Container Shipping News

The latest container shipping news and analysis of ocean container shipping, logistics, supply chains, technology solutions and end-to-end connectivity. Coverage includes the movement of containerized cargo handled by marine terminals and container ports, depots, container lines, drayage, consignees, importers and shippers, forwarders, non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCCs) and off-dock warehousing providers. The Journal of Commerce's container shipping news includes news from the trans-Pacific, Asia-Europe, North America-Caribbean, Central and South America trades, and intra-Asia trades.

The latest Container Shipping News & Analysis

Pacific lines face a difficult sell

BY BILL MONGELLUZO |
Large importers and national retailers are still kicking themselves for agreeing last spring to rate
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Split decision in NVO-TSA rematch

BY R.G. EDMONSON |
After 17 months of investigation, the Federal Maritime Commission's settlement with the Transpacific
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Feeding frenzy

BY R.G. EDMONSON |
It is time for the Federal Maritime Commission to fish or cut bait. Three large logistics companies
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Where's the peak season?

BY BILL MONGELLUZZO |
carriers' predictions<br><br>It's late August in the eastbound trans-Pacific ocean container trade,
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Tariffs: Still a tool for shippers?

BY R.G. EDMONSON |
Searching for a tariff rate can be nearly as difficult as locating a left-hand monkey wrench. Such a
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Paper money

BY ANNU MANGAT |
For ocean carriers, the recent rise in freight rates has added some luster to the U.S. wastepaper ex
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'Carriers' market' in trans-Atlantic

BY ANNU MANGAT |
After several years of battling unfavorable market conditions, trans-Atlantic carriers are enjoying
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Back on the hunt?

BY ANNU MANGAT |
Interest is brewing in whether CP Ships, a savvy force for consolidation in container shipping, will
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The fight of his lift

BY JOSEPH BONNEY |
After 16 years as president of the International Longshoremen's Association, John Bowers was ready t
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Agent of change

BY JOSEPH BONNEY |
There's no love lost between John Bowers, president of the International Longshoremen's Association,
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Europe's antitrust review heats up

BY ANNU MANGAT |
European regulatory authorities are casting a critical eye at longstanding rules that permit shippin
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Coming: new batch of mega-ships

BY ANNU MANGAT |
The universe is expanding, the prevailing theory of physics says, and so are container ships. A new
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Sticking to script

BY BILL MONGELLUZZO |
Despite the growing number of large ships scheduled to enter service during the next three years (St
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Full-ahead for MSP

BY R.G. EDMONSON |
What's remarkable about the new Maritime Security Program is the expedited treatment that Congress i
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Does the FMC mean business?

BY R.G. EDMONSON |
Does the Federal Maritime Commission really mean business? The federal agency that oversees liner sh
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Three weeks and counting

BY WILLIAM ARMBRUSTER |
Evergreen Marine and its customers will be weeks recovering from an International Longshoremen's Ass
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Eastern front

BY JOSEPH BONNEY |
Since John Bowers became president of the International Longshoremen's Association in 1987, the unio
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Still more to do

BY DAN BLEDSOE |
Six years after its founding as an amalgam of British and Dutch shipping lines, P&O Nedlloyd is the
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Let the public be heard

BY R.G. EDMONSON |
The Federal Maritime Commission says it's just an adjustment in its procedural rules, but the action
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Warning: Tight squeeze ahead

BY BILL MONGELLUZZO |
Sweeper ships" was industry jargon that became widely used during last year's trans-Pacific peak shi
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East and west

BY DAN BLEDSOE |
Trans-Atlantic carriers say they're optimistic that they'll secure a substantial portion of the gene
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Rates going UP

BY BILL MONGELLUZZO |
The economy is sluggish. The nation is at war. Consumers are anxious. Retail stores and warehouses a
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Free time folly

BY BILL MONGELLUZZO |
With several marine terminals in the U.S., Stevedoring Services of America suffers every time one of
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They won't be fooled again

BY BILL MONGELLUZZO |
Last year, carriers in the eastbound Pacific had a shortage of space but failed to seize the opportu
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Who Will Prevail?

BY BILL MONGELLUZZO |
When Sean Quinn heard the rate increase that trans-Pacific carriers are seeking this year, his react
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The FMC's new search engine

BY R.G. EDMONSON |
Imagine a stack of paper more than 4,100 feet tall - three times the height of Chicago's Sears Tower
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Low bid, any value?

BY CHRIS DUPIN & ANN SACCOMANO |
Once denigrated for putting price above value, the online auction business is an auction in name onl
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Capacity squeeze?

BY BILL MONGELLUZZO |
As Mark Twain might have said if he were dropped into the body of a modern-day shipping industry ana
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For APL, rates need to improve

BY CHRIS DUPIN |
Reduced capacity, cost cutting, increased attention to yield management and growth in logistics - th
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Maxed out

BY ROBIN EMMOTT |
Within the business of ocean shipping, few stories stand out more than the growing relevance of the
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Jacobs is out at Neptune Orient

BY CHRIS DUPIN |
In 1999, Flemming R. Jacobs stunned many in the shipping industry with his decision to leave A.P. Mo
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A pivotal year for P&O Nedlloyd?

BY CHRIS DUPIN |
Look for a possible public stock offering and a major acquisition by the Anglo-Dutch container shipp
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Winter blahs in trans-Pacific

BY BILL MONGELLUZZO |
service-contract negotiations<br><br>Trans-Pacific shippers and carriers pay close attention to U.S.
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Bracing for a storm

BY BILL MONGELLUZZO |
Marian Duntley, corporate customs manager at Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., is confronting the same issu
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'It's not just a minor tweak'

BY CHRIS DUPIN |
Six thousand miles long and heavily dependent on refrigerated cargo requiring specialized equipment,
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The quiet carrier

BY CHRIS DUPIN |
Mediterranean Shipping Co. is finally living up to its name. For years, the company relayed cargo to
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Out in the cold

BY COURTNEY TOWER |
Four decades after it opened, the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes navigation system remains one
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Europe dances around antitrust

BY CHRIS DUPIN |
How big of a deal was the European Commission's decision this month to grant the Trans-Atlantic Conf
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Who was hit the hardest?

BY CHRIS DUPIN |
As the queues of ships outside West Coast ports have diminished following the 10-day lockout of long
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Recovering costs of the slowdown

BY CHRIS DUPIN |
The shutdown of West Coast ports last month has created tremendous congestion and additional costs f
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