Drewry: New Alliances to Have Limited Effect on Ports

The seemingly never ending move towards reduced service frequency may be coming to an end for North European ports, ...

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Container Lines Shift Focus from Technology to Flexibility

Container lines have shifted their focus towards alliance structures for operational efficiency, rather than ...

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Infographic: World’s Container Shipping Alliances

The infographic below, published by Oslo-based benchmarking and market intelligence platform for containerized ...

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Fitch: Mergers and Acquisitions Trump Alliances

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A), rather than more popular alliances, are inevitable to address overcapacity and ...

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GSF: Mega Ships and Alliances Still a Challenge for Shippers

Shippers continue to experience poor quality services and disruption to their supply chains since the consolidation ...

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Drewry: Post-Alliance Restructure Well-Balanced

The Asia-North Europe trade post-alliance restructure is generally well-balanced in terms of geographical coverage ...

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Top 5 Interviews of 2014

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The end of December and coming holidays are traditionally the time when we look back at the highlights of the ...

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Interview: Antwerp Sets the Course for Future Growth

Belgium’s Port of Antwerp is the biggest port area in the world, covering 13,057 hectares, the equivalent of ...

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ESC: Shipping Alliances Need a Watchdog

ESC Shipping Alliances Need a Watchdog

The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) says that shipping industry needs a global authority to keep Vessel Sharing ...

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GSF: Alliances Worry Shippers

GSF Alliances Worry Shippers

The recent Containerisation International (CI) shipper sentiment survey has shown that shippers are worried about ...

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ESC Urges Shippers to Drop Congestion Surcharges

ESC Urges Shippers to Drop Congestion Surcharges

It is unacceptable to hit European businesses with the new so-called congestion surcharges, the European Shippers’ ...

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Hike in Freight Rates Not an Option?

A hike in freight rates is not an option as ‘sub-economic’ rates on the main trade lanes are here to stay, it was ...

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Drewry: Mega Alliances Will Help Container Industry Recover

Drewry Mega Alliances Will Help Container Industry Recover

Drewry’s Container Annual Review & Forecast 2014/15 emphasises that the recovery of the container ...

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Exclusive: Hidden Dangers of Shipping Alliances

Interview Hidden Dangers of Shipping Alliances

The 2M alliance between the shipping heavyweights, Denmark’s Maersk Line and Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company ...

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UASC: Shipping Alliances Will Stifle Smaller Operators

UASC: Shipping Alliances Will Stifle Smaller Operators

John Hinge, President and CEO of United Arab Shipping Co. (UASC) believes shipping alliances will help the box ...

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Vessel Sharing Alliances Bring About Port Congestion

Rising congestions at North European ports are set to continue as vessel sharing alliances (VSA) develop, Drewry ...

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