Maritime News

Maritime News

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 CMA CGM, MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Co.) and Maersk Line to smaller carriers such as Eimskip and Atlantic Ro-Ro Carriers, 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

27 Jan 2020
Despite stiff truck competition, East Coast ports have taken aggressive steps to capture more intermodal cargo and spend significant capital to build out rail infrastructure.
20 Feb 2019
The European Commission is reviewing submissions regarding a five-year extension of the exemption covering liner carrier consortia in advance of a 2020 expiration of the current extension.
20 Feb 2019
Unlike their larger counterparts, smaller BCOs won’t be able to create their own bunker adjustment factor (BAF) formula and will have to accept varying formulas from carriers, which will likely translate to higher per TEU fuel prices.
19 Feb 2019
With less than a year to go before the IMO's global requirement for the use of low-sulfur fuel, vessel operators still lack clarity into plans by refiners and suppliers to ensure sufficient fuel and infrastructure at major US gateways.
19 Feb 2019
The recently completed dredging project will allow India's busiest container port to handle vessels with a capacity of 12,500 TEU without tidal restrictions, and officials expect efficiency gains as well.
19 Feb 2019
Rapid consolidation of container carriers hasn't spurred large-scale rate increases, but it has resulted in increasingly divergent strategies, with some firms focusing solely on ocean transport while others opt for a more "end-to-end" approach.
19 Feb 2019
After initially struggling to attract liner customers due to high tariffs, the Adani Ennore Container Terminal (AECT) reported record volumes in each of the last three months, but that growth will be difficult to sustain with so much local competition.
Service integrations offer new trade compliance options
14 Feb 2019
Consolidation in the GTM software space and Maersk's purchase of customs broker Vandergrift are signs shippers want to more closely link logistics and compliance activities.
13 Feb 2019
CFO Michael Sirat tells JOC.com CEVA will compete for the container carrier’s business like any other forwarder.
13 Feb 2019
The multipurpose/heavy lift market continues to struggle with overcapacity, weak demand, and increased competition for breakbulk and project cargo from the bulk, ro-ro, and container sectors.
12 Feb 2019
The deal gives the company more trade compliance firepower to accelerate its evolution to an integrator able to provide deeper supply chain management to shippers.
11 Feb 2019
US retailers project solid middle-single-digit growth in imports through June despite large amount of front-loading that has taken place the past three months.
08 Feb 2019
Maersk and others are cracking down on dangerous goods misdeclarations, but more awareness is needed to address the underlying issues behind improper cargo classification.
06 Feb 2019
PSA International’s new terminal at India’s busiest container gateway handled a record 67,661 TEU in January and is poised for more growth as the year continues.
01 Feb 2019
While blockchain hasn't happened yet in shipping, it remains for many an inchoate concept.
31 Jan 2019
The Bangladesh government is introducing pre-arrival processing of import documents at ports in July.
31 Jan 2019
Carriers on the Asia-US trade had an unexpectedly strong December, but will it last, is the question troubling the container shipping lines.
Rotterdam port.
30 Jan 2019
The injection of vessels comes as demand growth of Asia-Europe westbound volume slows.
DSV Logistics.
29 Jan 2019
European forwarders are trying to blunt ocean carriers from encroaching on their business.
Blockchain and container shipping.
29 Jan 2019
New research shows blockchain technology has a way to go before convincing the majority of enterprises of its near-term value.
CMA CGM.
28 Jan 2019
CEVA Logistics wants shareholders to bear in mind the benefits of its strategic partnership with CMA CGM and turn down a bid by the carrier, highlighting the growth inherent in the company.
Port of Oakland.
28 Jan 2019
The year 2019 will likely become one of the most consequential in a generation for container shipping; old challenges are off the table, but new ones have replaced them.
Port of Manila.
25 Jan 2019
Truck shortages, warehouse closures, and too many empty containers have exacerbated terminal and landside congestion.
Infographic: LA-LB port pain points
25 Jan 2019
With 12 container terminals handling more than 16 million TEU per year, including 30,000 gate moves per day, Los Angeles-Long Beach is the nation's most complex port environment.
Port of Tuxpan.
24 Jan 2019
Mexico's port of Tuxpan has found a niche offering an alternative to truck and rail on cross-border trade, as the port seeks to fulfill its potential.
Mundra Port.
24 Jan 2019
India relaxed cobotage rules in May to allow any ocean carrier to transport goods.
A container ship accepts fuel.
24 Jan 2019
This lack of clarity on future high- and low-sulfur fuel costs worries BCOs and NVOs as they enter the more critical second phase of negotiations in March.
Blockchain pyramid.
24 Jan 2019
While blockchain has captured the imagination of the logistics world, it's important for most to focus on the application layer (actual solutions) and not so much on the underlying structure.
Port of Oakland.
23 Jan 2019
Shippers are starting to see the beginning of the pipeline of value-added services, but the rollout won’t make a splash like the deployment of a mega-ship.
Pecem port, Brazil.
23 Jan 2019
A new weekly container feeder service, launched by Aliança Navegação e Logistica in December, is attracting shippers in northern Brazil looking for a new connection to the port of Pecem’s international and coastal services.
Trans-Pacific shippers' 2019 outlook
23 Jan 2019
The annual survey of shipper views on the most important issues in the trans-Pacific trade.
Containers stacked at a port.
23 Jan 2019
The new rule is similar to 24-hour advanced manifest rule for US cargo and recent regulatory changes in China.
Blockchain infographic Jan. 2019.
22 Jan 2019
Shippers have largely struggled to understand the benefits blockchain technology brings to their supply chain and at what cost.
Logistics providers.
22 Jan 2019
The year 2018 was a volatile, challenging year for shippers, and 2019 is showing few signs that it will be any different.
21 Jan 2019
Asia-Europe carriers are expected to deploy a host of strategies to absorb the mega-ship capacity coming online this year.
Rotterdam port.
18 Jan 2019
Given current factors in the two trade lanes, there was little chance rates would strengthen.