Japanese Liner Merger

Japanese Liner Merger

A single resource with the latest news and developments regarding the merger of Japan's Big Three container lines, NYK Line, MOL, and "K" Line. The companies have said that given the consolidation of the last few years the fundamental nature of the container shipping business has changed, and the only way forward for the three is to team up in pursuit of the lower costs and greater scale that are now essential to remaining competitive against behemoths such as Maersk Line and CMA CGM.

Special Coverage

Container carriers in the slowing US import and export trades are exercising increased discipline, maintaining capacity levels rather than introducing new vessels in an attempt to secure a larger share of the market.

News & Analysis

20 Sep 2019
CMA CGM backs off from proposed $50 administrative fee for detention and demurrage documentation processing after swift customer pushback.
20 Sep 2019
The FMC’s recommendations stem from an 18-month effort led by Commissioner Rebecca Dye to address complaints from cargo owners and drayage drivers over what they considered unfair fees for failing to pick up cargo and return equipment in a timely manner.
20 Sep 2019
The need for speed and distribution points closer to customers is fueling growth and demand for more capacity among LTL carriers, even in a softer overall freight market.
20 Sep 2019
With holiday season imports unable to gain traction and spot rates declining for the third consecutive week, peak-season 2019 will be defined by blanked sailings rather than surging cargo volumes.
20 Sep 2019
The carbon emissions data being collected may not be at a deep, granular level, but it remains the best ever available in the industry, and experts say shippers need to take better advantage of green transport offerings.
20 Sep 2019
How the US and Canadian governments respond to anti-automation pressure from longshore unions will have ramifications beyond the shaping of public perception, affecting everything from permitting processes to federal grant funding for autonomous equipment upgrades.

Commentary

US import tariffs on Chinese goods have dominated the headlines of late, and for good reason, but they may be distracting from other pressing matters for US-based firms engaged in international trade.

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