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ONE carriers dethroned in the Pacific

Things have gone in the wrong direction in the Pacific for the new Japanese container consortium, ONE, which has been knocked off its throne by two competitors in particular.

Alphaliner: Container growth has begun to slow down

In line with Kuehne + Nagel's analysts, Alphaliner also sees a slowdown in container growth. In the second quarter 2018, growth dipped to its lowest level since 2016. US sanctions have also impacted the Middle Eastern market.

Container carriers far from new digital future

Digitalization has far from had a breakthrough in shipping, and the many new platforms have produced no real changes in the sector, which is lagging far behind other industries, writes Alphaliner in a new analysis.

Two months of decline in container rates put pressure on the industry

The container rates have dropped significantly since the middle of this summer, and Alphaliner projects a turbulent October. The most recent ultra-large orders from MSC and CMA CGM have triggered uncertainty in the long term. Read on to learn how far the individual routes have plunged.

One carrier in particular has absorbed Hanjin's vessels

Collapsed South Korean carrier Hanjin controlled a fleet of 102 container vessels, which have since been absorbed by other carriers. One carrier in particular has taken over a third of Hanjin's former capacity, writes Alphaliner.

Family-owned PIL could be next acquisition candidate

Analyst firm Alphaliner points to Singapore-based Pacific International Lines (PIL) as the most obvious acquisition candidate among the four carriers currently not part of the major alliances in the container market. However, the owning family told ShippingWatch in May that a sale was not in the cards.

Analysts: Maersk Line headed for billion-dollar improvement

An improved profit of no less than USD 1 billion for 2017 may sound like a bold prediction from Maersk Line, but Danish and international analysts speaking to ShippingWatch all seem confident that CEO Søren Skou is on track to reaching his goal. The group's first quarter results will be released Thursday.

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