New Alliances

April 1, 2017, was the start of two new global shipping alliances; THE Alliance of NYK Line, Hapag-Lloyd, "K" Line, Yang Ming Line, and MOL, and the Ocean Alliance of Orient Overseas Container Line, CMA CGM, Evergreen Line, APL, and China Cosco Shipping.

News & Analysis

12 Apr 2018
Sponsored: "We're trying to run a marathon when we've just learned to walk," C.H. Robinson's Sri Laxmana said in an interview with Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett at 2018 TPM.
12 Apr 2018
Sponsored: Laufer Group International CEO Mark Laufer and JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett discuss the market and technological changes taking place in the container shipping industry following the recent consolidation wave.  
18 Dec 2017
The impact of mega-ships and consolidation will see the alliances needing to revise their network offerings in 2018, creating new uncertainty for shippers already concerned at potentially large numbers of canceled sailings.
28 Nov 2017
Independent container lines increased their combined market share as well as their total volume of imports in the third quarter.
07 Nov 2017
The terminal operating arm of the Maersk Group said challenging market conditions and industry overcapacity put pressure on profits.
02 Nov 2017
All of the 18 carriers studied by SeaIntel had a worse on-time record in the third quarter of 2017 than in the same period in 2016.

Commentary

Containerization has gradually led to the commoditization of the ocean (port-to-port) liner service, leading to excruciating competition among carriers.

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