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    1. May 19, 2016

      Container shipping lines mired in crisis

      The Deira, an 18-year-old container ship, looks serene as she steams steadily towards the Port of New York and New...

    2. April 25, 2016

      Container shipping: all at sea

      At least two of South Korea’s container shipping companies carry enough debt to push their Plimsoll lines below the...

    1. November 25, 2015

      Container shipping lines seek solace in greater scale

      On the Bayonne Bridge, high above the water that connects New York harbour with New Jersey’s Newark bay, workers are...

    2. November 22, 2015

      CMA CGM in exclusive talks with Neptune Orient Lines

      France’s CMA CGM is in exclusive talks to buy Singapore’s Neptune Orient Lines, in what would be one of the biggest...

    3. October 27, 2015

      Hapag-Lloyd: boxed in

      Investment bankers do not get much public sympathy. But spare a thought for those bringing German container shipper...

    4. September 8, 2015

      Container shipping: sunk costs

      Individual rationality is often collectively self-destructive. An industry, such as container shipping, plagued by...

    5. September 15, 2014

      Tough questions over Phones 4U merit proper answers

      For John Caudwell to accuse Vodafone of ruthlessness in dropping retail distributor Phones4U is rather like Genghis...

    6. June 13, 2014

      Sailing into the unknown

      The Fast Lane’s been covering an extraordinary amount of the globe over the past couple of weeks – at remarkably...

    7. April 16, 2014

      Hapag-Lloyd joins forces with Chile’s CSAV

      Two of the world’s highest-profile container shipping lines, Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd and Chile’s CSAV, announced on...

    8. December 5, 2013

      Container shipping lines Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV in merger talks

      Two of the world’s highest-profile container shipping lines, Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd and Chile’s CSAV, are in talks about...

    9. November 22, 2013

      Brussels launches pricing probe into container shipping

      Brussels has launched a regulatory assault on container shipping companies, with a formal antitrust probe into concerns...

    10. August 16, 2013

      AP Møller-Maersk: smooth sailing

      Thank goodness analysts covering the container shipping sector do not provide shipping forecasts. They predicted heavy...

    11. June 18, 2013

      Global shipping: all at sea

      There’s always next year. A common theme in reports on the health of the container shipping industry is that a...

    12. March 25, 2013

      Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Süd end talks

      An attempt to create the fourth-largest container shipping company by capacity came unstuck as Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd...

    13. January 16, 2013

      Tui considers merging travel divisions

      Tui and Tui Travel are in preliminary talks over a possible cost-cutting combination between the German travel group...

    14. December 18, 2012

      Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Süd in tie-up talks

      Germany’s two largest container shipping companies are in talks over a possible merger that would create the ailing...

    15. December 4, 2012

      Shipping lines turn to Mexico amid strike

      Shipping lines are diverting to Mexico, slowing vessels down in the Pacific and leaving ships at anchor off southern...

    16. November 18, 2012

      Shipping sector caught in choppy waters

      The last thing the container shipping sector needs when it is plagued by overcapacity and falling freight rates is the...

    17. October 31, 2012

      Moody’s downgrades Hapag-Lloyd

      Hapag-Lloyd has been downgraded by Moody’s, the credit rating agency, amid concerns over the prospects for its balance...

    18. July 31, 2012

      Tui to appoint new chief executive

      Tui, the German travel group, is set to appoint a new chief executive next year after Michael Frenzel said he would...

    19. June 13, 2012

      IPO dearth casts doubt over cult of equity

      Rarely has it been so difficult for companies to go public. Swathes have had to shelve their plans to list this year,...

    20. February 14, 2012

      Hamburg to take biggest stake in Hapag-Lloyd

      The state of Hamburg is to become the largest shareholder in Hapag-Lloyd, the German city’s flagship container shipping...

    21. December 21, 2011

      Container shipping alliances to join forces

      Two of the three big alliances of container shipping lines are to join forces to offer joint services on the key Asia...

    22. December 13, 2011

      Tui closer to exiting container shipping

      Tui, the debt-laden German tourism group, has taken a step towards its long-standing goal of leaving container shipping...

    23. September 23, 2011

      Evonik puts IPO on hold until 2012

      The owners of Evonik Industries confirmed they would put a multibillion-euro initial public offering of the speciality...

    24. September 16, 2011

      German listing delays add to IPO gloom

      It has been a bad week for initial public offerings. Hapag-Lloyd, the container shipping group, and Siemens’ Osram unit...

    25. September 14, 2011

      Siemens delays Osram float

      Siemens, the German engineering conglomerate, said it would delay a multibillion-euro flotation of Osram, its lighting...

    26. September 14, 2011

      Hapag-Lloyd IPO blocked by shareholder split

      The general manager of the consortium that owns a majority of Hapag-Lloyd, one of the world’s largest container...

    27. September 12, 2011

      Turmoil threatens IPOs of German heavyweights

      The extreme turbulence of Europe’s financial markets looks set to scuttle a raft of big initial public offerings...

    28. August 17, 2011

      Maersk chief ‘not gloomy’ after container earnings fall

      The chief executive of AP Møller-Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company, has insisted he is “not gloomy...

    29. August 12, 2011

      NOL warns of loss as container shipping slides

      Singapore’s Neptune Orient Lines on Friday produced some of the clearest evidence so far that container shipping faces...

    30. May 17, 2011

      Brussels raids container shipping lines

      European competition investigators on Tuesday raided offices of at least four of the world’s largest container shipping...

    31. April 5, 2011

      Vedanta boosted by end seen to Cairn India saga

      Vedanta Resources, the London-listed India mining group, raced to the top of the FTSE 100 leaderboard on Tuesday amid...

    32. April 5, 2011

      Tui in talks to sell Hapag-Lloyd stake

      Germany’s Tui has confirmed it is in talks with potential investors about selling its stake in Hapag-Lloyd, one of the...

    33. FT Alphaville

      April 5, 2011

      Snap news

      Breaking pre-market news on Tuesday, - HMV issues another profits warning; covenant test pushed back until July —...

    34. March 31, 2011

      Tui Travel holiday bookings slow

      Political turmoil in north Africa and the Middle East has slowed sales of summer holidays from Tui Travel, Europe’s...

    35. March 22, 2011

      GKN tumbles on Latécoère speculation

      GKN led the blue-chip fallers on Tuesday as the FTSE 100 broke a three-day winning streak. Shares in GKN lost 3.8 per...

    36. March 17, 2011

      Double crises trigger second thoughts for IPOs

      Companies have been forced to reassess plans for stock market listings in coming weeks, as investors take fright over...

    37. March 11, 2011

      Kabel BW unveils listing plans

      Kabel Baden-Württemberg’s owner has announced plans for an initial public offering of the German cable television group...

    38. March 11, 2011

      Container shipping: Lessons in navigation yet to be put to the test

      The empty, idle container ships that started to fill sheltered bays and unused wharves during 2009 were powerful...

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