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Container Shipping & Trade

Container Shipping Market Analysis

  • SM Line and HMM pose risks to market recovery

    SM Line and HMM pose risks to market recovery

    The launch of SM Line in the transpacific trade and Hyundai Merchant Marine’s (HMM) reduced east-west presence could pose a risk to market recovery – while the new alliance structure is leading to ‘short term turmoil’ in the markets, said a senior analyst.... Read more

    Thu 27 Apr 2017

  • Top 20 carriers: Changing of the guard

    Top 20 carriers: Changing of the guard

    With consolidation changing the face of the industry, the rankings of the top 20 carriers are set to change dramatically... Read more

    Mon 24 Apr 2017

  • Feeders going from strength to strength

    Feeders going from strength to strength

    Feeder investment is booming as a result of various factors, including distress sales

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    Wed 15 Feb 2017

  • A third of box ship fleet at scrap value

    A third of box ship fleet at scrap value

    More than a third of the vessels in the global box ship fleet are potential candidates for scrapping – just over 7 million teu is currently at scrap value, according to VesselsValue

    ... Read more

    Fri 03 Feb 2017

  • Make every container slot count

    Make every container slot count

    As dwindling margins, overcapacity and idle ships plague the industry, MacGregor’s cargo system development manager Janne Suominen explains why there is no better time to ensure that a vessel is able to carry all that it can... Read more

    Thu 24 Nov 2016

  • Feeder newbuild boom

    Feeder newbuild boom

    Business is brisk for feeder newbuilding with low prices for new vessels, while German controlled tonnage still dominates... Read more

    Tue 13 Sep 2016