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gCaptain’s full coverage of the global container shipping industry.


Friday, April 12, 2024
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Shipping

Container Freight Rates Stabilizing

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – While container spot rates on the Asia-Europe and Asia-North America trades continued to remain elevated, year on

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024
ZIM Overtakes Yang Ming in Liner Rankings
Shipping

ZIM Overtakes Yang Ming in Liner Rankings

A substantial newbuilding program along with recent vessel deliveries has propelled Israeli-based ZIM ahead of Taiwan’s Yang Ming in the liner rankings,

April 10, 2024
Total Views: 1387

Stock photo shows a MSC shipping container being lifted onto a ship
Shipping

MSC Disputes ‘Excessive’ Fine for Alleged Shipping Act Violations

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — The world’s largest container carrier will push back against a proposed US government fine that would rank among the

April 10, 2024
Total Views: 2345

Container vessel approaching the terminal at the Port of Savannah, Georgia
Shipping

Retailers Raise U.S. Imports Forecast as Growth Continues

Inbound cargo volume at major U.S. container ports is projected to exceed 2 million units in May, the first time since last Fall, as import growth continues

April 10, 2024
Total Views: 390

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
A tug escorts a containership at the Port of Los Angeles, California. Photo: Robert V Schwemmer / Shutterstock.com
Shipping

Resilient U.S. Container Imports Continue to Surge Despite Supply Chain Challenges

Despite pervasive supply chain disruptions, U.S. container imports jumped nearly 16% in March, underscoring the strong trajectory of U.S. container imports,

April 9, 2024
Total Views: 1362

Monday, April 8, 2024
A Coast Guard Station Milford Haven 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew assesses the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore, Maryland, March 29, 2024. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
Shipping

Container Shipping Rates Unaffected by Baltimore Key Bridge Collapse, Xeneta Says

The recent collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore has not led to an increase in ocean freight container shipping rates, according to ocean

April 8, 2024
Total Views: 1376

Friday, April 5, 2024
File photo of a containership in port
Shipping

Carriers Unveil New FAK Hikes in Bid to Halt Asia-Europe Rates Slide

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – Container spot freight rates on the main deepsea east-west trades continued their gentle descent over the course of

April 5, 2024
Total Views: 846

Thursday, April 4, 2024
Baltimore Key Bridge: Container Lines Reroute While Automotives Appear Hardest Hit
Shipping

Baltimore Key Bridge: Container Lines Reroute While Automotives Appear Hardest Hit

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – MSC, Maersk and Zim are the three carriers most exposed to the supply chain disruption stemming from the collapsed

April 4, 2024
Total Views: 2333

Friday, March 29, 2024
cargo ships loading at port of oakland
Shipping

ONE and Yang Ming Provide Transpac Network Clarification for Post-Hapag Exit

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Japanese carrier ONE and Taiwan’s Yang Ming today issued a transpacific network update to apply following the

March 29, 2024
Total Views: 2141

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
The LNG-powered containership, the CMA CGM, on the river Elbe near the city of Hamburg, Germany, February 14, 2021. Photo: FrankHH / Shutterstock.com
Shipping

Nike Commits to Sustainable Biofuel for Portion of CMA CGM Cargo Volumes

Sports apparel leader Nike has teamed up with French shipping group CMA CGM to reduce the carbon emissions from its ocean shipping, part of a broader strategy

March 19, 2024
Total Views: 855

Stock photo of a ONE containership at berth
Shipping

The Alliance Reinstates Transpacific Service to Reassure Shippers

By Martina Li in Taiwan (The Loadstar) – To reassure shippers that its transpacific coverage will remain strong, THE Alliance (Hapag-Lloyd, ONE, HMM and

March 19, 2024
Total Views: 1574

Monday, March 18, 2024
an overhead view of port of los angeles docks
Ports

San Pedro Bay Ports Get Off to a Busy Start in 2024

California’s San Pedro Bay ports have experienced one of their busiest February’s on record, continuing to outpace expectations as U.S. imports surge. The

March 18, 2024
Total Views: 1436

Friday, March 15, 2024
File photo shows Mexico's Port of Lazaro Cardenas from the bridge of a containership at berth
Shipping

Soaring Container Imports from China to Mexico Sparks Speculation of a ‘Backdoor’ into U.S.

A staggering 60% year-on-year increase in container shipping imports from China into Mexico in January 2024 is triggering suspicions of Mexico turning into a

March 15, 2024
Total Views: 72915

Thursday, March 14, 2024
Overcapacity Pushing Rates to ‘Unsustainable Levels’, Maersk CEO Says
Shipping

Overcapacity Pushing Rates to ‘Unsustainable Levels’, Maersk CEO Says

OPENHAGEN, March 14 (Reuters) – The global container shipping market faces overcapacity in the coming years and the rates paid by customers have

March 14, 2024
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Hapag-Lloyd's newbuild containership Manila Express
Shipping

Hapag-Lloyd Seeks Cost Cuts as Net Profit Slumps

By Vera Eckert and Elke Ahlswede FRANKFURT, March 14 (Reuters) – German container shipper Hapag-Lloyd on Thursday said global vessel oversupply and a

March 14, 2024
Total Views: 1138

Monday, March 11, 2024
Photo courtesy Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Ports

Port of New York and New Jersey Kicks off 2024 Strong

The Port of New York and New Jersey began 2024 on a high note with a notable increase in container volume and a significant boost in auto numbers. Container

March 11, 2024
Total Views: 2253

A worker on a container crane at the Port of Los Angeles
Shipping

TPM24: Spot Rate Spike Hits Transpacific Contract Negotiations

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Based upon initial feedback to The Loadstar, there appears to have been only a handful of shippers,

March 11, 2024
Total Views: 1121

Friday, March 8, 2024
Yang Ming containership
Shipping

Red Ink Warning for Yang Ming as Red Sea Spot Rate Gains Ease

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Yang Ming slid into the red in the final quarter of 2023, with a net loss of $43m after a profit of $483m in

March 8, 2024
Total Views: 2367

Thursday, March 7, 2024
A worker on a container crane at the Port of Los Angeles
Shipping

Strong Month for U.S. Imports in February

In February 2024, U.S. container import volumes declined 6% from January, but jumped 23.3% when compared to the same month last year, according to the March

March 7, 2024
Total Views: 1488

File photo of the port of long beach from the bridge of a ship
Shipping

TPM24: Weary Shippers Unconvinced of Gemini’s Hub-and-Spoke Transhipment Model

By Gavin van Marle in Long Beach (The Loadstar) – The question of rates and annual contracts – and the effects of the Red Sea crisis on both – may

March 7, 2024
Total Views: 1371
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