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News & Analysis

15 Jan 2021
A fourth quarter operational update from OOCL gives the first glimpse of what to expect from carriers as they head for a highly profitable year.
31 May 2017
Throughput volume at the world's major gateways has been so strong in the first quarter that analyst Alphaliner has revised upwards its forecast for 2017.
31 May 2017
The joint study found contacts between key industry stakeholders are often “zero-sum” and not normally focused on cooperation to make improvements for mutual gain.
31 May 2017
The name of the joint venture container line that will be formed from the merger of Japan's three main carriers has been announced.
30 May 2017
The Peking, built by Blohm + Voss in 1911, was one of the legendary "Flying P-Liners" of the German shipping company F. Laeisz.
30 May 2017
The sharp difference in what carriers will have to pay for lower sulfur fuel makes it tempting to skirt the new rule.
30 May 2017
The shareholders also approved the expansion of the company’s supervisory board.
30 May 2017
The market rebound will reverse the heavy deficit incurred in 2016.
29 May 2017
Earnings nosedived across all of the business segments on India's largest shipping line.
29 May 2017
Fesco is currently in talks with its creditors and bondholders over the restructuring of its debts.
29 May 2017
Rates on Asia-South America East Coast has soared to its highest level ever recorded as disciplined capacity management by carriers continues to support the spot market.
29 May 2017
Nine port pairs on services between Southeast Asia and the West Coast are experiencing faster transit times than before the new and enhanced alliances launched April 1.
26 May 2017
The opening of the elevated Bayonne Bridge in June is likely to bring change.
26 May 2017
Spot rates in the eastbound Pacific dropped for the fourth straight week.
26 May 2017
26 May 2017
After three weeks of declines, the China to Europe and the Mediterranean spot rates rose this week, probably lifted by shippers trying to beat the rate increases coming on June 1.
25 May 2017
Legislators’ recent interest in rewriting the Shipping Act of 1984 has been sparked by third-party suppliers’ fears of alliances having too much power.
25 May 2017
Inland barges are facing long delays at the Rotterdam World Gateway Terminal.
25 May 2017
Costamare is one of the leading charter ship owners, with a fleet of 72 vessels.
24 May 2017
Hapag-Lloyd joins group of carriers that charge for refrigerated container gensets.
Hapag-Lloyd, UASC close merger
24 May 2017
“This is an important strategic milestone and a big step forward for Hapag-Lloyd.”
24 May 2017
“The first quarter was in line with our expectations.”
23 May 2017
According to analysts, low freight demand, overcapacity, and the consequent tightening of profit margins has placed shipbuilding on a sort of hiatus, but it won't last.
23 May 2017
The launch of the new BBC Euro-Gulf Express Line follows BBC’s addition this month of westbound capacity on its Mediterranean-America service.
23 May 2017
The Swedish government is coming under increasing pressure to intervene in the year-long industrial dispute at APM Terminals Gothenburg.
23 May 2017
Shippers using CMA CGM on the North Europe-Middle East-India trade will face a container booking cancellation fee from June 1.
22 May 2017
Such a move already has support on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers have been weighing options to strengthen Federal Maritime Commission safeguards against collusion among carriers in the world’s three major VSAs.
22 May 2017
Five have already been taken over and the remaining two are scheduled for delivery by the end of June.
22 May 2017
Rapid growth in intra-Asia container volume unable to get rates up, which Drewry suggests may be a result of larger vessels being deployed on the trade.
22 May 2017
There are signs that the liner shipping business is clawing its way back to profitability, but with the real impact of higher contract rates yet to be felt, it is too soon to say.
19 May 2017
The US import trade from Asia returned to market fundamentals.
19 May 2017
CMA CGM returned to the black in the first quarter.
19 May 2017
Container shipping has reached a point where digitization has become a competitive necessity.
19 May 2017
Spot rates on China-Europe and Asia-Mediterranean trades have continued to decline, defying carrier attempts to move prices in the opposite direction.
18 May 2017
Roughly $4.6 billion is needed at East and Gulf coast ports to remedy pinch points in harbor infrastructure.
17 May 2017
Although vessels of more than 9,000 TEU have called at Santos, they have not been as long as the Hyundai Loyalty.