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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

18 Sep 2020
Amidst confusion involving blank sailings, extra-loaders, and announcements this past week by government regulatory agencies in Beijing and Washington, spot rates in the eastbound trans-Pacific continued to climb higher.
01 Nov 2017
Big container ships make the big headlines, but vessels at the other end of the size spectrum are also making waves as the market braces for an uncertain year ahead.
01 Nov 2017
Cosco Shipping is heading for the world's number three container line position, with its rapid expansion boosted by the Chinese government.
31 Oct 2017
The improved performance came amid preparations by the three companies to merge and operate as a single company.
SM Line continues intra-Asia push with joint service
31 Oct 2017
The South Korean carrier has made steady inroads into the trans-Pacific and intra-Asia trades.
31 Oct 2017
The Charleston dredging project has proceeded quickly through a series of milestones since the corps recommended the deepening in 2010.
30 Oct 2017
China had planned to divert 15 percent of its overall container flows between it and Europe.
30 Oct 2017
The proceeds of a share sale will be used by Cosco Shipping to fund the construction of 20 new container ships, 11 of them in excess of 20,000 TEU.
30 Oct 2017
Capacity management has enabled the carriers to build profitability in 2017 after six years of losses, but a reluctance to withdraw vessels could drag down gains as service contracts begin.
29 Oct 2017
Continued slow growth in the global economy suppressed revenue at the world’s top 50 transportation service providers.
27 Oct 2017
Spot rates from Asia to the US East and West coasts increased for the first time in two months.
27 Oct 2017
Efforts to bolster coastal shipping to ease port congestion and lower logistics costs gain momentum.
27 Oct 2017
OOCL posted a solid set of operational results for the third quarter with revenue and volume rising sharply, especially on Asia-Europe.
27 Oct 2017
It has taken 13 weeks and several rate increase attempts, but the Asia-Europe spot market responded positively this week.
26 Oct 2017
DSV has been making the most out of a resurgent air freight market and continuing synergies earned through the acquisition of UTi.
25 Oct 2017
“The Receita Federal is intent on pushing the pedal of pain down this week.”
25 Oct 2017
It is difficult to plan for shipments with all the schedule changes and with no real visibility solutions allowing shippers to find and manage their cargo.
24 Oct 2017
The United States is the largest market for Brazilian coffee exports.
24 Oct 2017
Bangladeshi shipping officials are hopeful that a surge of inland waterway capacity will drastically cut shipper costs and congestion.
24 Oct 2017
Exports from Europe were delayed for weeks from February as capacity tightened.
24 Oct 2017
Carriers will enjoy a profitable 2017, but whether that will continue is dependent on shipping lines maintaining disciplined capacity management.
23 Oct 2017
Solid container growth at the Port of Antwerp was not enough to close the gap on rival Rotterdam that has managed to boost its transshipment business.
23 Oct 2017
“Carriers have to be willing to concede that there is interplay between the long-term contract, and spot rate customers, and that rate actions taken in the spot market can negatively impact contract shippers.”
23 Oct 2017
The cost for shipping from Novorossiysk to Istanbul has fallen substantially.
23 Oct 2017
By 2020, hub ports in Europe can expect the vast majority of all calls to be made by ships with a capacity greater than 14,000 TEU.
22 Oct 2017
How the Port of New York and New Jersey handles the ramp up in business will go a long way in determining the port’s future growth.
20 Oct 2017
With the peak-shipping season drawing to a close, spot rates on US imports from Asia basically flatlined.
20 Oct 2017
APL is expanding its intra-Asia footprint and has teamed up with a sister company to launch a new Korea service.
20 Oct 2017
The Cosco-OOCL takeover and the merger of Japan's three carriers into ONE show two very different approaches to M&A.
20 Oct 2017
With just two months left of the year, carriers trying to turn around the steady rate decline on Asia-Europe are battling against a structural overcapacity undermining all attempts at increasing rates.
18 Oct 2017
The shipping industry is about to register a significant milestone.
18 Oct 2017
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will soon release the final draft of an update to its historic Clean Air Action Plan.
18 Oct 2017
The carriers said that despite their exclusive cooperative agreement, they will maintain separate operations.
18 Oct 2017
There was no slowing down Chinese containerized exports in September, but the double-digit growth continued to be accompanied by steadily declining freight rates.
17 Oct 2017
Pasha Hawaii is pulling a 37-year-old ship out of layup.
17 Oct 2017
The landside ability of the supply chain to handle volume generated by mega-ships must improve before carriers can achieve the lower unit costs their deployment promises.