New Europe-Australia Service

New Europe-Australia Service

A new service connecting northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Australia and South-east Asia, is being collectively launched by Ocean Alliance member CMA CGM and the 2M’s MSC.Set to launch in September, the partnership will see the carriers upgrade their respective Nemo...
US/China Talking Before Duty Deadline

US/China Talking Before Duty Deadline

On March 2nd 2019, tariffs across $200 billion worth of goods from China to the US are set to rise from 10% to 25%, unless a deal can be reached between the countries. According to President Donald Trump, there is a possibility that the US will extend the March 2nd...
Blank Sailings Yet Extra Capacity Due

Blank Sailings Yet Extra Capacity Due

According to the loadstar, a number of blank sailings are being introduced by carriers over the next few weeks, as early indications suggest that post Chinese New Year volumes will be lower than originally expected.The 2M Alliance have announced that the Feb/Mar loops...
Hamburg Market Share Shift

Hamburg Market Share Shift

The arrival of more 20,000 teu-plus megaships has seen a change of market share from Germany’s hub gateway container port of Hamburg to neighbours Rotterdam and Antwerp.A recent report is projecting a 5.1% downturn in container imports for Hamburg in the first quarter...
Alliances Chasing Consortium Extension

Alliances Chasing Consortium Extension

The steamship alliances have called for an extension on their block exemption agreement with the European Union this week, as they seek approval to continue their arrangements for another 5 years.The EU commission approved the current exemption in 2014, which allows...
Trump Monitoring Carrier Alliances

Trump Monitoring Carrier Alliances

A bill was passed this week in the US, which provides the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) with more power to regulate ocean carrier alliances. The revised Shipping Act was approved by President Trump this week and provides protection to container terminal operators,...