Container Shipping

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

Friday, June 2, 2023

Tensions Boil Over In West Coast Labor Talks

The International Longshore Workers’ Union’s local union in Southern California has issued a statement today slamming the actions of foreign ocean

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Container Shipping Industry Faces Unprecedented Slump in Long-Term Rates

The container shipping industry experienced a significant downturn in global long-term freight rates during the month of May, as the contracted cost of

May 31, 2023
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Friday, May 26, 2023
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Container Production Slumps to Lowest Level in 14 Years, Says Drewry

Global container production is set to reach its lowest level in 14 years due to stagnating trade and a surplus of shipping containers caused by eased

May 26, 2023
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Peak Season Hope Fades as Container Freight Rates Slip Again

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The prospect of a traditional peak season is slipping away with each week that passes and ocean carriers are as yet

May 26, 2023
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Tuesday, May 23, 2023
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Panama Canal Draft Restrictions Could Halt Coastal Shift

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is to further reduce the maximum draft allowed for vessels transiting the waterway

May 23, 2023
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Monday, May 22, 2023

Number of Containers Lost at Sea Plummets in 2022

The World Shipping Council (WSC) has released its annual Containers Lost at Sea report, shedding light on encouraging developments regarding container safety

May 22, 2023
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Friday, May 19, 2023

MSC’s New Megaships Face Longer Transit Times on 2M’s Asia-Europe Route

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Last week’s announcement by the 2M Alliance partners that they intend to inject nine additional vessels into

May 19, 2023
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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

MSC and CMA CGM Out in Front in Box Fleet-Building Race

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – MSC’s phenomenal growth over the past two years has largely been driven by acquisition of second-hand containerships,

May 17, 2023
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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Port Houston Sees Surge in Container Exports

As U.S. imports continue to come in well below last year’s records, Port Houston has announced that its container exports are surpassing historic volumes

May 16, 2023
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Monday, May 15, 2023

HMM Revenue Plunges, Prompting Measures to Counter Economic Downturn

South Korean shipping line Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has announced plans to reign in costs as it reports a significant decline in its financial performance

May 15, 2023
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Friday, May 12, 2023

Trade Soft at Port of Long Beach

Cargo container traffic slowed at the Port of Long Beach in April as consumers continued to limit purchases and shippers shuffled trade from the West Coast to

May 12, 2023
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Port Houston Jumps to 5th Place in Ranking of Top U.S. Container Ports

Port Houston has made significant progress in the competitive landscape of U.S. container ports, leaping from the seventh to the fifth spot in the ranking

May 12, 2023
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2M Adding Capacity to Reduce Speed on Asia-Europe Network

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Next month, 2M partners MSC and Maersk will deploy nine extra vessels on their Asia-Europe services, an injection of

May 12, 2023
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SpaceX Says It Could Replace Containerships? We Say No, It Can’t

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In the vast cosmos of technological innovation, the concept of rocket-propelled cargo transport has become a dazzling star,

May 12, 2023
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Thursday, May 11, 2023
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Hapag-Lloyd Watching Costs as Container Market Normalizes

Hapag-Lloyd, one of the world’s leading container shipping companies, has reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2023, highlighting the

May 11, 2023
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Wednesday, May 10, 2023
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Alliance Rivals Ready to Cash In if 2M Divorce Gets Messy

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – THE Alliance and Ocean Alliance vessel-sharing partners are taking full advantage of the 2M’s potentially messy

May 10, 2023
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Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Deepened Jacksonville Port Sets New ‘Largest Ship’ Record

Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has announced a new record with the arrival of the ONE Stork, marking the largest container ship to ever call

May 9, 2023
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China Surge Helps Push US Container Imports Up in April

Descartes’ latest Global Shipping report highlights an increase in U.S. container import volumes in April 2023, with a significant surge in imports from

May 9, 2023
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FMC: Charge Complaint Refunds Hit $1 Million Milestone

More than $1 million in disputed charges have been waived or refunded through the Charge Complaint process, established by the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of

May 9, 2023
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China Imports Plunge, Export Growth Slows as Recovery Wanes

(Bloomberg) — Chinese imports plunged and export growth slowed in April as the recovery waned, raising concerns about the country’s ability to boost

May 9, 2023
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