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  • Alliance deployments and new market entrants boost transpacific capacity

    Alliance deployments and new market entrants boost transpacific capacity

    The new alliance groupings as well as shipping lines operating individually on the trade could affect the precarious balance between supply and demand on the transpacific... Read more

    Fri 26 May 2017

  • Panama Canal: one year on

    Panama Canal: one year on

    As the first anniversary for the expanded Panama Canal looms, expectations about box ship throughput have been surpassed, although there are some hurdles to be faced... Read more

    Mon 08 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

  • Trump to impact transatlantic trade?

    Trump to impact transatlantic trade?

    The stagnant transatlantic has started the year on a stronger footing – but what impact will Trump’s tenure have on the trade?... Read more

    Thu 23 Feb 2017

  • The Mediterranean option

    The Mediterranean option

    The ports of Southern Europe have continually lagged behind their North Europe counterparts on the Asia-Europe trade, despite their greater geographic proximity... Read more

    Fri 06 Nov 2015

  • Russian Roulette

    Russian Roulette

    One of the major factors attributed to the slowdown in the Asia-Europe trade has been the steep decline in Russian imports, which have fallen off a cliff since the US and the European Union imposed sanctions on the country in the wake of its involvement in the conflict in the Ukraine... Read more

    Fri 06 Nov 2015