Container lines seek solace in scale

F16XFF Large container ship passes under Bayonne Bridge, NJ en route towards Newark Harbour

Merger talks between CMA CGM and NOL highlight consolidation

South Korea takes aim at zombie companies

Need for action highlighted by huge losses among shipbuilders

The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller EEE-Class 18,000 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) capacity vessel, operated by A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S, sits docked at APM Terminal at the Port of Rotterdam in this handout photograph taken on Aug. 16, 2013 and released to the media on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S raised the earnings forecast for its container-shipping line, the world's largest, after second-quarter profit at the unit almost doubled as lower fuel prices and costs offset a drop in freight rates. Source: APM Terminals via Bloomberg EDITOR'S NOTE: NO SALES. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

NOL: necessary and insufficient

In container shipping, consolidation is not enough

Container ships at London Gateway docks near Thurrock
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CMA CGM in exclusive talks with NOL

French shipping group eyes Singapore rival

Maersk Line chief talks up $2bn NOL move

Consolidation in container shipping would be boost for industry

Battle for control of Australia’s Asciano

Qube takes on Brookfield with A$9bn offer for ports and rail group

Russia presents US navy with new test

Increased activity from Black Sea and Mediterranean to Pacific

Ships are under construction at the DSME (Daewoo Ship & Marine Engineering Co.) at the company°Øs shipyard in Geoje Island in South Korea, on April 22, 2009. Photographer: Seokyong Lee/Bloomberg News

Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding given lifeline

Lenders offer foundering S Korean company a $3.7bn rescue plan

Hapag-Lloyd: boxed in

Scaling back of IPO and extension of offer period shows how challenged the sector is

Maersk warns on full-year profits

Shipping giant hit by weakness on Asia-Europe routes

The shipping forecast

Is the city prepared to do business in a changing world?

Japan Post studies Royal Mail debacle

Officials and advisers preparing next month’s $11.5bn float aim to avoid errors of UK counterparts

Container shipping: sunk costs

An irrational industry needs to smarten up, and soon

Brookfield clinches A$8.9bn Asciano deal

Acquisition of ports and infrastructure group is largest Australia takeover since 2011

Maersk cuts global trade growth forecast

Guidance changed because of economic uncertainty and oil price

Pirate attacks jump in Southeast Asia

Indonesia the new focus as Somali pirates draw a blank in H1 2015

Oil fall swells Daewoo Shipbuilding loss

Net loss of $2bn announced amid writedowns on offshore projects

Oil rout boosts crude supertanker rates

VLCC operators see strongest trading conditions since 2008

Savannah makes waves as it lures shipping

Miles from the sea, but US port is taking on West Coast rivals

Greek shipping fears talk of higher taxes

Athens is targeting one of the country’s few strong sectors


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