International Freight Shipping

News relating to the import and export business, including customs, current economics and more. The container line landscape is constantly evolving as market dynamics present new challenges to the industry. See how the companies involved have changed as a result of mergers and acquisitions since 1977.

Commentary

The June 27 "NotPetya" cyber attack that disrupted business at Maersk Group was a rude awakening for the shipping industry. For shippers, it's another form of supply chain disruption but unfortunately one over which they have virtually no control.

News & Analysis

29 Dec 2017
A key, new container shipping partnership will commence operations in 2018's first quarter, and it will affect the intra-Asia supply-demand equation.
07 Dec 2017
“If we can harmonize the behavior of the actors in our supply chain and stop working at cross purposes, it will boost American economic growth and competitiveness.”
04 Dec 2017
Four shipping carriers will help steer the New York Shipping Exchange.
27 Nov 2017
New features in the nonprofit database of global container information will help identify containers that have changed hands, been stolen, or are tied up in bankruptcy court.
07 Nov 2017
The terminal operating arm of the Maersk Group said challenging market conditions and industry overcapacity put pressure on profits.
03 Nov 2017
In his new role, Fitzgerald will lead MCI’s 5,000 employees at three container manufacturing sites and a research and development center.
21 Aug 2017
Copenhagen-based Maersk has been seeking to reduce its exposure to the energy market.
16 Aug 2017
After chasing market share during the rate wars of 2016, Maersk Line is now concentrating on maintaining profitability in the recovering market.
16 Aug 2017
Maersk is “quite pleased with growth in the [air cargo] business.”
16 Aug 2017
Maersk Line had a good second quarter and expects this to continue, and not even a possible $300 million third quarter hit from the cyber attack will derail its full-year profit expectations.