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Far East Maritime

Low costs pave the road to profitability

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on March 14, 2014

Bigger is better, was the message delivered by Alan Tung, the acting CFO of Orient Overseas (International) Ltd, parent of Hong Kong-listed OOCL, at the company’s annual results briefing this week. OOCL may not have the largest orderbook in the business…

Mega alliances no panacea for volatile rates, says Widdows

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on March 7, 2014

Shipping supremo Ron Widdows had no good news for customers expecting freight rates to be stabilized by the emergence of the mega alliances. The CEO of Rickmers Group said at the TPM conference in Long Beach this week that container lines had lost the ability to control freight rates.

Shipping line results are coming in and it isn’t pretty

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on February 28, 2014

There must be an upside to owning a global container shipping line. Maybe employees get discount rates when shipping personal stuff overseas. Maybe the captain can wear an eye patch and chase the bosun around growling, “Aaaaargh!”. It can’t be the money…

This just in: Cosco and CSCL were seen walking into a chapel

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on February 26, 2014

Cargo volumes will not grow enough this year to use up all the capacity flooding into service, and bargain basement freight rates are driving the carriers towards route-sharing alliances. Not to be outdone, China’s top two lines, Cosco and China Shipping…

Carrier groups get ready to duke it out on global trade lanes

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on February 20, 2014

News on the alliances dominated headlines this week, topped by Evergreen joining the CKYH alliance on Asia-Europe. Taiwan’s top carrier joins Cosco, "K" Line, Yang Ming and Hanjin, adding an “E” to the new CKYHE alliance. The CKYHE will start…