Top 40 Container Carriers

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The top five carriers’ share will expand further when Maersk Line closes on its acquisition of Hamburg Süd.

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Hyundai Merchant Marine.
21 Feb 2018
After a year off, Hyundai Merchant Marine is about to get back into Asia-Europe, but not with the size ships that are traditionally deployed on the trade.
A Cosco container ship.
15 Feb 2018
Based on carrier statistics compiled by PIERS, a sister company, if the container volumes compiled last year by the China-based carriers were combined, Cosco and OOCL would have ranked fourth among all lines in the US trades in overall container volume and first in imports.
Port of Los Angeles
02 Feb 2018
“Carriers face an increasing threat from digital attackers,” — competitors that have embraced technology, a Boston Consulting Group report released Friday argues. 
Hamburg Süd said the restructuring of the Pacific service strings to the South and Central American west coast and into the Caribbean.
31 Jan 2018
Hamburg Süd has withdrawn from a vessel-sharing agreement on the Asia-west coast of South America routes and will offer new services on the fast-growing trade.
Cosco container ship
30 Jan 2018
Cosco is heading for a solid 2017 profit, turning around a $1.4 billion loss, with Beijing subsidies lending a helping hand.
29 Jan 2018
A new schedule outlined by Mediterranean Shipping Co. will substantially cut the time needed to send cargo from Europe to the US East Coast.


Besides the usual rate issues, what other variables in 2018 will affect shippers and carriers?

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