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  • 8 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Container shipping giants Maersk, MSC and CMA CGM have claimed three top spots on the list of companies that had the biggest fleet capacity increase last year. As shown in Alphaliner’s 2014-2015 fleet review, Maersk increased its capacity by 12%, MSC by 7% and CMA CGM by 9%. A.P.Møller-Maersk increased its total container vessel capacity by 318,000 TEU,  reaching 2.89 […]

  • 17 June 2015

    Freight rates on the Asia to Europe route have dropped to their lowest levels on record as carriers face off in a damaging rate war amidst weak vessel utilisation, according to shipping analyst Alphaliner. The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) spot rates from Shanghai to North Europe reached an all-time low of USD 243/teu on […]

  • 1 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Capacity has been added across the board on the main Asia-Europe and Asia-North America routes by main carriers as they ready to launch new networks on the key East-West container routes next month, Alphaliner’s preliminary data shows. Capacity gaps resulting from the departure of Hanjin Shipping in 2016 will be fully compensated by the new services, with all […]

  • 3 March 2015

    Liner spot rates on the Asia-North Europe market have dipped below USD 900/teu due to lower volumes in the post-Lunar New Year lull in the Far East, according to industry analyst Alphaliner. Since the beginning of this year, weaker utilisation levels have driven down spot rates on the Far East-North Europe route despite carriers’ attempts […]

  • 23 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    This year’s idle container ship fleet of above 500 TEUs has fallen to the lowest level recorded since 2011 but there is still a significant amount of hidden excess capacity, according to Alphaliner. The 500 TEU+ idle container ship fleet averaged only 310,000 TEUs for the first nine months of 2015, or 1.6% of the total cellular fleet. […]

  • 23 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    This year’s idle container ship fleet of above 500 TEUs has fallen to the lowest level recorded since 2011 but there is still a significant amount of hidden excess capacity, according to Alphaliner. The 500 TEU+ idle container ship fleet averaged only 310,000 TEUs for the first nine months of 2015, or 1.6% of the total cellular fleet. […]

  • 31 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Driven by strong volume growth recorded across key container ports in the first quarter of 2017, the full year global port throughput growth was revised to 4.6%, compared to earlier projections of only 2%-3%. Based on Alphaliner’s survey of over 150 ports around the world, global container port throughput is estimated to have grown by […]

  • 28 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Average container freight rates have plunged to their lowest levels in history, with room to fall further as the market enters the traditionally slow winter season, according to market analyst Alphaliner. The China Containerised Freight Index (CCFI) fell to only 752 points last week, the lowest level on record since the index was first published in […]

  • 24 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Ocean Three (‘O3’) carriers, CMA CGM, CSCL and UASC, have made the first concession in the ongoing Asia-Europe rate war, according to shipping analyst Alphaliner. Namely, the carrier alliance has decided to withdraw one of their four Far East-North Europe strings for 12 consecutive weeks starting from the end of this month. Alphaliner deems […]

  • 30 June 2009

    Deepsea shipping lines’ revenues dropped year-on-year by an average of 35% during the first quarter, according to analyst AXS Alphaliner. Research carried out by Alphaliner showed that the revenues of 11 carriers surveyed fell from US$22.4bn to $14.45bn. Of the 11 carriers, CSCL and Coscon were the hardest hit, with their revenues falling by 56% […]

  • 5 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    The global fleet of idle containerships has seen its lowest level since 2011, according to the figures reported by analyst Alphaliner.   The idle fleet stands at 119 vessels over 500 teu, totalling 230,900 teu as of 28 July and at 85 units in 500 – 2,000 teu range over the last two weeks. The […]

  • 2 September 2015

    Idling of containerships across the global fleet has soared to new high in 2015 reaching 500,00 TEU capacity mark, according to the latest data provided by market analyst Alphaliner. The increased idleness of containerships across the board has been attributed to softening of charter rates that continue to drop despite rising activity. In two weeks idle […]

  • 30 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Container shipping giants Maersk and CMA CGM are the two frontrunners in the race for Hamburg Süd, but the high asking price could prove to be the main stumbling block, according to container shipping analyst Alphaliner. The potential sale of Hamburg Süd is attracting interest among top-tier ocean carriers, Alphaliner said. The largest obstacle to […]

  • 28 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Alphaliner: Imbalance of US container imports over exports worsened despite protectionist trade policies.

  • 18 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Alphaliner: The proposed takeover of OOIL by COSCO could be hindered by worsening China-US trade ties.

  • 8 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The former South Korean shipping giant, the name Hanjin will disappear from the annals of container shipping as the last Hanjin ship, the 5,302 TEU Hanjin Rome, was sold on March 1, according to Alphaliner. The containership had been under arrest since August 29. Following the sale by the Singapore Supreme Court, Hanjin Rome departed Singapore […]

  • 7 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Alphaliner: 300cubits to be the first to launch an actual blockchain application for the container shipping market.

  • 3 June 2015

    The intra-Far East trade will continue to power the demand for containerships this year, as carriers develop further regional services within East Asia, said shipping analyst Alphaliner. By the end of June, at least 33 new intra-Far East weekly loops will have been launched, based on Alphaliner records. These 33 services absorb some 98 ships, […]

  • 28 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Average container freight rates have plunged to their lowest levels in history, with room to fall further as the market enters the traditionally slow winter season, according to market analyst Alphaliner. The China Containerised Freight Index (CCFI) fell to only 752 points last week, the lowest level on record since the index was first published in […]

  • 7 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The main container carriers’ average operating margins remained in negative territory with minus 7.8% in the third quarter of 2016, marking the fifth successive quarter of operating losses, according to Alphaliner. Out of the 12 main carriers surveyed by Alphaliner, only the German carrier Hapag-Lloyd and Taiwan’s shipping company Wan Hai posted positive margins, while […]

  • 14 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    A ”strategic cooperation” agreement between Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and the 2M vessel sharing alliance comprising Maersk Line and the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will limit the South Korean container carrier’s ability to grow in the future, according to Alphaliner. The fact that HMM could only secure arrangements with Maersk Line and MSC outside the 2M scope […]

  • 18 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Although various carriers are intensifying their efforts to digitise some of the transactional parts of their business, it is still unclear if technology will finally transform the container shipping industry, according to Alphaliner. About half of all bookings for container shipments continue to be made manually, while up to a third of shipping invoices are […]