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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

28 Sep 2020
Network outages have become a highly sensitive topic for the container shipping supply chain since the crippling notPetya cyber attack on Maersk in June 2017.
28 Mar 2017
Supply and demand are moving in the right direction for MPV operators.
28 Mar 2017
Ships calling Yokohama can stack various incentive schemes to get discounts of up to 100 percent on port dues.
28 Mar 2017
CMA CGM said the terminal has achieved an average gross berth productivity of more than 160 moves per hour.
28 Mar 2017
A decline in production numbers and China regulations on paint look set to limit the availability of containers, which could spell trouble when demand picks up in peak periods.
27 Mar 2017
“We should expect a general development wherein networks will gradually migrate toward designs with fewer but larger hubs.”
27 Mar 2017
The April 1 rate increases will coincide with the launch of the new alliances and the closing out of BCO contracting season.
24 Mar 2017
Trailer Bridge is developing a new niche with 53-foot containers on a twice-weekly service to Santo Domingo
24 Mar 2017
Steady slide in eastbound Pacific spot rates should be coming to an end.
24 Mar 2017
Hapag-Lloyd said it’s facing a challenging start to 2017.
24 Mar 2017
Arkon Shipping manages a fleet of more than 120 seagoing vessels.
24 Mar 2017
The Asia-Europe spot market was flat this week, and although Europe-China prices have fallen in the past two weeks, the eastbound rate remains well above the levels reached last year.
23 Mar 2017
The Department of Justice declined to say why CEOs of major carriers were served subpoenas March 15 at the biannual Box Club meeting in San Francisco.
23 Mar 2017
Freight volumes have surged 23 percent in the first two months of 2017.
23 Mar 2017
BCOs are looking to air freight as an alternative to shipping cargo from North Europe to Asia as ocean space remains tight.
22 Mar 2017
A federal judge has allowed a bank to foreclose on and sell its interest in more than 1,500 Hanjin Shipping containers to repay the bank for owed lease payments.
22 Mar 2017
Alphaliner executive consultant Hua Joo Tan's speech at the 17th annual TPM Conference took a look at where ocean capacity currently stands in relation to demand.
22 Mar 2017
The decision on the deal, said to be worth around $4 billion, was due on March 27.
22 Mar 2017
A smooth rollout is not expected.
22 Mar 2017
It is not only dry containers where freight rates are heading for the stars.
21 Mar 2017
The Department of Justice is targeting a “gray area” between its authority and that of the Federal Maritime Commission.
21 Mar 2017
Pace of service contracting should heat up as soon as final questions about new carrier alliances are answered.
21 Mar 2017
El Coqui slid into the water Monday.
21 Mar 2017
One theme that popped up in a number of panel discussions at the JOC's 17th Annual TPM Conference was a changing of the paradigm that defines relationships between carriers and shippers.
The New York Shipping Exchange says half of the top 10 ocean carriers have signed up for its platform.
21 Mar 2017
Cargo booking exchange platform secures funding of $8.5 million from GE and Goldman Sachs, among others.
21 Mar 2017
“Shippers along these routes will get the best transit times, most competition, and cheapest rates. The reverse will be true for niche shippers.”
21 Mar 2017
Rickmers Maritime’s loss rose to $180.1 million in 2016 from $129.2 million a year earlier.
21 Mar 2017
If world trade demand increased by 3 percent per year between now and 2022, a total of 22 million TEUs would be required.
20 Mar 2017
US authorities capitalized on a rare window to exercise their power over non-US-based companies.
20 Mar 2017
The services to the US Southeast are the latest in a series of trans-Pacific services the Haifa-based carrier has been introducing ahead of the restructuring of the global vessel-sharing agreements April 1.
20 Mar 2017
The system will help increase the number of New Panamax ships that can pass through the Panama Canal from an average of five a day at present.
20 Mar 2017
The two partners will coordinate their resources to provide cold chain logistics solutions.
17 Mar 2017
Spot rates each week have declined in single-digit increments since peaking in mid January.
SM Line buys intra-Asia slots to India
17 Mar 2017
SM Line is entering an already crowded market.
17 Mar 2017
The two carriers had planned to close on the transaction by March 31.
17 Mar 2017
The lessons to be learned from the collapse of Hanjin Shipping are almost too many to absorb.