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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

24 Sep 2021
An alliance of 150 industry giants is urging governments to get behind a global initiative that aims to decarbonize shipping by 2050.
09 Jun 2017
US lawmakers have introduced legislation that would expand the powers and the purse strings of the FMC to “oversee and intervene” on behalf of port service providers.
09 Jun 2017
US retailers are expecting US import volumes to hit record levels in the coming months.
09 Jun 2017
The largest and most ambitious global infrastructure project is China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and the United States is falling behind.
09 Jun 2017
CMA CGM and its APL unit are launching two new services linking the Mediterranean, the Arabian Gulf, and the Indian Subcontinent.
09 Jun 2017
As e-commerce reshapes fulfillment and transportation, the effects are evident among logistics companies that make the Fortune 500 list of largest US companies.
09 Jun 2017
The end-to-end transport solution introduced in conjunction with rail operator Container Corporation of India (Concor) includes all cargo processes.
08 Jun 2017
The lack of equipment needed to screen cargo at the country’s busiest port of Chittagong is likely to compound already extensive congestion there.
08 Jun 2017
Carriers will have a more difficult time maintaining rate increases on their services to Los Angeles-Long Beach this peak season than elsewhere in the eastbound Pacific.
08 Jun 2017
As companies institute sustainability goals to woo investors and consumers, the shipping industry is becoming more transparent about its carbon emissions.
08 Jun 2017
The move comes amid a diplomatic row between Qatar and four of its neighbors.
07 Jun 2017
Spot rates in the eastbound Pacific this year have been running 30 to 60 percent higher than at this time last year.
07 Jun 2017
Heavy-lift specialist Mammoet has completed the lifting and positioning of the two largest units of an $8 billion Sasol ethane cracker and related plants that will add to exports of polyethylene resins from the US Gulf region.
07 Jun 2017
Rates for ships more than 5,500 TEU are “nose-diving,” and the 7,500- to 11,000-TEU segment has been hit by a “sudden meltdown”.
07 Jun 2017
No container bookings are being accepted to and from Qatar as carriers try to mitigate the diplomatic row that has essentially isolated the Persian Gulf state.
07 Jun 2017
China announced new security and inspection measures for vessels calling at the southeastern port of Xiamen.
06 Jun 2017
The strikes follow months of slowdown.
06 Jun 2017
06 Jun 2017
Online marketplace Freightos has extended its service offering to the United Kingdom after launching in the United States in 2016, targeting Britain's huge trade volume.
06 Jun 2017
The digital transformation of Singapore and Rotterdam will play a crucial role in their competitiveness and both ports have launched new technology initiatives.
05 Jun 2017
“The aim of the executive board is to work out a new restructuring solution together with creditors and making use of the tools of insolvency laws.”
05 Jun 2017
German carrier Hapag-Lloyd has become the second liner operator this month to impose a booking cancellation fee after CMA CGM.
02 Jun 2017
The 1,103-TEU Samoana will replace the 844-TEU Islander.
02 Jun 2017
The Panama Canal Authority plans to implement a reduced toll schedule for Atlantic-to-Pacific backhauls.
02 Jun 2017
Spot rates on the East-West trades had contrasting results this week with the trans-Pacific up and Asia-Europe losing gains.
02 Jun 2017
China's largest carrier, Cosco Shipping, continues to give only the vaguest of reasons for its suspension of share trading on the Shanghai exchange.
01 Jun 2017
The union last week canceled five of eight days of planned strikes between May 24 and June 9.
01 Jun 2017
Two freight forwarding industry surveys show that forwarders predict a strong east-west peak season and believe digitalization is inevitable.
01 Jun 2017
“Unfortunately, we do not expect any great change in the situation in the coming two weeks.”
01 Jun 2017
HSH Nordbank has rejected further negotiations over the restructuring.
31 May 2017
The New York Stock Exchange-listed group’s net income tumbled.
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.