New Alliances

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.

31 May 2017
Truck turn times at Seattle’s largest container terminal ranged from one hour to as much as one day.
26 May 2017
The opening of the elevated Bayonne Bridge in June is likely to bring change.
25 May 2017
Inland barges are facing long delays at the Rotterdam World Gateway Terminal.
Hapag-Lloyd, UASC close merger
24 May 2017
“This is an important strategic milestone and a big step forward for Hapag-Lloyd.”
23 May 2017
Shippers using CMA CGM on the North Europe-Middle East-India trade will face a container booking cancellation fee from June 1.
11 May 2017
US East Coast ports are reporting a few of the operational hiccups their West Coast counterparts experienced via the new and enhanced global shipping alliances.
10 May 2017
If there was any sign of foul play, “we’d investigate,” the Federal Maritime Commission acting chairman Michael Khouri said at a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday.
09 May 2017
Disruption from the new carrier alliances just now being felt at West Coast ports and could begin as early as next week on the East Coast.
28 Apr 2017
The House of Representatives — and soon the Senate, sources say — will hear the concerns of domestic tugboat operators.
28 Apr 2017
"Port Klang will be the big loser as a result of the alliance shifts.”
25 Apr 2017
Although the alliance changes that reshuffled carrier alliances from four to three took effect April 1, the impact is only slowly emerging on routes across the globe.
25 Apr 2017
There are signs potential negative effects of the new alliances on transshipment and tariffs may be overstated, according to the CEO of HPH Trust.
25 Apr 2017
There is not yet any resolution to the Shanghai congestion, but vessel berthing delays are showing a slight improvement.
21 Apr 2017
For the first time, Savannah has more weekly trans-Pacific alliance services than the Port of New York and New Jersey.
21 Apr 2017
There is no let-up in rising backhaul Europe-Asia rates, even as the Shanghai-Rotterdam spot market steadily edges up.
21 Apr 2017
The prospect of cargo being rolled at Shanghai's choked Yangshan terminals has been raised by forwarder Kuehne + Nagel.
20 Apr 2017
Mobile officials had been seeking a North Europe service.
20 Apr 2017
More information is beginning to come in on the mounting vessel delays at Shanghai's Yangshan port.
19 Apr 2017
Poor conditions are exacerbating the challenges brought about by the new alliances at the port of Yangshan off the coast of Shanghai.
11 Apr 2017
Time charter rates for some of the largest ships have doubled since the start of the year.
10 Apr 2017
Jakarta and the US West Coast have been linked by a new direct service offered by the Ocean Alliance and operated by CMA CGM.
07 Apr 2017
Marginal drop in spot rates shows cautious BCO approach during first week under the new carrier alliances.
31 Mar 2017
West Coast spot rates reverse 10-week decline since Chinese New Year.
30 Mar 2017
In just two days, shippers will be dealing with a totally changed container shipping landscape as the global carriers roll out their new alliances.
29 Mar 2017
Fostering cooperation among supply-chain sectors is the main challenge LA-LB faces in handling the new alliances.
27 Mar 2017
“We should expect a general development wherein networks will gradually migrate toward designs with fewer but larger hubs.”
27 Mar 2017
The April 1 rate increases will coincide with the launch of the new alliances and the closing out of BCO contracting season.
22 Mar 2017
A smooth rollout is not expected.
16 Mar 2017
The new alliances start operating in two weeks, and the additional capacity they will inject into Asia-Europe could see the return of rate volatility.
08 Mar 2017
The new alliances begin operations on April 1, but an analysis of the networks reveals a surprising cut in the number of direct port-to-port connections.
22 Feb 2017
Just over a month remains until the new alliances go live.
07 Jan 2017
Ports, terminals, carriers, and shippers are preparing for significant challenges that will come from this spring’s shuffling of vessel-sharing agreements.

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