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  • Slideshow: NVO rankings and state of trans-Pacific market September 25, 2018
    Photo credit: Non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOs) have come to the rescue of beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) seeking better service guarantees and lower rates from ocean carriers they have contracted with for Asian imports. Data from PIERS, a sister company of, show the NVO share of imports from Asia grew 1.7 percentage points...
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen to retrofit 20 ships with scrubbers August 13, 2018
    Under the International Maritime Organization's rule, starting in 2020, ships will only be allowed to emit 0.5 percent sulfur, down from the currently acceptable level of 3.5 percent. Photo credit: Wallenius Wilhelmsen. With a risk mitigation strategy designed to put Wallenius Wilhelmsen out ahead of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) new sulfur...
    Aug 13, 2018 8:00AM EDT
  • Maersk becomes sixth carrier to join NYSHEX January 23, 2018
    The New York Shipping Exchange (NYSHEX) said it has added Maersk Line as an investor, bringing the number of major carriers involved in the online marketplace to six. The world’s largest carrier joins CMA CGM, MOL, OOCL, Cosco and Hapag-Lloyd on the list of members of the exchange, which uses a...
    Jan 23, 2018 6:10AM EST
  • US imports forecast to rocket in February January 8, 2018
    Retail had a strong year fueled by growing wages, higher employment, and a boost in consumer confidence, according to a supply chain executive. Photo credit: Shutterstock. Growth in imports at the busiest US container ports for retail goods is expected to tick up slightly this month before rocketing in February and...
    Jan 08, 2018 11:36AM EST
  • Intra-Asia outlook: Even more competition December 29, 2017
    Scores of shipping lines competed for the estimated 30 million TEU in 2016 volume that moved among thousands of port pairs across Asia. Photo credit: Shutterstock. A key development in intra-Asia during 2018 will be the first-quarter launch of the Korea Shipping Partnership, an alliance of South Korean container shipping companies...
    Dec 29, 2017 11:47AM EST