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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

26 Jan 2021
Hapag-Lloyd’s advisory to customers about de-facto blank sailings in February due to port delays could be followed by similar announcements from other carriers.
15 Aug 2017
Niche carriers either greatly overperform or dramatically underperform the top 16 carriers.
15 Aug 2017
Trade between Charleston and the United Kingdom is growing faster than trade between the United States and the United Kingdom as a whole.
15 Aug 2017
Singapore carrier PIL and port operator PSA are exploring blockchain technology with IBM, the latest container shipping industry players to link up with the IT giant.
14 Aug 2017
The rule would reduce emissions that contribute to global warming, which threatens the long-term viability of international supply chains.
14 Aug 2017
The new terminal, pulling in grain carloads from the western Canadian provinces and the US Midwest, will help alleviate equipment shortages for North American outbound moves.
14 Aug 2017
Clarksons’ first-half profit jumped 25 percent.
14 Aug 2017
Rising demand and improving economies are driving up world container throughput.
14 Aug 2017
The number of top global carriers has fallen since 2014.
14 Aug 2017
The huge container ship that ran aground while leaving the Port of Antwerp, obstructing access to Europe's second busiest port, has been refloated.
11 Aug 2017
Divers have located a tugboat involved in a collision with the Mercosul Santos.
11 Aug 2017
Announcements this week from West Coast ports revealed some unusually strong import numbers.
11 Aug 2017
The new depth is still shy of the original draft.
11 Aug 2017
Debt-stricken carriers Yang Ming and HMM have used government support and the improving market conditions to raise revenue, cut costs, and pare down debts.
11 Aug 2017
Intermodal rail lifts, a mainstay of Pipavav, seem to be picking up.
11 Aug 2017
Not much spot rate movement on Asia-Europe, but some carriers are planning significant increases from Aug. 15.
10 Aug 2017
Shippers should be able to take advantage of lower rates at Anaklia because of its depth.
10 Aug 2017
South Asia is the leading growth market for container shipping.
10 Aug 2017
CMA CGM has scheduled additional sailings on its routes between Asia and the US Gulf and South Atlantic coasts.
10 Aug 2017
Doubts were raised on how members of the newly formed Korean shipping alliance will be able to cooperate on the fiercely competitive intra-Asia trade.
09 Aug 2017
US containerized imports are forecast to reach the highest-ever monthly total in August.
09 Aug 2017
It took the Competition Commission of Hong Kong almost two years to grant liners a block exemption from anti-trust laws, but the exemption order has been greeted with grumbling by shippers and carriers.
09 Aug 2017
Germany’s Zeaborn Group has consolidated its presence in the heavy lift/project cargo shipping market.
08 Aug 2017
Creditors of bankrupt carrier Hanjin Shipping have filed claims that would give them only a tiny proportion of what is owed, a company attorney has told a New Jersey bankruptcy court.
08 Aug 2017
Behind the new services are surging volumes of key commodities.
08 Aug 2017
The toll changes will be the first since the canal opened new locks in June 2016.
08 Aug 2017
It took the Hong Kong regulator almost two years to grant liner shipping a five-year block exemption from complying with the Competition Ordinance, but it starts today.
08 Aug 2017
“The congestion in Chittagong port has gone beyond the tolerable limit.”
07 Aug 2017
The orders threaten the industry’s fragile return to profitability.
07 Aug 2017
The schedule reliability of carriers on the four main east-west trades in the first half has improved but remains at unimpressive levels.
07 Aug 2017
Brazilian coastal carrier Mercosul Line last week suffered two accidents.
07 Aug 2017
The company blamed the shipping segment’s poor performance on slumping freight rates and cargo volumes.
07 Aug 2017
OOCL in first half profit turnaround as volumes and higher rates push up revenue.
06 Aug 2017
The strong US dollar underpins strong growth in the westbound trade, but exports stagnate.
06 Aug 2017
05 Aug 2017
The trans-Atlantic trade remains an oasis of calm, but political threats and opportunities could shake up the trade.