ShippingWatch

Alphaliner

Read all the latest news about Alphaliner. ShippingWatch gives you independent, credible, critical and fair news.

Maersk's orderbook has become more regionally focused

Maersk currently has the smallest orderbook of the world's top ten container lines. Meanwhile, Maersk has no new mega vessels on order, which, according to Alphaliner, indicates that shipping line has changed its strategy in terms of ordering newbuilds.

Maersk's container fleet loses market shares

Measured in capacity, Maersk's market share is shrinking compared to its major competitors, writes Alphaliner, while both MSC and Cosco grew their shares in recent years. The trend is expected to continue for the container line, projects the firm.

Container ship sizes increase on main tradelanes

Big container ships are starting to replace smaller container ships on the routes between Asia-Europe and Asia-North America. MSC's new 23,700-teu vessels are just the most recent example of a development that will continue, writes Alphaliner.

Scrubbers looking to be a sound investment

The first indication of the price difference between low-sulfur oil and conventional ship fuel is that shipping lines using scrubbers have made a good investment, Alphaliner assesses.

ZIM expands cooperation with 2M

2M strengthens its collaboration with Israeli liner company ZIM, which adds two new services and 20 container vessels to their partnership. The news come the same week as HMM's exit from 2M.

Mega-ships will continue to drive fleet growth

The largest container ships have driven fleet growth in the container industry for many years, and this trend is set to continue. Meanwhile, demand for smaller container vessels will continue to decline, estimates Alphaliner.

New rules cause container carriers' debt to soar

A new accounting standard has effected a significant rise in shipping companies' debt obligations, writes analyst firm Alphaliner. One carrier has increased its debt by over 100 percent following the new standard.

Alphaliner lowers expected container growth

A weaker growth in the first quarter combined with the escalating trade dispute between the US and China makes Alphaliner lower its expectations for growth in container shipping.

1 - 25 af 131 Next page

Latest news

See all jobs