Maritime News

Container throughput at the world's major ports was up sharply in the first half, driven by rising volume being reported by carriers.

The increase in earnings was driven mainly by higher freight traffic on North Sea and Baltic Sea routes.

The idle container ship fleet has crept slightly higher.

The offering starts Aug. 27 and lasts eight weeks.

After chasing market share during the rate wars of 2016, Maersk Line is now concentrating on maintaining profitability in the recovering market.

Maersk is “quite pleased with growth in the [air cargo] business.”

All proceeds from the sale have been paid to an HSH Nordbank-led syndicate.

Maersk Line had a good second quarter and expects this to continue, and not even a possible $300 million third quarter hit from the cyber attack will derail its full-year profit expectations.

Brazilian chicken exporters are cheering.

Niche carriers either greatly overperform or dramatically underperform the top 16 carriers.