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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

04 Aug 2020
One marine terminal in Montreal has begun turning away refrigerated exports as a series of strikes will last until at least Friday.
21 Nov 2017
Authorities are working toward a “hub-and-spoke system” for domestic cargo distribution through private participation.
20 Nov 2017
Exports to the largest global consumer of wastepaper are in serious trouble.
20 Nov 2017
The violations were centered on the ports of Shanghai, Tianjin, Qingdao, and Ningbo-Zhoushan.
17 Nov 2017
The competitive service contract market has required major international carriers to make chassis available to many customers, despite carriers' vision to end chassis provision.
17 Nov 2017
Spot rates from Asia to the West Coast this week fell at a clip nearly twice as fast as rates to the East Coast.
17 Nov 2017
“We have seen freight rates remain fairly steady over the past year.”
17 Nov 2017
The $85.1 million dredging work will raise the outer bar of the Passur River.
17 Nov 2017
Maersk Line has appointed the president of its Latin American and Caribbean operations to head its North American division.
17 Nov 2017
Spot rates on Asia-Europe continue their weak season decline despite carrier efforts to raise prices.
16 Nov 2017
Maersk says it can provide trade finance faster and easier than banks.
16 Nov 2017
The inability of mega-ships to enter and leave Hamburg fully loaded is affecting container throughput and could hurt the port's competitiveness.
15 Nov 2017
Yang Ming and HMM have said it is too early to confirm whether mega-ships will be included on their order books.
15 Nov 2017
Choosing the right startup has more chance of providing a rapid return on investment compared with a long-term commitment to a costly digital solution that may or may not work.
14 Nov 2017
UASC is making its presence felt as the carrier is merged into Hapag-Lloyd operations.
14 Nov 2017
Hamburg's HHLA is the latest Europe port to post a strong increase in container throughput with 2017 shaping up as a good year.
13 Nov 2017
False logs are an "epidemic," and shippers are vulnerable, speakers tell the JOC Inland Distribution Conference. The latest federal data back them up.
13 Nov 2017
“Log In faces fierce competition in Brazilian cabotage and east coast of South America container services.”
13 Nov 2017
“We need long-term planning.”
10 Nov 2017
The global container fleet is on track to grow faster than expected demand and scrapping.
10 Nov 2017
Spot rates last week experienced what was probably their last hurrah of peak season 2017.
10 Nov 2017
East and Gulf Coast ports through October grew their import volumes at more than double the pace of West Coast ports.
10 Nov 2017
Rates on Asia-Europe were back in decline this week, and the market fundamentals make it unlikely that prices will increase much before Chinese New Year.
09 Nov 2017
Yang Ming reports a third-quarter profit on higher volume and freight rates, after 10 loss-making quarters.
09 Nov 2017
Last week’s ruling by Judge Rudolph Contreras of the US District Court for the District of Columbia is the latest development in a years-long dispute over pilotage fees.
09 Nov 2017
The deal would complement MSC’s ZAO Container Terminal in Russia’s busiest port of St. Petersburg.
08 Nov 2017
08 Nov 2017
The trans-Atlantic spot market has barely budged when compared with the yo-yo swings on other trades.
08 Nov 2017
It is the second consecutive quarter that produced a negative performance for the top carrier.
07 Nov 2017
As shipping lines and their customers head into annual Asia-Europe contract talks, carriers continue to undermine their negotiating position by not withdrawing capacity.
07 Nov 2017
The terminal operating arm of the Maersk Group said challenging market conditions and industry overcapacity put pressure on profits.
07 Nov 2017
The move by MSC and CMA CGM to order 20 new 22,000 TEU ships between them will not be followed by Maersk Line that says it has enough capacity "for now."
07 Nov 2017
The $250 million to $300 million financial impact of Maersk's cyber breach was not enough to offset strong market fundamentals in the third quarter that drove up the freight rate and kept the carrier well in profit.
06 Nov 2017
Maersk is preparing to release its third quarter results that will reflect the heavy impact of a cyber attack that brought the carrier's container handling divisions to a standstill.
06 Nov 2017
The willingness of container carriers to sell capacity to resellers who openly distribute rates to the market is fueling rate volatility.
06 Nov 2017
That state aid scheme underscores the importance the Narendra Modi government places on coastal and short-sea shipping.