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Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Maersk ship entering the Port of Rotterdam. Photo: Shutterstock

Container Shipping Lines to Lose EU Antitrust Exemption from 2024

BRUSSELS, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Cargo shipping companies will from next year no longer enjoy a decades-long exemption from EU rules

October 10, 2023
Total Views: 1445

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
Total Views: 1398

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
World Shipping Council Responds to Ocean Shipping Antitrust Enforcement Act: Why?

World Shipping Council Responds to Ocean Shipping Antitrust Enforcement Act: Why?

The World Shipping Council (WSC) has voiced its opposition to the bipartisan Ocean Shipping Antitrust Enforcement Act, introduced this week by U.S.

March 29, 2023
Total Views: 1691

Thursday, March 16, 2023
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THE Alliance Ships End Backhaul Cape Diversions

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Hapag-Lloyd has confirmed that THE Alliance vessels deployed on the Asia-North Europe tradelane are no longer making a

March 16, 2023
Total Views: 2655

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
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Cross-Alliance Cooperation on the Rise as Market Weakens

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Ocean carriers are pulling capacity from Chinese export routes and redeploying the ships to more robust tradelanes with

February 1, 2023
Total Views: 1358

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
MSC and Maersk to End 2M Alliance in 2025

MSC and Maersk to End 2M Alliance in 2025

By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen COPENHAGEN, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Denmark’s Maersk and Swiss-based MSC, the world’s largest container shipping

January 25, 2023
Total Views: 1945

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
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Amid Container Market Turmoil, Shipping Alliances Prepare to Deploy New Megaships

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – THE Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd, ONE, Yang Ming and HMM have finalised their April network plans, which feature

December 20, 2022
Total Views: 1898

Thursday, December 1, 2022
Could MSC Be Mulling a 2M Split?

Could MSC Be Mulling a 2M Split?

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Since August 2020, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company brokers have completed the acquisition of nearly 250 second-hand

December 1, 2022
Total Views: 6032

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
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Carriers Blank More Sailings as China’s COVID Lockdowns Continue

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Ocean carrier alliances are preparing to blank more than a third of their sailings from Asia over the coming weeks in

May 10, 2022
Total Views: 1708

Thursday, March 24, 2022
Senator Warren Blasts Shipping Alliances for Adding to Inflation

Senator Warren Blasts Shipping Alliances for Adding to Inflation

By Brendan Murray and Laura Curtis (Bloomberg) — Senator Elizabeth Warren blamed rising U.S. inflation in part on the largest ocean shipping companies,

March 24, 2022
Total Views: 1278

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Container ships wait off the coast of the congested Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in Long Beach, California

President Biden to Target Container Shipping Alliances in ‘State of the Union’ Address

By Nick Savvides in Long Beach (The Loadstar) – US President Joe Biden will today take aim at shipping’s exemption from competition law,

March 1, 2022
Total Views: 3644

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Shipping Alliances Drop Hundreds of Asia-North Europe Port Calls Due to Congestion

Shipping Alliances Drop Hundreds of Asia-North Europe Port Calls Due to Congestion

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Nearly a quarter of the scheduled port calls of Asia-North Europe alliance loops were omitted in the past five months,

December 8, 2021
Total Views: 2315

Thursday, November 18, 2021
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U.S. Exporters Call for More Scrutiny of Carrier Alliances

By Alex Lennane (The Loadstar) – Agricultural exporters in the US have called on authorities to impose greater scrutiny on shipping alliances and the

November 18, 2021
Total Views: 1009

Friday, November 27, 2020
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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,

November 27, 2020
Total Views: 2457

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

July 23, 2020
Total Views: 37

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

July 1, 2020
Total Views: 117

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

March 24, 2020
Total Views: 154

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.

January 17, 2020
Total Views: 37

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

July 1, 2019
Total Views: 146

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

June 19, 2019
Total Views: 15


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