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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.
25 Jan 2017
The new ice-class ships are scheduled for delivery in 2019.
25 Jan 2017
A surge in deliveries of mega-ships this year will prolong overcapacity in the container market and hit north-south liner trades hardest.
25 Jan 2017
Short-sea ship operator Qatar Navigation Lines is ramping up its feeder coverage between India and the Middle East.
25 Jan 2017
Carriers operating on the trans-Pacific earned significantly less per FEU on the spot market in 2016 than they did the year before.
25 Jan 2017
It will be a busy marketplace on the trans-Pacific from April as smaller carriers and the mega alliances all compete for a share of the growing US import container trade.
24 Jan 2017
Spot rates are a barometer for how trans-Pacific service contract negotiations could fare.
24 Jan 2017
Turkish shipping line UN Ro-Ro has bought its national rival Ulusoy Ro-Ro.
24 Jan 2017
HSH Nordbank, the leading financier of container ships, is up for sale.
24 Jan 2017
Eimskip’s acquisition spree continued this week with the purchase of a Belgian refrigerated freight forwarder.
23 Jan 2017
Beneficial cargo owners that book through non-vessel-operating common carriers should be aware that spot rates can vary dramatically and those that seek the lowest rates have the highest risk.
23 Jan 2017
The trans-Atlantic continues to slide down the container route rankings.
22 Jan 2017
Taiwanese carrier Yang Ming Line tells customers of plans to improve its liquidity and stem the tide of losses.
20 Jan 2017
Vehicle buyers and dealers sought treble damages.
20 Jan 2017
Spot rates in eastbound Pacific stabilize at a high level as Chinese New Year approaches.
20 Jan 2017
Largest container terminal in Oakland falls victim to ILWU Trump protest.
20 Jan 2017
The deployment of larger ships and economic weakness in some eastern markets will weigh on spot rates, according to Drewry Shipping Consultants.
20 Jan 2017
The group at the Danish Maritime Forum called for the establishment of an industry taskforce to come up with a plan to reduce the emissions in a unified and global context.
20 Jan 2017
The spot rates on Asia-Europe are slowly losing their gains made in late December, but have been surprisingly resilient into January.
20 Jan 2017
After the share price of OOCL's parent soared by 30 percent in two weeks on speculation that it is for sale, the company has said no bid for the carrier has been received.
18 Jan 2017
A New Jersey judge allows Hanjin Shipping to sell its share of a company that operates terminals in Seattle and Long Beach
18 Jan 2017
Concerned about Hanjin's demise and uncertainty surrounding alliances, some BCOs will take higher rates now to ensure stability.
18 Jan 2017
In an exclusive interview with JOC.com, Hyundai Merchant Marine President and CEO C.K. Yoo lays out the plans of South Korea's largest container line in 2017.
17 Jan 2017
Investors continue to trade heavily in OOCL shares amid speculation that the Hong Kong-based carrier is for sale.
17 Jan 2017
SM Line will set sail without the help of an alliance.
17 Jan 2017
The ongoing rise in trans-Pacific spot rates has so far not been replicated in contract rates for large shippers.
17 Jan 2017
Thorco Projects and MC-Schiffahrt have established a joint pool with an initial 14 vessels.
17 Jan 2017
French line CMA CGM has followed through on its commitment to making Singapore its Asian hub with the opening of a regional operations centre in the city-state.
16 Jan 2017
Bond issuance comes ahead of its merger with United Arab Shipping Co.
16 Jan 2017
Asia-Europe container carriers are breathing a sigh of relief as traffic edged higher in 2016, despite another dull peak season, reversing the previous year’s slump.
16 Jan 2017
US ports will face unprecedented operational challenges when ocean carriers on April 1 restructure their vessel-sharing alliances.
16 Jan 2017
Overcapacity, a wider Panama Canal, Hanjin's failure, and sustained weak demand for containerized cargo are hurting non-operating ship owners as chartered vessels come flooding back.
14 Jan 2017
Creditors worried they won’t be properly compensated with the sale proceeds.
13 Jan 2017
Northwest Seaport Alliance receives guarantee it said it needed to withdraw its objection to sale of former Hanjin terminal in Seattle.
13 Jan 2017
Trans-Pacific spot rate increases again in run-up to the Chinese New Year.
13 Jan 2017
OOCL's partners in the Ocean Alliance are the most likely to buy the Hong Kong-based container line, analysts say, provided it is for sale.