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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

01 Jun 2020
A collapse in US exports of scrap paper and forest products due to tariffs, environmental restrictions, and slowing economies in receiving countries is expected to continue this year due to the effects of the COVID-19 crisis.
11 Feb 2017
Problems are inevitable any time the normal routine is disrupted at a marine terminal.
10 Feb 2017
There are clear signs of tightness in the container leasing market.
10 Feb 2017
In an exclusive interview, MSC CEO Diego Aponte says spring may finally be in the air for container carriers.
10 Feb 2017
It has been 10 weeks since spot rates on the China-Europe trade fell sharply as demand continues to fall off in the post-Lunar New Year slump.
09 Feb 2017
Rickmers did not give financial details of the transaction.
09 Feb 2017
Maersk Line managed to grab market share from its competitors during the brutal rate war of 2016, which could be useful as the carrier prepares to compete against the two new alliances from April 1.
08 Feb 2017
A winter storm has forced the Port of New York and New Jersey to close Thursday while other US Northeast ports hope to remain open.
08 Feb 2017
Rodolphe Saade joined CMA CGM in 1994.
08 Feb 2017
Maersk Line will avoid a fine of $12 million.
08 Feb 2017
The Maersk Group said its forwarding and logistics arm still has some way to go to improve its performance.
08 Feb 2017
There remain parallel, divergent narratives as to how strong the market truly is headed into the 2017 TPM conference later this month.
08 Feb 2017
Container line consolidation and challenges in key markets put a dent in profit at APM Terminals.
08 Feb 2017
After posting a $376 million annual loss, Maersk Line believes rising freight rates in 2017 will have a dramatic effect on its profit.
07 Feb 2017
Shippers can do a few things to protect themselves from another Hanjin-like disaster on the seas.
07 Feb 2017
Freight traffic grew by double digits across the DFDS network, and cargo rates increased.
07 Feb 2017
A fourth quarter growth in volumes and revenue could make a tough year a little less painful for the world's market leading liner shipping company.
06 Feb 2017
Since Intermarine announced plans to renew its fleet, the global project industry has been in a slump that caused carriers to re-evaluate vessel orders.
06 Feb 2017
The deal takes effect April 1 along with the reordering of global shipping alliances.
03 Feb 2017
Central American producers to expand their markets by extending the shelf lives of perishable shipments.
03 Feb 2017
With exports to the US dropping significantly, freight rates would have normally dropped sharply.
03 Feb 2017
Beneficial cargo owners got a taste of what to expect back in 2012.
03 Feb 2017
The fines were smaller than expected.
03 Feb 2017
Asia-Europe spot rates continue to hold their ground in the traditionally quiet post Chinese New year period.
01 Feb 2017
The deep capacity cuts forecast by Seaintel come as spot rates on the trans-Pacific and Asia-Europe trade lanes are at least 50 percent higher than last year.
01 Feb 2017
The deal includes all of Hanjin’s equity interests and shareholder loans in Total Terminals International.
01 Feb 2017
Extra services played a role in the decline.
01 Feb 2017
Resin exports are the main draw for CMA CGM’s New Orleans port call.
31 Jan 2017
Customs and Border Protection proposed on Jan. 18 to revise almost 30 interpretative rulings on the Jones Act.
31 Jan 2017
Connections to international services and transshipment ports from Qatar are made via India’s Mundra port on the outbound leg.
31 Jan 2017
The anticipation of record losses underscores the necessity of Japan's leading container lines’ plan to merge.
30 Jan 2017
A pension fund for longshoremen at the Port of New York and New Jersey want permission from a bankruptcy court to seek companies related to the carrier who can help pay the debt.
30 Jan 2017
More than two-thirds of failed Hanjin Shipping’s fleet is still looking for employment.
30 Jan 2017
Zim Integrated Shipping Services is positioning itself to capitalize on project cargo in India.
28 Jan 2017
Trans-Pacific service contract negotiations are complicated by a barrage of mixed signals.
27 Jan 2017
Carriers in the eastbound Pacific maintained the strong freight rates that have marked the pre-Chinese New Year period.