After mapping all North-South and East-West container shipping services in 2016, we’re excited to announce that our team in Denmark has now mapped all intra-Europe services and feeders. In total 254 new services have been added from 48 companies calling 205 ports.
To some, the word “pirate” seems rather archaic; it evokes images of swashbuckling marauders with gold earrings and hook hands on the decks of old wooden ships. Sadly, pirates don’t just live on in period pieces and on torrent websites: piracy is still a major issue for shipping merchants in different parts of the world.
When you think about the hundreds of giant ships crossing oceans and seas every single day, or read about oil spills that massively impact an area for years, the concept of “being environmentally friendly” does not seem closely related to the shipping industry.
Back in November, Germany’s Oetker Group announced they were interested in selling off their shipping business, Hamburg Süd, at that time the seventh-largest container shipper in the world in terms of capacity. Within days, Maersk Line was revealed to be taking over the line, increasing its global share of the market from 15.7% to 18.2%.
After last week’s analysis of THE Alliance’s slow and irregular updates on upcoming services, this week we’re taking a look at the other new alliance set to start sailing on 1 April: Ocean Alliance, consisting of CMA CGM, Evergreen Line, China COSCO Shipping, and Overseas Orient Container Lines.
We’re inching closer and closer to April 1st, when three of the four current shipping alliances are set to break and two new bigger alliances will launch. The members of THE Alliance have been surprisingly slow at revealing any details about the services they’ll be operating in just a couple of weeks’ time.
We’re already more than two months into 2017, and so far it’s been a lot calmer than the tumultuous 2016 that led to a lot of dramatic changes in the container shipping industry. We’re also in the time of year when major ports around the world begin to release data about their previous year volumes, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the reports that have been shared so far.
After a year of turmoil, last Friday we finally saw the official bankruptcy of top Korean and former world number seven container shipping line Hanjin Shipping. At the same time, new competitor SM Line wants to take the shipping world by storm.
To help make sure you’re taking advantage of all of our features, we’ve created walk-throughs and detailed explanations of how to use our major modules. In this post we’ll cover the basics that are included in the Ports & Terminals module.
On 1 January we officially shut down our beta platform and moved to a two-tier subscription service. We’d like to sincerely thank everyone who has signed up for the Pro platform so far. In the coming weeks, we want to highlight how you can use our main features to make more market intel-based decisions in your work.
To help make sure you’re taking advantage of all of our features, we’ve created walk-throughs and detailed explanations of how to use our major modules. In this post we’ll cover the basics that are included in the Services module.
The time has come for eeSea to take its next step forward. From 1 January 2017, we'll be exiting our beta phase and moving to a two-tier subscription level.
We're immensely proud to be launching eeSea today: the market intelligence portal for the global container transport industry. It is built on the premise that with all the challenges facing the industry today and in the coming years, we genuinely need better information. We need more transparency. And if we are to truly build a 21st century transport industry, we need to make the ecosystem much, much smarter.