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  • What can digital deliver to container shipping?

    For anyone newly working in or interacting with container shipping, the idea that some of the largest companies are becoming involved with Silicon Valley is hardly a surprise. Few industries have not sought in some way to plug into the wellspring of innovation, culture, and technological prowess that emanates from...


  • Container shipping takes on digital initiatives

    For anyone newly working in or interacting with container shipping, the idea that some of the largest companies are becoming involved with Silicon Valley is hardly a surprise. Few industries have not sought in some way to plug into the wellspring of innovation, culture, and technological prowess that emanates from...


  • Car carriers face headwinds as capacity expands

    Modest growth in global car carriers’ vessel capacity in 2017 is balanced by uneven demand for vehicles and high-and-heavy cargoes. Auto sales volume appears to have peaked in mature markets such as the US and European Union and continues to face headwinds in other markets, according to the global vehicle unit...


  • Overall ro-ro shipping market basking in glow of growth

    The roll-on, roll-off shipping business is riding a wave, with rising cargo volumes delivering increasing profits despite the fragile economic situation in its core European market. The industry took “a big step forward” in 2016, building on the previous 12 months of stabilization and recovery, according to Paris-based ship broker and...


  • Savannah exceeds NY-NJ for trans-Pac alliance services — for now

    The port of Savannah and its peers in the US Southeast are increasingly attractive to shippers. For the first time, Savannah has more weekly trans-Pacific alliance services than the Port of New York and New Jersey — even if that advantage is lost when carriers rework their networks once the Bayonne...


  • Eimskip acquires US container lessor and seller for know-how

    The deal shows Eimskip has not shied away from its strategy of growth through acquisition despite a recent setback by Norwegian antitrust authorities. Continuing its acquisition spree, Eimskip said it will gain expertise in reducing the cost of handling and using containers by acquiring a majority stake in a Boston-based seller...


  • Uncertainty delays rise in contract truck pricing

    The unclear relationship between excess capacity and growing demand is just one reason that parties are putting off signing truck contracts. Truckload contract rates appear poised to move up, but not as quickly as carriers might have anticipated or as high as shippers might have feared a few months ago. Uncertainty about...


  • Panalpina profit down despite higher ocean, air traffic

    The pressure on margins Panalpina experiences in 2016 continued into the first quarter of 2017. Panalpina posted sizeable increases in ocean container and air freight volumes in the first quarter, but slimmer operating margins cut the Swiss logistics and freight forwarding group’s profit. Net forwarding revenue dipped 2.3 percent to 1.28 billion...


  • US truckload carriers see rising demand

    It's still too early to say whether or not higher volumes in the first quarter signal the greater demand more generally that trucking companies are expecting in 2017. A year-over-year increase in truckload freight volume to date in April at Werner Enterprises following a seasonally “normal” March is a sign US...


  • Yang Ming suspends share trading

    Yang Ming Line has been able to rely on state support so far through its current struggles. After its 2016 losses doubled to nearly $500 million, Yang Ming on Thursday suspended trading on the Taiwanese stock exchange until May 4 in an effort to reduce the carrier’s equity capital by more...


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