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Asia sea freight challenges

The traditional squeeze in space in the run up to Chinese New Year is just weeks away and there’s already some evidence that rates may already be hardening…….

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Avoiding demurrage and detention charges

While most shippers have probably incurred the expense of demurrage and detention, the charges are not well understood.

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United Nations fear liner oligopoly

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has published a review detailing its concerns that consolidation by the global shipping lines poses a threat to competition.

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China enjoys a break and healthy trade results

While our colleagues in China and Hong Kong enjoyed their Golden Week holidays the latest Container Trade Statistic have been released.

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Is liner consolidation the end for competition

It is looking increasingly likely that the liner industry consolidation that started the year before the Hanjin Shipping collapse will end up reducing the number of major carriers to no more than a handful.

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The New Carrier Alliances AND your free infographic

No shipping line- not even Maersk! – can afford to buy and operate all the vessels they would need to offer weekly sailings to every port they serve – Hence the New Shipping Alliances.

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MSC and Hapag-Lloyd shake up South American trade

Carriers to launch a new loop between Europe and the East Coast of South America in a month

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More capacity threatens rates

Massive increases in capacity are threatening the fragile balance of supply and demand in global container shipping.

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Asia peak shipping season imminent

School holidays and vacations are top of mind for many of us in July, but for those working in the supply chain (and particularly retail) this month marks the beginning of the manic time that is peak season.

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COSCO will become the 3rd largest carrier with bid for OOCL

Just weeks after HAPAG-LLOYD merged with UASC to create the 5th largest carrier, COSCO will become the 3rd largest global carrier with its offer to acquire OOCL.

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