News / Sea

American shippers facing massive disruption

North American supply chains are experiencing massive disruption as bad weather continues to impact operations and port delays are exacerbated by a shortage of haulage capacity that is so bad, shippers are snooping to find potential hauliers.

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Smallest ships, fastest service

While Hyundai Merchant Marine gets ready to re-enter the Asia/Europe trade with the route’s smallest ships, 2018 is set to be the year of the ultra-large containership, with 53 ships larger than 13,500 TEU scheduled for delivery in the coming months.

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Asia-Europe carrier reliability improving

Schedule reliability is critical and can cause huge problems if it declines because a vessel is delayed, a sailing omitted, or a container rolled. All typical scenarios in the period before and after the Chinese New Year holidays which start this week.

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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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