Thursday, April 27, 2017
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News

New Shipping Alliances Bringing Chaos to Asia-Europe Tradelanes

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – “Organised chaos” – that’s how one carrier describes the Asia-Europe schedules of the Ocean and THE alliances, believing there’s very little hope of vessels hitting...

April 27, 2017
Total Views: 6

Friday, March 31, 2017
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Maritime News

Shippers Draw Up Contingency Plans as New Shipping Alliances Launch

By Gavin van Marle & Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – As the new alliance structure prepares to get underway tomorrow, with the Ocean and THE alliances launching services, shippers and...

March 31, 2017
Total Views: 2

Thursday, March 9, 2017
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THE Alliance Draws Up Plan to Protect Group from Member Bankruptcy

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – THE Alliance is to set up an independently managed trust fund to safeguard cargo operations should one of its liner shipping group members go...

March 9, 2017
Total Views: 5

Thursday, January 26, 2017
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CMA CGM and COSCO Shipping Strengthen Port Partnership Ahead of ‘Ocean Alliance’ Launch

The port operating units of French shipping company CMA CGM and China’s COSCO Shipping have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their strategic partnership in ports around the world with...

January 26, 2017
Total Views: 11

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
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Hyundai Merchant Marine Forms Intra-Asia Shipping Alliance

South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine has signed an agreement with smaller Asia-only carriers Heung-A Shipping and Sinokor Merchant Marine to form a niche shipping alliance targeting intra-Asia trade....

January 3, 2017
Total Views: 4

Thursday, December 15, 2016
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U.S. Clears Vessel-Sharing Alliance ‘The Alliance’

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has completed its review of the proposed vessel-sharing alliance “THE Alliance”, allowing the grouping to become effective on December 19, 2016. THE Alliance is...

December 15, 2016
Total Views: 0

Monday, December 12, 2016
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HMM, Maersk Line Statements on 2M ‘Strategic Cooperation’

South Korean shipper Hyundai Merchant Marine Co Ltd (HMM) said on Sunday it has agreed with the 2M shipping alliance (Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company) to form a cooperative...

December 12, 2016
Total Views: 9

Friday, December 9, 2016
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Maritime News

Hyundai Merchant Marine’s 2M Alliance Membership in Doubt

By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen and Joyce Lee COPENHAGEN/SEOUL, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Doubts about the future of Hyundai Merchant Marine Co Ltd surfaced on Friday after Denmark’s Maersk Line said the...

December 9, 2016
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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News

Crunch Time Approaching Fast for Ports and Terminals as Shipping Alliances Look to Cut Costs

By Alex Lennane in Dubai (The Loadstar) – The next big losers in the shipping industry crisis are likely to be ports and terminals, leading to a decline in safety...

December 7, 2016
Total Views: 3

Monday, December 5, 2016
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Maritime News

Taiwan Shipping’s Perilous Straits Call for Marriage

By David Fickling (Bloomberg Gadfly) — While the global container industry has embarked on a spree of pairings and menages-a-trois over the past 12 months, many of Asia’s shipping lines...

December 5, 2016
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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Maritime News

HMM Must Settle for Slot Exchanges Over Full Membership in 2M Alliance

By Mike Wackett  (The Loadstar) – Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) may have to settle for a slot exchange agreement with 2M partners Maersk Line and MSC, rather than full membership...

November 23, 2016
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
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Maritime News

THE Alliance Container Grouping Unveils Service Lineup

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar). – THE Alliance – Hapag-Lloyd, K Line, MOL, NYK and Yang Ming – have announced their pro-forma east-west tradelane network for April next year. It...

November 8, 2016
Total Views: 0

Thursday, November 3, 2016
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Maritime News

Ocean Alliance Toe Hits Water with Early Publication of Service Network

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The Ocean Alliance, which next April will be the biggest of the three vessel-sharing alliances, has published its pro-forma network, including port rotations for...

November 3, 2016
Total Views: 0

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Maritime News

Hanjin Alliance Partners Lose Out with Transpacific Market Share Up for Grabs

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The four remaining members of the CKYHE alliance are the biggest losers in the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy, in terms of market share on the...

October 19, 2016
Total Views: 2

Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Maritime News

Hyundai Merchant Marine Surges On Talks to Join 2M Alliance

By Kyunghee Park (Bloomberg) — Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. gained the most in more than two decades in Seoul trading on optimism a restructuring plan for South Korea’s second-biggest container...

June 23, 2016
Total Views: 0

Monday, May 16, 2016
Maritime News

Loss-Making Container Ships Turn to Airlines – View

By Chris Bryant (Bloomberg) — Airlines long ago cottoned on to the fact that being part of an alliance could save them money and help them offer passengers a greater...

May 16, 2016
Total Views: 6

Thursday, May 12, 2016
News

New Container Shipping Alliance Players Revealed – WSJ Report

Some of the world’s largest (free agent) container shipping companies are set to unveil a new global shipping alliance to rival the existing 2M and planned Ocean Alliance, according to...

May 12, 2016
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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Maritime News

New Challenges for Mega Groups as Ocean Alliance Prepares for Launch

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Ocean carriers CMA CGM, COSCO Container Lines, Evergreen and OOCL have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form a new mega-alliance designed to challenge...

April 20, 2016
Total Views: 5

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Maritime News

Container Shipping Companies Form Asia-Focused “Ocean Alliance”

By Brenda Goh and Gus Trompiz SHANGHAI/PARIS, April 20 (Reuters) – China COSCO Shipping and France’s CMA CGM sought to reinforce their growing global scale in the container line market...

April 20, 2016
Total Views: 7

Friday, February 19, 2016
Maritime News

Newly Minted COSCOCS to Keep Alliances for Now, Review Partners Later

SHANGHAI, Feb 19 (Reuters) – China Cosco Shipping (COSCOCS), China’s biggest shipping line, plans to carry out a careful selection of its future vessel-sharing alliance partners, but will maintain its...

February 19, 2016
Total Views: 13