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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

23 Oct 2020
US exporters are crying foul as at least one trans-Pacific carriers has begun turning down shipments of low-revenue agricultural exports in order to expedite the return of empty containers to Asian load ports to carry much higher-paying US imports of consumer merchandise.
22 Sep 2017
The Port of Santos may have to close for lengthy periods to lift some of the missing containers from the seabed.
22 Sep 2017
Rates follow similar path to last year's decline ahead of China's National Day holidays, with the spot market not expected to increase until mid-October.
21 Sep 2017
Terminal operator DP World is nearing completion on a $200 million upgrade to its Fairview Container Terminal at Prince Rupert, but remaining construction to landside infrastructure has roiled port productivity.
21 Sep 2017
US imports from Asia handled by NVOCCs increased 15 percent in the 12 months ending June 30.
21 Sep 2017
In the past five days, 20 ships of 22,000 TEU have been ordered by two carriers.
21 Sep 2017
Only their ability of container carriers to invest will lead to meaningful progress that will deliver benefits to the wider market.
21 Sep 2017
CMA CGM believes teaming up with Indian consulting firm Infosys will transform and improve the carrier's service offering.
20 Sep 2017
It has been nine months since a shipper coalition submitted a petition seeking guidance on the matter.
19 Sep 2017
“What we have seen this first half of this year is a massive reefer container shortage.”
19 Sep 2017
“Shippers are forced to pay extra for each day vessels wait in the port.”
19 Sep 2017
Will carriers be able to better manage space on ships from Europe to Asia in the first quarter of 2018?
19 Sep 2017
Container shipping’s supply and demand gap is set to converge in 2018.
19 Sep 2017
“Today the challenge is not the technology.”
18 Sep 2017
Success or failure of rate increases less important to carriers than the sustained profitability of the spot rate, believes Drewry.
15 Sep 2017
CMA CGM on Friday confirmed its order of nine 22,000-TEU ships in a report noting the Marseille-based carrier posted a second quarter gain in net income.
15 Sep 2017
Spot rates in eastbound trans-Pacific turn higher in harbinger of busy month ahead.
15 Sep 2017
“The pre-Golden Week holiday volume spike is bleak this year.”
14 Sep 2017
Inland warehouses and trucking loom as a potential weak link in the supply chain of US cotton exporters preparing for their biggest harvest in years.
14 Sep 2017
US maritime regulators on Thursday voted to allow ocean carrier members of THE Alliance to form an emergency fund.
14 Sep 2017
The China-Europe rail route is gaining in popularity among shippers, but even with its rapid growth, the weekly capacity overland is just 2 percent of that offered by ocean.
13 Sep 2017
Two of the world’s largest shipping container operators now contribute information to the database, which has more than 1,000 users.
13 Sep 2017
The pricing discipline that has worked so effectively in pushing up carrier profits this year is being threatened by a looming rate war.
12 Sep 2017
Shippers are seeing little improvement in service levels from the new container shipping alliances.
12 Sep 2017
The five largest carriers in the US import and export trades continue to tighten their grip on the container shipping market.
11 Sep 2017
Carriers in eastbound Pacific appear poised to raise rates before Golden Week.
11 Sep 2017
Carrier profitability is broad based and 2017 is shaping up to be a good year, but the imbalance between supply and demand will put the brakes on the improving business.
11 Sep 2017
The Port of Rotterdam has dangled a financial carrot before the container supply chain.
09 Sep 2017
Armed with millions of dollars of venture capital, a wave of startups has emerged, offering products that variously promise to remove the kinks in the supply chain, improve efficiency, enable shippers to more easily track their cargo, and, ultimately, reduce cost.
08 Sep 2017
Hurricane Irma’s arrival this weekend threatens to roil US supply chains and seriously impact trucking rates.
08 Sep 2017
An unexpected surge in imports in July will take some of the steam out of peak-season volumes this autumn.
08 Sep 2017
Cargo volumes are building, but peak-season cargo rolling and rate hikes are still a couple of weeks away.
08 Sep 2017
The decline in spot rates on Asia-Europe accelerated this week with concerns that the widespread factory closures will result in a muted increase in volume and prices that traditionally occurs before China’s Golden Week holidays in October.
07 Sep 2017
The announcement marks a significant escalation in the size of the ships stopping at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
07 Sep 2017
Ports from Miami to Charleston now lie in the Category 5 storm’s projected path.
07 Sep 2017
Blockchain pilot programs have been flourishing this year.