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Alphaliner: HMM to Add 34 Ships to THE Alliance's Network

HMM containership Hyundai Drive

The company would contribute 519,000 TEU in ships to the network, Alphaliner cited HMM's earlier revealed plans.

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Containership Giants to Continue Driving Fleet Growth

Containership

Alphaliner: Shipowners are interested in large (>10,000 TEU) and small (<3,000 TEU) segments.

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Alphaliner: 2019 Box Throughput Growth Projections Slashed

Containership

Alphaliner has reduced its global container throughput growth estimate for 2019 from 3.6% to 2.5%.

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Boxship Scrubber Retrofits to Surge Ahead of IMO 2020

Containership

Alphaliner: 16 containerships, ranging from 2,900 TEU to 18,000 TEU, are undergoing retrofit in the Far East.

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Largest Container Ports Handle 4.9 Pct More Volumes in 2018

Containers

Alphaliner: The 120 largest container ports handled 4.9% more volumes in 2018.

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Idle Panamax Fleet Shrinks as Demand Grows in Far East

Shipping

Alphaliner: Rising demand for classic Panamax boxships led to a major drop in the number of idle units.

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Alphaliner: Scrubber Orders for Boxships Rise to 540 Units

Containership

Alphaliner: Nine months ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap, scrubber orders for containerships increased to over 540 units.

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Alphaliner: Carriers to Increase Asia-Europe Transit Times

Containership

Alphaliner: Carriers to stretch transit times on Asia - North Europe route as sailing speeds are further reduced.

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Alphaliner: Capacity on Transpacific Route to Remain Flat

Containership

Shipping lines do not plan capacity increases on the Transpacific route.

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Alphaliner: CMA CGM Debt Could Reach USD 15 Bn in 2019

CMA CGM vessel

Alphaliner: CMA CGM is expected to see its debt surge to USD 15 billion in 2019.

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Alphaliner: Tariffs Intensify US Container Imbalance

Containers

Alphaliner: Imbalance of US container imports over exports worsened despite protectionist trade policies.

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Megamaxes Continue to Be Favored by Ocean Carriers

containership

Despite overcapacity woes, ocean carriers show no signs of ditching megamax containerships.

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Short Sea Operators' Share on Intra-Far East Trade Drops

Shipping

Alphaliner: Independent short-sea operators on the intra-Far East routes are losing market share to MLOs.

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North European Independent Short Sea Operators Struggle

Shipping

Alphaliner: Main Line Operators grow share in Northern European short sea capacity, as independent operators struggle.

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Alphaliner: 2018 a Year of Contrast for Boxship Market

Containership

Alphaliner: 2018 was a year of contrast for the containership market.

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Transpacific Volumes to Soften despite China-US Truce

Alphaliner: Container cargo surge on the eastbound Transpacific route is set to recede in the coming weeks.

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COSCO’s OOIL Takeover Threatened by China-US Tensions?

Alphaliner: The proposed takeover of OOIL by COSCO could be hindered by worsening China-US trade ties.

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Alphaliner: Total Volume at World's Busiest Ports Rises

Illustration; Port of Shanghai

Alphaliner: Combined throughput at the world's 110 busiest container ports increased by 6.1% in 2017.

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Alphaliner: Major Capacity Boost Expected in April

Alphaliner: More than 60 vessels will be needed to populate the new loops from April.

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Alphaliner: Korean Carriers Suspend Another Service

Korea Shipping Partnership (KSP) unveils third round of service rationalizations, Alphaliner writes.

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New Service Line-Up to Boost Volume on Far East-WCSA

Weekly capacity on the Far East - WCSA route is to reach 84,000 TEU from April, rising by 18 percent yoy.

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