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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.
27 Dec 2017
This is the second time in nine months congestion has affected operations at Shanghai ports.
26 Dec 2017
To cope with shifting demand, most newer car carrier ships are larger and more versatile, with design features that enable them to carry high and heavy project and breakbulk shipments, in addition to vehicles.
26 Dec 2017
The third direct service supplements the carrier's CIMEX 6 and CIMEX 8 service.
22 Dec 2017
Eastbound trans-Pacific spot rates are also down substantially from 2016, but there is a qualification. Those 2016 spot rates were boosted by the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy.
22 Dec 2017
There was no movement in Asia-Europe and Asia-Mediterranean rates this week as the holiday season begins.
Korea’s SM Line aims to partner with HMM on trans-Pacific
19 Dec 2017
SM Line is hoping to partner with its larger Korean rival HMM as the carrier plans to launch a new trans-Pacific service.
18 Dec 2017
CMA CGM is the latest carrier to cash in on the cost-advantage feature of the the Adani Hazira Container Terminal.
18 Dec 2017
The impact of mega-ships and consolidation will see the alliances needing to revise their network offerings in 2018, creating new uncertainty for shippers already concerned at potentially large numbers of canceled sailings.
15 Dec 2017
Brazilian fruit and coffee exporters seem to be among those worst hit by the strike.
15 Dec 2017
The pre-Lunar New Year push so far this year has been erratic.
15 Dec 2017
Several port authorities told JOC’s Port Performance North America Conference on Wednesday that they take the threat very seriously.
15 Dec 2017
The intra-Asia trade continues to grow, attracting new services from carriers in the region.
15 Dec 2017
The rate increases announced by several carriers may not have lifted rates by much, but they at least have prevented a slide deep in the low season.
13 Dec 2017
Trans-Pacific rate volatility is likely to continue through 2018, as carriers add capacity and the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement loses another member.
12 Dec 2017
HMM said in December that Samsung SDS, LG Electronics, Hyundai Glovis, and several other companies have expressed interest in Asia-Europe rail.
11 Dec 2017
APL was No. 13 on the trans-Atlantic trade in the first three quarters.
11 Dec 2017
The Asia-Europe trade has seen greater volume and higher rates this year, but the backhaul trade has outperformed its larger headhaul counterpart.
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.