DynaLiners Trades Review (2018) Subscribers
In 2017, the liner carriers made a combined profit. Yet, whilst the numbers are clear, they are prosaic.
In 2017, much of what was started in the previous year found their conclusion, with the remainder sorted out in the first half of 2018.
A brief overview of 2016-2017 carrier or operational consolidation:
- China Shipping merges with Coscon
- CMA CGM purchases APL
- Hanjin goes under
- UASC merges into Hapag-Lloyd
- Maersk Line acquires Hamburg Süd
Alongside these events, there was the operational launch of the new Ocean Alliance and THE Alliance, joining the existing 2M. These three alliances hold a capacity share of 90% of the East-West trades. Along with that, new VSAs on the North-South routes seem to be announced daily.
Did all these pastoral events help liner shipping to achieve the right balance in 2017? Or rather, was it down to fundamentals, which were rather favourable that year?
In the first half 2018, these fundamentals have been less favourable, which brings us back to the pastoral again with the launch of the ONE joint venture by the Japanese trio of "K" Line, MOL and NYK, the upcoming acquisition of OOCL by Cosco Shipping, and thereafter... well, who knows?
As always, Dynamar is proud to present this, the 25th(!) edition of the DynaLiners Trades Review. We hope you enjoy its rich content of anything liner and general cargo shipping related, larded with numerous graphs, labels, statistics and overviews. It's what keeps this annual magazine relevant for continuous consultation until the next edition, so better keep it on your desk!
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