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Things Getting Bitter Between Maersk & MSC in Their 2M Alliance

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the world's second largest ocean freight carrier by capacity for the moment, put out a press release on Monday concerning its executive leadership: MSC [...]

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The Controversy Over Arctic Shipping

The outlook on shipping through the Arctic is changing. And I'm not just talking about the changes in climate making shipping through the North Pole possible. Ocean freight carriers are coming [...]

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SeaIntelligence Says End of Shipping Alliances Would Skyrocket Freight Rates

What would happen if ocean freight carrier alliances were brought to an end?

Many shippers would cheer as they're currently seeking to make such an outcome a reality. But would it [...]

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DOJ Antitrust Probe of Ocean Freight Carriers Is Over

A couple years ago in San Francisco, the world's major ocean freight carriers were holding a biannual Box Club meeting when the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) burst in on them with a raiding [...]

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Top 10 International Shipping News Stories of 2018

This is it! Universal Cargo's final blog of 2018!

It's become a tradition over the last couple years to make the last blog of the year a look back on the year's top 10 international [...]

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Maersk & IBM’s BlockChain Collaboration Stalls

Big news hit in January when it was announced Maersk and IBM were forming a joint venture. The giants in international shipping and information technology, respectively, were introducing a [...]

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Maersk Sending First Container Ship Through Arctic

Maersk announced that it is sending the first container ship from East Asia to Europe through the Arctic Ocean. Daniel Shane reports in CNN Money:

The newly built Venta Maersk is set [...]

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Are Ocean Carriers In Trouble?

"We're all going to go bust," MOL President and CEO Junichiro Ikeda said to the Financial Times about the near future of ocean carriers in the international shipping industry.

For [...]

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