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Back on track

Linton Nightingale


Strong growth returns to the upper echelons of the container port premier league, with China leading the way

Port data



The figures behind the rankings. Compare and contrast different ports across multiple years

Interactive rankings


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Container shipping’s hunger games

Economics is pretty straight forward. So why can’t container lines figure out supply and demand?










Ransomware: yes, you’re at risk too

Maersk and Cosco incidents show that industry must make things as hard as possible for the hackers









Maersk prepares for further integration of business

Two years on from its radical shakeup of its business model, Maersk Group has successfully divested itself of most of its energy division. But deeper integration of its transport and logistics business line is still on the cards

Containers Data Hub

The focal point for business-critical data on container shipping

Aggregating data sets from a wide range of sources, the data hub provides a one-stop shop for gaining an insight into the sector


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Lloyd's List Containers

Summer forecast:

Calm seas or doldrums?


Five risks to check: Container shipping

Oversupply worries persists with large newbuilding tonnage, while high bunker bills erode earnings of carriers

Containers Mid-Year outlook Bunkers

The Interview: Jeremy Nixon

Ocean Network Express, the container line forged from merging the box shipping operations of three fiercely competitive Japanese shipping companies, got off to a rather rough start earlier this year. Now, three months on from its April 1 operational launch, chief executive Jeremy Nixon tells Lloyd's List that the business has settled into its rhythm.
International Asia Pacific Singapore

MSC’s Diego Aponte warns of price dumping risks as container shipping recovery fizzles out

State-supported container lines may distort the market through unfair pricing practices, says MSC as it draws attention to the ambitious expansion plans of certain carriers

Europe Switzerland Mediterranean Shipping Co

Market insight

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Latest From Charter rates, Freight rates, Between the lines & Containers

Carriers deserve credit for surge in transpacific rates, says SeaIntel

Carriers restricted increases to slot capacity to just 3.6% in August compared to the 9% added during the previous two months, according to SeaIntel

North America Asia Pacific

Transpacific ocean freight capacity remains tight

Space on transpacific container shipping loops remains full, with cargo rollovers still an issue for shippers, according to Flexport

Containers Market Insight

Spot market offers little relief for carriers bidding to recoup fuel costs

The latest SCFI and WCI data show only sideward rate movement on the two major east-west trade lanes

Containers Asia Pacific
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Ports and Logistics

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Latest From Ports and Logistics

IUMI: Endemic corruption in Africa stifles insurers

Cyber risk is now commonplace in Africa, where corruption is endemic. Organised criminals are allegedly running shadow cargo operations, allowing illicit cargoes to be ‘booked’ and carried in empties

Middle East and Africa Insurance

Maersk confirms integration of Damco into Maersk Line

Maersk takes steps to further its integrated container logistics business via a new structure for Damco and merger of regional brands

Europe Denmark

North Carolina ports to reopen 'by the end of the week'

The North Carolina Ports Authority will co-ordinate directly with vessel operators and agents as operations recommence by the end of the week
North America United States
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More from Containers

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Latest From Containers

Maersk confirms integration of Damco into Maersk Line

Maersk takes steps to further its integrated container logistics business via a new structure for Damco and merger of regional brands

Europe Denmark

UK box haulage squeeze is ‘a consequence of structural decline’

Geest Line’s Jeremy Bristow says the trucking sector is of ‘chronically poor health’

Europe United Kingdom

Maersk containership navigates Arctic route

Venta Maersk is due to dock in Bremerhaven, Germany, on September 22

Europe Russian Federation

Maersk prepares for further integration of business

Maersk has achieved its goal of finding solutions for its energy businesses and is now looking to deeper integration of it remaining business

Europe Denmark

Box port outlook dims amid trade war clouds

The US pursuit of a level playing field on trade has led it to impose a 10% levy on a further $200bn of Chinese imports from next week

Asia Pacific North America

Storms bring significant supply chain disruption

US and Asian port disruption following severe weather events in the Atlantic and Pacific will lead to delays in cargo deliveries

Asia Pacific Philippines
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