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Ocean Carrier Realignments
Trigger Significant Change for
Intermodal

O

ver the past year, ocean carrier realignments through new alliances and consolidations
have transformed the path of international intermodal cargo to and from North America,
creating a variety of operational changes.
Since early 2017, the number
of alliances has declined from four
to three. THE Alliance counts five
members, including CMA CGM,
COSCO, Orient Overseas Container
Line (OOCL) and Evergreen. The
members of the Ocean Alliance are
the ONE Network, Hapag Lloyd, United
Arab Shipping and Yang Ming. Maersk
Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co.
comprise the 2M alliance.
Jensen
The Japanese carriers NYK Line, K
Line and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines recently combined their international
service offerings into the ONE Network. China's COSCO combined
forces with China Shipping and later agreed to a merger with
OOCL. Maersk agreed to acquire Hamburg Sud.
These moves are part of a long-term shift that has resulted in
the 10 largest ocean carriers now moving 80 percent of container
cargo, compared with just 12 percent 20 years ago, said Lars
Jensen, CEO of Denmark-based SeaIntelligence Consulting.

Officials from several key U.S.
ports, as well as industry experts,
explained to Intermodal Insights how
the changes have affected North
America's intermodal network in a
variety of ways.
"The recent consolidation and
alliance changes present new
opportunities for ocean carriers to
optimize their services," such as
vessel planning for the ocean portion,
Hacegaba
said Noel Hacegaba, chief commercial
officer at the Port of Long Beach.
"The efficiencies gained from consolidation and realignment
need to be met by efficiencies on the landside," Hacegaba said.
"The extent that the ocean carriers under the new alliances can
coordinate operations with trucking and rail providers will be a
key to determine the value and advantages that the new alliances
can deliver."
An example, he said, was the ONE Network's move to
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Insights - May/June 2018

IANA News
Operations & Maintenance Business Meeting 2018 Recap: Creating the Future of Intermodal
Intermodal Is on a Positive Path in 2018
Chassis Market’s Evolution Blends Promise, Challenges
Identifying the Missing Link in Chassis Maintenance
ELD Mandate Lessons: Opportunity, Compliance, Tech Issues
ELD Mandate Effect: Opportunity Beckons for Intermodal
Ocean Carrier Realignments Trigger Significant Change for Intermodal
Freight Report
Build Awareness of Intermodal to Attract Job Candidates
3PLs Adopt Technology to Enhance Customer Relationships
As Technology Changes Business Relationships, Personalization Still Matters
Voice of the Shipper
Government News
New Members
People News
Intermodal Calendar
Insights - May/June 2018 - Cover1
Insights - May/June 2018 - 2
Insights - May/June 2018 - 3
Insights - May/June 2018 - IANA News
Insights - May/June 2018 - Operations & Maintenance Business Meeting 2018 Recap: Creating the Future of Intermodal
Insights - May/June 2018 - 6
Insights - May/June 2018 - 7
Insights - May/June 2018 - 8
Insights - May/June 2018 - Intermodal Is on a Positive Path in 2018
Insights - May/June 2018 - 10
Insights - May/June 2018 - Chassis Market’s Evolution Blends Promise, Challenges
Insights - May/June 2018 - 12
Insights - May/June 2018 - 13
Insights - May/June 2018 - 14
Insights - May/June 2018 - Identifying the Missing Link in Chassis Maintenance
Insights - May/June 2018 - ELD Mandate Lessons: Opportunity, Compliance, Tech Issues
Insights - May/June 2018 - 17
Insights - May/June 2018 - ELD Mandate Effect: Opportunity Beckons for Intermodal
Insights - May/June 2018 - Ocean Carrier Realignments Trigger Significant Change for Intermodal
Insights - May/June 2018 - 20
Insights - May/June 2018 - 21
Insights - May/June 2018 - 22
Insights - May/June 2018 - Freight Report
Insights - May/June 2018 - Build Awareness of Intermodal to Attract Job Candidates
Insights - May/June 2018 - 25
Insights - May/June 2018 - 26
Insights - May/June 2018 - 27
Insights - May/June 2018 - 3PLs Adopt Technology to Enhance Customer Relationships
Insights - May/June 2018 - 29
Insights - May/June 2018 - 30
Insights - May/June 2018 - As Technology Changes Business Relationships, Personalization Still Matters
Insights - May/June 2018 - 32
Insights - May/June 2018 - 33
Insights - May/June 2018 - 34
Insights - May/June 2018 - Government News
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Insights - May/June 2018 - New Members
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