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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.
10 Oct 2016
The committee is scheduled to meet Oct. 23 to determine whether the 0.5 percent global cap should take effect in 2020 or be postponed till 2025.
10 Oct 2016
DP World Australia has ordered four ship-to-shore cranes for its terminals on the east coast of Australia.
10 Oct 2016
Ports from Miami to Hampton Roads resumed cargo operations Monday.
Shippers and container lines both need to pay more attention to risk management in the wake of the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy.
10 Oct 2016
Hanjin's bankruptcy has shown that it is not only shippers that need to pay attention to the financial state of their chosen carriers, alliance members also need to keep an eye on their partners.
08 Oct 2016
Shippers want assurance from ocean carrier alliances that there are emergency plans in place if one of their container lines can’t deliver its own cargo and that of its member partners.
07 Oct 2016
Shippers must be keenly aware of the financial health of their container lines, and the alliance partners of those lines, if they want avoid the type of widespread disruption experienced during the collapse of Hanjin Shipping.
07 Oct 2016
A federal judge on Friday ordered Hanjin Shipping to reveal when vessels it operates go off charter, opening them up to arrest should they enter US waters without paying off liens held against them.
07 Oct 2016
NYK Line on Friday announced that it expects to book extraordinary losses of nearly $2 billion.
07 Oct 2016
Peak season 2016 has finally arrived, and it looks like it will be short but sweet.
07 Oct 2016
Hanjin Group chairman Cho Yang-ho spreads the blame for the demise of South Korea’s largest container line.
07 Oct 2016
Several trades out of Asia are in line for rate increases as carriers try to lift prices during the low season months.
06 Oct 2016
Hanjin Shipping on Thursday gave US importers awaiting the discharge of their stranded goods a better idea of when some ships will call at a US port.
06 Oct 2016
Hyundai Merchant Marine announced Thursday commencement of a new trans-Pacific service.
06 Oct 2016
The container booking cancellation fee appears to be making its way back into container lines’ overflowing surcharge box — much to the disdain of shippers.
The deal between Pacific International Lines and Apollo LogiSolutions is the latest in a string of such agreements.
06 Oct 2016
PIL is the latest of a series of global transportation and logistics service providers seeking new growth opportunities in India.
05 Oct 2016
Hanjin ship to pick up about 1,000 empty containers in Seattle next week.
05 Oct 2016
The negative operating margin results include those of the largest container lines.
The projected path and strength of Hurricane Matthew through the weekend.
05 Oct 2016
Hurricane Matthew has disrupted vessel traffic and closed ports at Caribbean hubs and in Florida as the killer storm moves north.
The port of Shenzhen, pictured, is joining Yangtze River Delta ports as the first regions of China to institute emissions control areas.
05 Oct 2016
Ships berthed at the port of Shenzhen are now required to burn low sulfur fuel.
Pipavav Port, pictured, has seen traffic decline for the last two years.
05 Oct 2016
Hyundai Merchant Marine and T.S. Lines have reorganized their joint India-China Express Service.
04 Oct 2016
Zim Integrated Shipping Services struggles amid “historically low freight rates."
04 Oct 2016
A federal judge has agreed to hear the arguments of several chassis, container, and fuel providers demanding Hanjin Shipping reply more quickly to their “urgent” requests for information on the location of their assets.
03 Oct 2016
Work on the project is slated to begin in summer 2017 and finish up in fall 2018.
03 Oct 2016
A major dredging project at the port of Guangzhou signals its intentions to capture Pearl River Delta cargo currently traveling to other competitors in the region.
Breakbulk and project cargoes have increasingly found their way onto container ships and other vessel types that do not usually haul such cargo when the market is healthier.
03 Oct 2016
Recovery in the multipurpose vessel market now appears unlikely before 2018.
03 Oct 2016
Maritime authorities around the world are expected to more vigorously scrutinize shipments to ensure their compliance with the International Maritime Organization's Safety of Life at Sea container weight mandate.
03 Oct 2016
The world's top five lines now control more than half of the global fleet, but M&A activity will concentrate still further capacity in the hands of the few.
30 Sep 2016
US ports so far have been doing a reasonably good job loading and unloading mega-ships within the required berthing windows, but carriers’ relentless deployment of ever-larger vessels will soon catch up with terminal operators.
30 Sep 2016
Hanjin Shipping has set up a yard to accept and store its empty containers in central New Jersey.
30 Sep 2016
Spot freight rates in the Asia-US trade edged lower for the fourth consecutive week.
30 Sep 2016
The Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy may be behind a recent surge in freight moving inland from West Coast ports.
30 Sep 2016
Colombo International Container Terminals this week hosted the MSC Maya, reportedly the largest container ship ever to call Sri Lankan shores.
Even the immediate withdrawal of 150,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units of capacity on the Asia-Mediterranean trade after the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping could not lift rates for a sustained period of time.
30 Sep 2016
Container shipping on Asia-Europe enters its slack season that will last until the pre-Chinese New Year pick up.
29 Sep 2016
With chassis shortages in Los Angeles-Long Beach reaching a crisis level, a Southern California warehouseman is ready to accept and store empty and leased Hanjin Shipping containers.
29 Sep 2016
The Mercosur trade bloc of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela are all set to increase their food exports to Russia this year.