News / Sea

Lines under pressure and lines merge

In just one day the world’s biggest shipping lines are criticised for ongoing port congestion in china and then announce the creation of another alliance.

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Asia contract prices skyrocket!

The largest importers from Asia have had to accept a doubling of their long-term rates, while those who delayed negotiations in the hope of more favourable conditions have instead been hit with an additional 10% increase on top!

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Myanmar and Bangladesh congestion

More congestion threatens fashion supply chains

Increasingly popular textile sourcing origins in Southeast Asia look likely to face increasing port congestion as Ramadan and public holidays start to impact operations from later this month.

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Learn from Hanjin to avoid supply chain risk

Why, if Hanjin Shipping’s collapse was anticipated far in advance, did it have such a profoundly negative impact on global supply chains and how can you protect yours in the future.

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ESC

Shippers’ Council fear continuing capacity crisis

Shippers council to set up observer group to monitor shipping line performance amid continuing export sea freight capacity crisis

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New shipping alliances

The new shipping alliances landscape

The new shipping alliances launched on the 1st April 2017, heralding significant changes and prompting many questions: With no competition on the main Asia Europe routes, will the lines push prices up; or with more sailings and new vessels joining, will congestion end and prices come down?

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Asia shipping congestion

Asia space shortage could soon be over

If it’s not been caused by blanked sailing and it’s not a sign if changing trading pattern what has caused the unprecedented Eastbound and Westbound vessel congestion and more importantly when will it end??

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Asia sailings cut by half

Having already endured increasing rates and the biggest peak season for eight years, shippers are now facing unprecedented space challenges.

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Asia shipping congestion

Shipping lines start 2017 in dominant position

As we step into 2017 the shipping lines are looking at what they hope will be a steadily firming market.

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CMA CGM Jules Verne

Biggest shippers will pay more

With spot rates rising by 73% in the last nine months, major importers from Asia are facing increases of up to 20% and fewer perks as they engage with the container lines in annual contract discussions.

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