container shipping

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Managed Decline: Ocean Carriers Face Challenge of Keeping Pandemic Windfalls, Drewry Says

As container shipping’s historic pandemic-fueled bull run comes to an end, ocean carriers are entering a period of “managed decline” where

October 4, 2022
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container ship at sea

Charterers Regain Control as Containership Charter Rates Collapse

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The containership charter market bubble appears to have burst, according to MSI’s Horizon report for

October 4, 2022
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Friday, September 30, 2022
container ship

Container Shipping Turning Point? Long-Term Rates Start to Slide

Long-term contract rates in container shipping fell for just second time this year in September in what is now the latest sign that the sector’s

September 30, 2022
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Thursday, September 29, 2022
cma cgm logo on a shipping container

CMA CGM Program Trades Carbon Credits for Early Container Returns

French shipping giant CMA CGM is launching a new incentive program that will give U.S. customers a chance to earn carbon credits for returning containers

September 29, 2022
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Maersk Suspends Aisa-U.S. East Coast Loop

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Maersk has suspended an Asia-US east coast loop, confirming that transpacific ocean carriers are seeing a reduction in

September 29, 2022
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Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Aerial top view container ship

Shippers Finally Holding the Cards Advised Against ‘Seeking Revenge’ in Contract Negotiations

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Shippers will be back on the front foot when the 2023 contract negotiations begin, but a leading maritime consultant is

September 27, 2022
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Monday, September 26, 2022
containerships anchored off port of los angeles

Checking Back In On Southern California’s Containership Backup

As U.S. import demand fades and inbound cargo increasingly shifts away from Southern California ports, the highly publicized containership backup at the

September 26, 2022
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Major Shareholders Raise Offer for Seaspan Takeover

By Layan Odeh (Bloomberg) — A consortium led by former Berkshire Hathaway Inc. executive David Sokol and Canadian investment group Fairfax Financial

September 26, 2022
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Friday, September 23, 2022

U.S. Imports: East-West Cargo Gap Widens in August

With U.S. port data from August trickling in, we’re getting greater insight into the West to East cargo shift that continues to play out in the United

September 23, 2022
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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Port Houston a Big Winner from West to East Cargo Shift

The Port of Houston has smashed its record for the highest number of containers handled in a single month as some U.S. imports have shifted from West to Gulf

September 22, 2022
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Monday, September 19, 2022

Port of Long Beach Sees Pandemic-Era Imports Surge Easing

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — The head of the second-biggest US port expects the pandemic-era surge in consumer demand that snarled supply chains

September 19, 2022
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Cargo containers pile up at a marine terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.

Liner Shipping: FMC, An Emergency Situation Does Exist

As part of the directives to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) contained in the three month old “Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022” (OSRA 2022), the

September 19, 2022
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Friday, September 16, 2022

Containership Charter Market Coming Back to Earth

There’s been a lot of speculation about when and how fast the container shipping market would return to pre-pandemic norms. Today there is more hard data

September 16, 2022
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port of los angeles

Global Cargo Market Softening Points to Gloomy Christmas

By Jamie Freed and Casey Hall SYDNEY/SHANGHAI, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Global trade bellwethers like FedEx and Cathay Pacific Airways. have cast a pall

September 16, 2022
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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Port of Los Angeles Starting to Feel the Pinch

The import surge at the Port of Los Angeles slowed in August as predicted as the nation’s busiest container port is finally starting to see cargo volume

September 15, 2022
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an overhead view of port of los angeles docks

Transpacific Rate Decline and Strong Dollar Could Bolster U.S. Imports

By Sam Whelan (The Loadstar) – Transpacific ocean rates might be experiencing a “post-Covid plummet”, but US import volumes remain high and lower

September 15, 2022
Total Views: 507

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Transatlantic Overtakes Transpacific as Most Lucrative Trade for Shipping Lines

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – After the prolonged container spot rates decline the transatlantic trade has supplanted the transpacific trade as

September 14, 2022
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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Port of Savannah Reports Busiest Month on Record in August

Another big month for the Port of Savannah in August as cargo continues to be re-routed there despite congestion. The Georgia Ports Authority said it handled

September 13, 2022
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Wednesday, September 7, 2022
an overhead view of port of los angeles docks

Retail Imports Growth Turns Negative as Fed Tries to Rein in Consumer Demand

More signs that container shipping’s pandemic-fueled bull run is starting to crack. The National Retail Federation (NRF) on Wednesday published its

September 7, 2022
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Two-Tier Market Emerges as Container Spot and Contract Rates Diverge

By Nick Savvides (The Loadstar) – A two-tier market within the container shipping sector is opening up as spot rates in key trades collapse. Carriers

September 7, 2022
Total Views: 4202