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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

04 Aug 2020
One marine terminal in Montreal has begun turning away refrigerated exports as a series of strikes will last until at least Friday.
20 Oct 2017
With the peak-shipping season drawing to a close, spot rates on US imports from Asia basically flatlined.
20 Oct 2017
APL is expanding its intra-Asia footprint and has teamed up with a sister company to launch a new Korea service.
20 Oct 2017
The Cosco-OOCL takeover and the merger of Japan's three carriers into ONE show two very different approaches to M&A.
20 Oct 2017
With just two months left of the year, carriers trying to turn around the steady rate decline on Asia-Europe are battling against a structural overcapacity undermining all attempts at increasing rates.
18 Oct 2017
The shipping industry is about to register a significant milestone.
18 Oct 2017
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will soon release the final draft of an update to its historic Clean Air Action Plan.
18 Oct 2017
The carriers said that despite their exclusive cooperative agreement, they will maintain separate operations.
18 Oct 2017
There was no slowing down Chinese containerized exports in September, but the double-digit growth continued to be accompanied by steadily declining freight rates.
17 Oct 2017
Pasha Hawaii is pulling a 37-year-old ship out of layup.
17 Oct 2017
The landside ability of the supply chain to handle volume generated by mega-ships must improve before carriers can achieve the lower unit costs their deployment promises.
17 Oct 2017
Debt levels will be targeted by German carrier Hapag-Lloyd's capital increase that was successfully completed on Oct. 16.
16 Oct 2017
Ocean Network Express CEO and 2017 TPM Asia Panelist Jeremy Nixon provides JOC.com with an exclusive update on the progress of merging Japan's Big Three container lines.
16 Oct 2017
Just how different carriers and their customers view the container shipping business was illustrated during an executive panel at JOC’s TPM Asia conference in Shenzhen.
16 Oct 2017
Offering the right solutions and not the lowest price will be the way carriers can differentiate themselves, believes the APL CEO.
16 Oct 2017
Disruption is unavoidable for container shipping as multiple technologies converge with unprecedented speed.
13 Oct 2017
It will not happen overnight, but experts believe supply chains and transportation will become increasingly automated and more efficient as technology enables real-time exchange and analysis of vast amounts of data thanks to Amazon.com.
13 Oct 2017
The post-Golden Week slow demand season and surplus capacity has pulled down rates across the east-west trades.
12 Oct 2017
It is common for US container ports to give priority to ultra-large container ships over smaller vessels in the use of their port channels.
12 Oct 2017
The low-sulfur fuel rule taking effect in 2020 is likely to usher in “a paradigm change” akin to the introduction of mega-ships.
11 Oct 2017
“The container shipping market has not seen any transformative change in the way business is conducted.”
11 Oct 2017
The positive forecast from Cosco highlights the continued strength of the market.
11 Oct 2017
ExxonMobil said that it expects new fuel formulations will appear in order to meet demand for bunkers with a sulfur content of 0.5 percent.
11 Oct 2017
French liner giant CMA CGM sits on both sides of the fence at the Kingston Freeport Container Terminal.
11 Oct 2017
Only 7.8 percent, or 392 miles of Puerto Rico's 5,073 miles of road, are open.
10 Oct 2017
Japan’s exporters appear to be steadily reducing their reliance on the Suez Canal to reach markets in North and South America.
09 Oct 2017
The Trump administration’s 10-day waiver expired Sunday.
09 Oct 2017
APL on Monday said it will guarantee US importers’ containers won’t be left at the dock in China and Vietnam through a surcharge and a money-back guarantee.
09 Oct 2017
Carriers face "massive overcapacity" through the end of the year.
06 Oct 2017
Last summer’s contract extension by the ILWU and the PMA increased pressure for an agreement on the East and Gulf coasts.
06 Oct 2017
It is holiday time for China’s weary ports and terminal operators that have had a busy three quarters exporting containers to Europe.
05 Oct 2017
As the US and relief organizations struggle to move goods across battered Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria's legacy will include long-term damage to supply chains.
05 Oct 2017
The first sailing from Tuxpan is scheduled for Jan. 12.
05 Oct 2017
BCOs will experience new dynamics that could affect cargo-handling at terminals where supervisors are organized by the ILWU.
04 Oct 2017
Of the three container shipping alliances, THE Alliance has the least megaships in operation or on order, a status that could affect competitiveness on Asia-Europe.
04 Oct 2017
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) rollout in July dampened growth in the first half.