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Ocean Carrier Alliances as of April 1, 2017

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Mar 10, 2017 12:27:13 PM

As of April 1, 2017 new ocean carrier alliances will begin operations, consequently impacting importers and exporters around the world. With a common implementation date and various processes to change, the international trade community is bracing for potential port and terminal disruptions. 

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Topics: Ocean Freight, Ocean Carrier Alliances

Ocean Carrier Alliances [Quick Guide]

Posted by Bruce Chilton, Director of Trade Management on Dec 10, 2015 8:48:29 AM

Over the past couple of years ocean container lines have formed into four mega-alliances, largely to create economies of scale. By sharing space on mega-vessels, carriers benefit from lowered operating costs due to the sheer volume. Currently, the G6 and CKYHE alliances hold the majority of the capacity on the Trans-Pacific Eastbound trade lane. However, with the pending CMA CGM purchase of NOL, a portion of the G6's share could be shifted to the Ocean Three.

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Topics: Ocean Freight, Ocean Carrier Alliances

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