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Container Shipping & Trade

Container Shipping Market Analysis

  • Will the super-power of new alliances squeeze out mid-sized lines?

    Will the super-power of new alliances squeeze out mid-sized lines?

    The launch of the alliances puts a question mark against the survival of middle-sized lines that are not in an alliance, and tips the scales hugely towards the operators of ultra large container vessels... Read more

    Mon 15 May 2017

  • ULCVs: A shaft of light?

    ULCVs: A shaft of light?

    There could be light at the end of the tunnel for the container trades, especially for bigger vessels. Rates have improved but the problem remains of how a plethora of ultra large container vessels (ULCVs) will affect future trades in 2017... Read more

    Wed 10 May 2017

  • 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

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    Fri 03 Feb 2017