News / Sea

Is liner consolidation the end for competition

It is looking increasingly likely that the liner industry consolidation that started the year before the Hanjin Shipping collapse will end up reducing the number of major carriers to no more than a handful.

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The New Carrier Alliances AND your free infographic

No shipping line- not even Maersk! – can afford to buy and operate all the vessels they would need to offer weekly sailings to every port they serve – Hence the New Shipping Alliances.

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MSC and Hapag-Lloyd shake up South American trade

Carriers to launch a new loop between Europe and the East Coast of South America in a month

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More capacity threatens rates

Massive increases in capacity are threatening the fragile balance of supply and demand in global container shipping.

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The New Carrier Alliances AND your free infographic

No shipping line- not even Maersk! – can afford to buy and operate all the vessels they would need to offer weekly sailings to every port they serve – Hence the New Shipping Alliances.

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Asia peak shipping season imminent

School holidays and vacations are top of mind for many of us in July, but for those working in the supply chain (and particularly retail) this month marks the beginning of the manic time that is peak season.

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COSCO will become the 3rd largest carrier with bid for OOCL

Just weeks after HAPAG-LLOYD merged with UASC to create the 5th largest carrier, COSCO will become the 3rd largest global carrier with its offer to acquire OOCL.

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Hapag-Lloyd / UASC merger

5th largest global carrier created by Hapag-Lloyd / UASC merger

HAPAG-LLOYD’s merger with UASC has created the fifth-largest liner shipping company in the world, with a combined fleet of 230 vessels and a capacity of 1.6 million boxes.

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Why shipping commoditisation is bad for you

Does creating the new shipping alliances that control 97% of the worlds most important trade lane protect the shipping industry from commoditisation, or is it too late to reverse.

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Asia shipping monopoly

The new shipping monopoly

With the new shipping alliances controlling 97% of available capacity from Asia to Europe, it is going to be harder than ever for ordinary shippers to get the best rates and service.

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