedule in the 2M Alliance.
17 Feb 2017
The legal salvo is the latest sign of how Hanjin containers continue to disrupt the global container shipping market.
17 Feb 2017
The Port of Gothenburg faces fresh strikes.
17 Feb 2017
Spot rates in eastbound Pacific dropping during post-Chinese New Year lull, but not as steeply as last year.
17 Feb 2017
Spot rates on the Shanghai-Europe trade have fallen for the seventh straight week.
16 Feb 2017
China reports solid January export growth to its biggest trading partners.
16 Feb 2017
"A container shortage is possible."
16 Feb 2017
The move furthers the South Korean carrier’s efforts to generate cost-reducing synergies.
16 Feb 2017
A senior source close the matter told JOC.com that the government of Hong Kong had made its concerns known over such changes to Beijing.
16 Feb 2017
Even though container volumes grew 4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016, this did not lead to a corresponding increase in demand for container ships.
15 Feb 2017
US inventories are rising, but inventory-to-sales ratios are falling, a sign freight is moving inland faster and inventories turning over more rapidly.
14 Feb 2017
Aside from Hanjin Shipping, the Hanjin Group has a controlling share of Korean Air Lines, and its subsidiaries range from various logistics companies to universities.
14 Feb 2017
The national carrier returned to profitability in the third fiscal quarter.
14 Feb 2017
Signs of a container shortage are emerging with leasing companies reluctant to place orders for new containers until they get their Hanjin leased boxes back, and up to 40 percent of those units have yet to be recovered.
13 Feb 2017
Spot rates in eastbound Pacific drop marginally in the second week of the Lunar New Year.
13 Feb 2017
The days when the largest, so-called premier carriers booked directly with beneficial cargo owners are over.
13 Feb 2017
Hyundai Merchant Marine in 2016 reduced its financial losses 99.3 percent.
13 Feb 2017
Shreyas Shipping & Logistics is adding more vessels to its fleet.
13 Feb 2017
Shippers hope the next negotiations go more smoothly than those in 2012 and 2013.
13 Feb 2017
Maersk Line and MSC have expanded their Asia-North Europe and trans-Pacific services to accommodate the volumes from a slot deal signed with HMM and Hamburg Süd.
11 Feb 2017
Problems are inevitable any time the normal routine is disrupted at a marine terminal.
10 Feb 2017
There are clear signs of tightness in the container leasing market.
10 Feb 2017
In an exclusive interview, MSC CEO Diego Aponte says spring may finally be in the air for container carriers.
10 Feb 2017
It has been 10 weeks since spot rates on the China-Europe trade fell sharply as demand continues to fall off in the post-Lunar New Year slump.
09 Feb 2017
Rickmers did not give financial details of the transaction.
09 Feb 2017
Maersk Line managed to grab market share from its competitors during the brutal rate war of 2016, which could be useful as the carrier prepares to compete against the two new alliances from April 1.
08 Feb 2017
A winter storm has forced the Port of New York and New Jersey to close Thursday while other US Northeast ports hope to remain open.
08 Feb 2017
Rodolphe Saade joined CMA CGM in 1994.
08 Feb 2017
Maersk Line will avoid a fine of $12 million.
08 Feb 2017
The Maersk Group said its forwarding and logistics arm still has some way to go to improve its performance.
08 Feb 2017
There remain parallel, divergent narratives as to how strong the market truly is headed into the 2017 TPM conference later this month.
08 Feb 2017
Container line consolidation and challenges in key markets put a dent in profit at APM Terminals.
08 Feb 2017
After posting a $376 million annual loss, Maersk Line believes rising freight rates in 2017 will have a dramatic effect on its profit.
07 Feb 2017
Shippers can do a few things to protect themselves from another Hanjin-like disaster on the seas.