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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

19 Oct 2020
Shippers contend with a lack of transparency when it comes to container lines communicating changes for the earliest return date for their boxes, creating operational headaches for cargo owners already affected by tariffs and COVID-19, new research has found.
09 Dec 2017
The latest JOC port productivity data show call sizes continued to increase globally through the first half of 2017.
09 Dec 2017
CMA CGM has completed its acquisition of Mercosul Line, kicking off a battle for control of the fast-growing Latin American market.
08 Dec 2017
The capital injection from 257.7 million new common stock shares, at 10.18 New Taiwan dollar per share (about $0.34) is the third stage in the company’s recapitalization effort.
08 Dec 2017
US import growth is expected to slow in 2018, after an impressive increase in 2017, but the National Retail Federation adds that a recession is not on the horizon.
08 Dec 2017
Rates from China to the United States fell this week with ample capacity on the trade and demand starting to weaken.
07 Dec 2017
“If we can harmonize the behavior of the actors in our supply chain and stop working at cross purposes, it will boost American economic growth and competitiveness.”
07 Dec 2017
A closer look at contract extension talks for the US East and Gulf coasts suggests less cause for alarm.
06 Dec 2017
The Cosco-OOIL deal took another giant step towards becoming the world's largest carrier in total liftings when it received approval for the takeover from the European Commission.
06 Dec 2017
Maersk transports roughly 20 percent of India’s total containerized cargo.
06 Dec 2017
Latin America leads Maersk's trade lanes in terms of capacity following the completion of the Hamburg Süd takeover, but rising demand is making the routes even more competitive.
The NYSHEX marketplace aims to reduce the volume of containers that are rolled, or are not delivered as agreed by shippers.
04 Dec 2017
Four shipping carriers will help steer the New York Shipping Exchange.
04 Dec 2017
The top five carriers’ share will expand further when Maersk Line closes on its acquisition of Hamburg Süd.
03 Dec 2017
How does a publication survive, indeed thrive, for 190 years when so many others have fallen by the wayside? It wasn’t smooth sailing.
03 Dec 2017
How does a publication survive, indeed thrive, for 190 years when so many others have fallen by the wayside? It was not smooth sailing.
01 Dec 2017
The coming month will tell whether carriers can keep capacity discipline beyond the surge ahead of Chinese factory closures.
01 Dec 2017
Hamburg Sud is now a Maersk subsidiary, and UASC is officially part of Hamburg-Lloyd.
01 Dec 2017
Spot rates from China to Europe strengthened this week, but the surplus capacity in the trade and the reluctance of carriers to blank sailings will likely limit any sharp increases in the run up to Chinese New Year.
30 Nov 2017
The merger will create a European-wide transportation company with 18 services.
30 Nov 2017
The opening of the Turkmenbashi seaport in Turkmenistan gives shippers interested in using China-Europe rail one more routing option.
30 Nov 2017
Six months after the merger process started, UASC was integrated with German carrier Hapag-Lloyd.
29 Nov 2017
The service fulfills a company goal of introducing weekly calls at Portland by 2020.
29 Nov 2017
European shippers can realize inventory cost and transit times savings via Mediterranean routings.
28 Nov 2017
Independent container lines increased their combined market share as well as their total volume of imports in the third quarter.
28 Nov 2017
The ongoing strong demand this year and production disruption in China are again raising questions over the availability of container equipment.
28 Nov 2017
The new loop is well suited for the booming general consumer goods and garments industry in Bangladesh.
27 Nov 2017
The cash infusion surpassed the company’s initial goal of raising $165 million.
27 Nov 2017
New features in the nonprofit database of global container information will help identify containers that have changed hands, been stolen, or are tied up in bankruptcy court.
27 Nov 2017
Dredging at the port of Rio de Janeiro will enable it to handle ships of 10,000 to 12,000 TEU.
27 Nov 2017
Growth in container shipping this year has been in volume, profitability and capacity, and the industry is heading for record loaded shipments this year.
24 Nov 2017
CMA CGM is the latest carrier to post strong operating results as it announces an adjustment of its top leadership.
24 Nov 2017
The post peak-season slump has continued for trans-Pacific spot rates, while Asia-Europe market prices flattened out this week.
23 Nov 2017
ZIM's profitability turnaround continues as rising rates and volume in the peak season drive up its steadily improving financial results.
22 Nov 2017
22 Nov 2017
The last Mundra call is expected to be on Jan. 8.
21 Nov 2017
Authorities are working toward a “hub-and-spoke system” for domestic cargo distribution through private participation.