Friday, November 27, 2020
port of los angeles

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Cracks Down on Ocean Carrier Alliances

By Alex Lennane (The Loadstar) – The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has tightened the screws on the three major ocean carrier alliances, demanding carrier-specific trade data is filed monthly rather than...

November 27, 2020
Total Views: 2448

Thursday, July 23, 2020
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Maritime News

Strong Demand Sees Carriers Pile Back Capacity Into East – West Trades

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Due to continued increased demand, THE Alliance is extending its Asia – North Europe ‘extra loader’ programme with an additional five weekly sailings through...

July 23, 2020
Total Views: 23

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
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Maritime News

Ocean Alliance Takes the Lead on Asia-Europe Market Share

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The Ocean Alliance has overtaken the 2M alliance, adding the market share lead on the Asia-Europe tradelane to its already dominant position on the...

July 1, 2020
Total Views: 73

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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Maritime News

EU Extends Vessel Sharing Agreement Exemptions Until 2024

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS, March 24 (Reuters) – Cargo shipping companies will be exempt from antitrust rules against anti-competitive agreements for a further four years until 2024 because this...

March 24, 2020
Total Views: 79

Friday, January 17, 2020
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Maritime News

Hapag-Lloyd Secures Space Charter Deal with Maersk and MSC

Hapag-Lloyd has secured a space charter agreement with Maersk and MSC, giving the German carrier access to certain 2M services in the Asia-Europe trade. Hapag-Lloyd says the addition of the...

January 17, 2020
Total Views: 29

Monday, July 1, 2019
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Maritime News

Hyundai Merchant Marine to Join THE Alliance After 2M Expiration

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – South Korean carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is to join THE Alliance when its slot charter agreement with the 2M expires next April. HMM...

July 1, 2019
Total Views: 93

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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Maritime News

End of Shipping Alliances Would Send Freight Rates Soaring

By Gavin van Marle in Rotterdam (The Loadstar) – Shipper opposition to deepsea liner shipping alliances may be dangerously misplaced, delegates at the TOC Container Supply Chain event in Rotterdam...

June 19, 2019
Total Views: 8

Monday, November 5, 2018
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Maritime News

Container Shipping Alliances Reduce Shipper Choice, Says ITF Amid EC Review

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – The EU should end the block exemption against forming consortia the liner shipping industry currently enjoys, says a new report from the OECD-funded...

November 5, 2018
Total Views: 32

Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Maritime News

Maersk Line, MSC and ZIM Enter Strategic Cooperation on the Asia – U.S. East Coast Trade

Israeli container shipping company ZIM has reached a deal with 2M alliance members Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company on a new strategic cooperation on the Asia – US East...

July 19, 2018
Total Views: 12

Monday, April 30, 2018
ONE Container ship
Maritime News

ONE Unveils Strategy for Billion-Dollar Cost Savings and Million-Dollar Profits

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Japanese shipping groups K Line, MOL and NYK, now operating as the Ocean Network Express (ONE) joint-venture, have unveiled their business plan, identifying more...

April 30, 2018
Total Views: 61

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Maritime News

Japan’s ONE Alliance ‘Plays it Safe’ with Inaugural Service Network

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Alphaliner’s analysis of Ocean Network Express’s Day ONE service network from April 1 – outside THE Alliance – reveals only “minor changes” to the current...

February 7, 2018
Total Views: 12

Friday, January 5, 2018
nyk containership

Japanese Carriers Looking Forward to ‘ONE’ Network Launch

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – K Line, MOL and NYK are banking their future group profitability on the success of the Ocean Network Express (ONE) – the merger of the...

January 5, 2018
Total Views: 2

Thursday, December 21, 2017
cosco containership off Rotterdam
Maritime News

Ocean Alliance Faces Major Network Shake-Up as ULCV Arrivals ‘Rock the Boat’

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – The Ocean Alliance is facing a profound network shake-up as its members prepare to welcome a large tranche of ultra-large containership (ULCV) capacity...

December 21, 2017
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Maritime News

BBC Chartering, Jumbo Shipping Launch Project Cargo Alliance

Netherlands-based heavy lift shipping company Jumbo Shipping has teamed up up German project cargo specialist BBC Chartering to launch an exclusive alliance that will compete in the global project logistics...

October 17, 2017
Total Views: 72

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Lack of Ultra-Large Containerships Could Cost THE Alliance Members

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – THE Alliance could find itself on the wrong side of a $500 per teu cost differential on the key Asia-North Europe trade due to its...

October 4, 2017
Total Views: 10

Friday, September 15, 2017
port of los angeles

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Applauds THE Alliance’s $50 Million Contingency Plan

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) yesterday approved THE Alliance’s plan for a $50m contingency fund in case one of its members becomes insolvent...

September 15, 2017
Total Views: 4

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Hong Kong port

Hong Kong Secures Shipping Hub Status with Nod to Vessel-Sharing Agreements

By Sam Whelan, Asia Correspondent (The Loadstar) – The Hong Kong Competition Commission has issued a five-year block exemption order for liner shipping vessel-sharing agreements (VSAs). However, it declined to...

August 10, 2017
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
hyundai containership
Maritime News

Tradelane Rivalry May Scupper South Korean Shipping Alliance

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) Yesterday’s partnership agreement between 14 South Korean shipping lines falls far short of the consolidation needed to bring them significant benefits, according to Alphaliner. The...

August 9, 2017
Total Views: 9

Hyundai merchant marine ship

South Korean Shipping Lines Form Alliance

South Korea’s 14 domestic shipping lines launched a shipping alliance as predicted on Tuesday. The Korean Shipping Partnership (KSP) was announced by the Korea Shipowners’ Association (KSA) with support from...

August 9, 2017
Total Views: 43

Friday, August 4, 2017
hyundai containership
Maritime News

Report: South Korea’s Shipping Lines to Form Alliance

South Korea’s shipping companies are preparing to launch a domestic shipping alliance to help the nation better compete in the global container shipping industry in the wake of Hanjin’s collapse,...

August 4, 2017
Total Views: 13