Materials and Metals Containers and Packaging


  • Companies including Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International and Imperial Tobacco Group are challenging the legislation because it will prohibit all forms of branding on tobacco packaging, including colors and logos. "Smoking is catastrophic for your health and kills over 100,000 people every year in the UK," said...

  • LONDON, Dec 10- Big Tobacco took the British government to court on Thursday, arguing that the UK's "plain packaging" law which will take effect next May, unlawfully takes away its intellectual property. Companies including Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International and Imperial Tobacco Group are challenging the...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 10- U.S. drinks can maker Ball Corp is set to win EU approval for its 4.43- billion-pound takeover of Rexam Plc with an improved package of concessions, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The deal however triggered concerns in the European Commission that it would drive up prices for companies and consumers. Rexam's shares rose as...

  • Container shipping lines open their checkbooks

    Despite fragile freight rates, shipping lines are still acquiring, in order to maintain market share and capacity, says Johnson Leung, head of regional transport research at Jefferies.

  • AMZN taps into the sharing economy

    Amazon is testing an Uber-like service for delivering its one-hour Prime Now packages.

  • Maersk: Cost cuts will help us meet full-year target

    Robbert Van Trooijen, CEO for North Asia Region at Maersk Line, says cost-saving measures will enable the container-shipping operator to outperform the industry for the rest of 2015.

  • TCS opens up on earnings

    The Container Store's Q1 earnings were better than expected.

  • Bubble Wrap

    Bubble Wrap has been a packaging staple since the '60s, but now the company behind it is making some big changes.

  • An International Paper Co. employee stacks corrugated boxes on the floor of the company's factory in Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania.

    International Paper on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $134 million.

  • The Container Store frustrated by mid-year traffic

    Newly elected to NRF's board of directors, Kip Tindell, The Container Store CEO, discusses trouble with traffic in stores in Q2 and Q3. National Retail Federation CEO Matthew Shay, weighs in.

  • Dow Chemical said it was looking to cut fixed costs by $1 billion over the next three years, building on reductions that have helped boost margins.

  • Seaspan CEO: Global shipping is improving

    Gerry Wang, CEO of Seaspan, describes how the shipping industry has fared amid the global economic recovery.

  • Why China said no to mega shipping pact

    Jonathan Windham, Head of Asia Ex-Japan Transport and Infrastructure Research at Barclays, says China rejected an alliance of three major liners in order to protect its domestic shippers.

  • Container Store's hot IPO

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and "Fast Money" trader Simon Baker discuss the Container Store as it surges on its first day of trading.

  • Container Store prices IPO at $18

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports high demand is expected for The Container Store once it goes public.

  • Moller-Maersk CEO: We've become much more competitive

    Nils Andersen, CEO of A.P. Moller-Maersk, tells CNBC that the second quarter has been quite tough, both in terms of rates and volumes but they have increased their competitiveness.

  • Could Styrofoam containers get 86'd from the menu of takeout food options in the nation's biggest city?

  • We Are 'Slowly' Returning to Better Times: Moller- Maersk CEO

    Nils Smedegaard Andersen, group CEO at A.P. Moller - Maersk, tells CNBC that they see a gradual stabilization in Europe with the poltical tendencies going in the right direction.

  • DS Smith CEO: We Are Growing Very Nicely

    Miles Roberts, CEO of packaging company, DS Smith, tells CNBC that the companies strong earnings are due to investment, innovation and acquisitions they have made.

  • Seaspan's Growth Strategy

    Gerry Wang, CEO, Seaspan explains his company's business model to CNBC. He adds that the average lease on one of its ships is for 10-12 years.