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Maritime news articles about every aspect of the industry, including ports, container and breakbulk lines; and ships and ship chartering. Coverage also includes the impact of recent industry mergers and acquisitions, and of emerging new technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things.

From the largest container lines such as Maersk LineMSC (Mediterranean Shipping Co.), COSCO Shipping/OOCL, CMA CGM and Ocean Network Express (ONE), to smaller carriers such as SM Line and Eimskip, JOC.com covers the entire industry with unequaled intelligence, data, insight, statistics, and analysis. JOC.com regularly updates its proprietary data about the activity of largest ports, container lines, breakbulk lines and other stakeholders in the maritime shipping sector.

News & Analysis

19 Oct 2021
Container leasing companies question the cost efficiencies of retailers leasing containers and chartering ocean vessels and suggest retailers work with ocean carriers.
13 Jul 2017
The increased shareholding followed the sale earlier this week of the remaining 8.5 million shares in Hapag-Lloyd held by TUI Group.
13 Jul 2017
China's Belt and Road is projected to generate an additional $2.5 trillion in global trade over the next 10 years.
13 Jul 2017
The pledge comes as Maersk Line recognizes concern among shippers at booking containers with the carrier while it limps back to a business-as-usual state.
12 Jul 2017
Cosco Shipping's Howard Finkel on its position, and response, as a CKYHE Alliance member during the Hanjin Shipping crisis. He also reports on culture of collaboration and integration process over the last year since the Cosco-China Shipping merger. 
12 Jul 2017
"It’s not a question of whether you are going to be hacked, [but] a question of when."
12 Jul 2017
Yacht transportation is a niche market for the breakbulk and heavy-lift sector.
12 Jul 2017
Neither Codesp, nor CPSP could say when the full draft would be restored.
11 Jul 2017
A US Federal Maritime Commission public notice on Tuesday sparked erroneous reports that Maersk was still unable to access its customer contract database due to the Not Petya virus that spread through computers worldwide on June 27.
11 Jul 2017
A major port drayage group said Tuesday that APM Terminals should have kept its facility in the Port of New York and New Jersey closed until it had recovered from a cyber attack on parent company Maersk Group.
11 Jul 2017
“What information is available today? What information do you need to act?”
11 Jul 2017
Russian shippers are speaking out against restrictions on their dealings with terminal operators.
11 Jul 2017
The sale of the ships to New York Stock Exchange-listed Navios is expected to be completed in parts from July 12.
11 Jul 2017
The deal comes just over two months after Hapag-Lloyd sealed its merger with United Arab Shipping Company.
11 Jul 2017
Adani CMA Mundra Terminal (ACMT) this week hosted the first call from CMA CGM‘s new INDIAMED service.
10 Jul 2017
US importers in the coming weeks will begin to encounter a tightening of vessel space and occasional equipment shortages.
10 Jul 2017
“There aren’t many other takeover candidates left on the shelf.”
10 Jul 2017
The fleet of ships jobless for at least 14 days has declined from 1.7 million TEU in November 2016.
10 Jul 2017
NYK's head of container shipping Jeremy Nixon will lead the new Japanese carrier ONE.
10 Jul 2017
A combined Cosco-OOCL carrier will further reduce the options for shippers that have been cut drastically by a wave of consolidation in the past year.
09 Jul 2017
The maritime shipping sector is a perfect candidate to test an information portal.
An OOCL ship.
09 Jul 2017
The deal maintains the Hong Kong carrier’s brand and marks a new chapter in the ongoing industry consolidation.
08 Jul 2017
Access to real-time data is extremely useful to carriers, BCOs, and others, but a consensus has yet to emerge on who owns the data.
08 Jul 2017
Project shippers and carriers hope the Export-Import Bank of the United States, a political football for years, can get off the sidelines soon.
07 Jul 2017
An Asia-ECSA service is a prime example of why ports around the world are racing to upgrade their infrastructure to keep up with growing ship sizes.
07 Jul 2017
Spot rates in the eastbound Pacific this week could not sustain the double-digit increase of last week.
07 Jul 2017
The duo will develop a container feeder service to cater to the needs of exporters, importers, and local coastal traders.
07 Jul 2017
Japan's three major carriers have officially formed the One Network Express in Tokyo.
07 Jul 2017
Spot market rates fall on Asia-Europe, ignoring the start of the peak season and tight space on the trade as volume rises.
07 Jul 2017
It has been 10 days since a cyber attack crippled Maersk Line, Damco, and APM Terminals, but the carrier has reported a rapid rise in cargo bookings as its systems are restored.
06 Jul 2017
Better freight rates and strongly growing volume will see Cosco Shipping posting a solid profit in the first half.
06 Jul 2017
Jacksonville needs to deepen its harbor in order to regularly handle the larger ships from Asia able to traverse the Panama Canal’s new locks.
06 Jul 2017
The superintendent organizing efforts come at a sensitive time for the ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association.
06 Jul 2017
The new CMA CGM call will be part of the carrier’s north-south Cagema service.
06 Jul 2017
India’s controversial decision to tax imports is increasing the financial pressure on transport services providers.
06 Jul 2017
Yildirim’s CMA CGM stake is now valued by banks at between $2.5 billion and $3 billion.