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The legacy of APL on its parent, according to Drewry

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on April 1, 2014

Was a long-term curse unleashed on US container lines when Malcolm McLean loaded those first boxes all those years ago? The superstitious might be prone to believe so, judging by an analysis by Drewry of the lasting effects of APL’s absorption into NOL.

Horizon Lines shows the creakiness in That Act

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on March 30, 2014

One of the three top dogs in intra-US container shipping, Horizon, continues to lose money, although at a slower rate than last year. For the full year to the end of December, 2013 the Jones Act carrier brought in just over $1 billion in operating…

That Act again

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on March 27, 2014

The Jones Act has come in for renewed cheerleading from federal politicians. Two congressmen, one from California and one from Louisiana, say in a Washington newspaper opinion article that there is a “renaissance” in domestic shipbuilding, (and…

Consolidate, not locate

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on March 27, 2014

With the Federal Maritime Commission letting the P3 Alliance sail on the trans-Pacific route, albeit under close scrutiny, a US-based consultancy is reinforcing the view that liner grouping plus consolidation is the way of the future. Alix Partners…

A look at shipping from a different perspective

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on February 28, 2014

Liner shipping is just another form of transportation for some people, but its woes need to be put in perspective. An intriguing comparison of liner shipping’s future and problems with aviation and rail has been made by an international law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright.