• 2015 February 3


    Why megaships suddenly dominate the ocean shipping industry

    So-called megaships have come to dominate container shipping with astonishing rapidity over the past decade. The industry was bowled over in 2003 by the arrival of the then-massive OOCL Shenzhen—but its 8,063 TEU capacity is unremarkable by today’s standards...

  • 2015 February 3


    New alliances bring uncertainty to a mature trans-Atlantic market

    The two carriers in January started four Europe-North America services and two Mediterranean-North America loops, and also will operate direct services connecting the North American east coast with Italy and Spain, and a service from the Turkey area...

  • 2015 February 3


    Maersk retains crown as most reliable box line amid rumours of 20,000teu orders

    The top two spots were retained by Maersk and Hamburg Sud in a year during which 19 of the 20 largest container shipping lines saw their schedule reliability decline, compared with 2013...

  • 2015 February 3


    Rotterdam is the coolest

    As from this ‘reefer season’, the number of connections for reefer containers in the Port of Rotterdam is being expanded from 12,400 to 18,500...