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Friday, June 14, 2024
Maersk ship entering the Port of Rotterdam. Photo: Shutterstock
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Container Spot Rates Set to Rise Further

Ocean freight container shipping spot rates are set to increase further, but growth may be slowing, according to ocean freight rate benchmarking firm Xeneta.

June 14, 2024
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Friday, June 7, 2024
ningbo port congestion
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Container Spot Rates in China Set to Hit Five Figures

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – There were further double-digit increases in container spot freight rates this week, after a series of general rate

June 7, 2024
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Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Yantian Express photo provided by Hapag-Lloyd.
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Hapag-Lloyd CEO Says Demand Surge May Be Short-Lived

By Elke Ahlswede BERLIN, June 5 (Reuters) – Hapag-Lloyd Chief Executive Rolf Habben Jansen said on Wednesday that demand for container

June 5, 2024
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Friday, May 31, 2024
Aerial top view of a containership at port. Stock Photo: Shutterstock/Avigator Fortuner
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Red Sea Diversions, Tariff Risks Send Ocean Shipping Soaring

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES, May 31 (Reuters) – Spiking ocean shipping rates, vessel backups at seaports and empty container

May 31, 2024
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Friday, May 24, 2024
Maersk ship entering the Port of Rotterdam. Photo: Shutterstock
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Shipper Fury as Spot Rates Soar and Carriers Ignore Contracts

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – The sense of genuine anger amongst North European shippers and freight forwarders was palpable this week as they

May 24, 2024
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Friday, May 10, 2024
File photo of a containership in port
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Carriers Control the Market as Spot Rates Rise and Capacity Tightens

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – “You take away all sense and rationale. And whatever is left, is the container shipping market,” said Peter

May 10, 2024
Total Views: 1637

Friday, May 3, 2024
Maersk ship entering the Port of Rotterdam. Photo: Shutterstock
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Shippers Frustrated as Spot rates Rise Alongside Demand

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – A strengthening demand scenario on the Asia-European trades appears to have caught carriers and forwarders by

May 3, 2024
Total Views: 944

Friday, April 12, 2024
oocl containership
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Container Freight Rates Stabilizing

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – While container spot rates on the Asia-Europe and Asia-North America trades continued to remain elevated, year on

April 12, 2024
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Friday, April 5, 2024
File photo of a containership in port
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Carriers Unveil New FAK Hikes in Bid to Halt Asia-Europe Rates Slide

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – Container spot freight rates on the main deepsea east-west trades continued their gentle descent over the course of

April 5, 2024
Total Views: 866

Thursday, March 14, 2024
Overcapacity Pushing Rates to ‘Unsustainable Levels’, Maersk CEO Says
Shipping

Overcapacity Pushing Rates to ‘Unsustainable Levels’, Maersk CEO Says

OPENHAGEN, March 14 (Reuters) – The global container shipping market faces overcapacity in the coming years and the rates paid by customers have

March 14, 2024
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Monday, March 11, 2024
A worker on a container crane at the Port of Los Angeles
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TPM24: Spot Rate Spike Hits Transpacific Contract Negotiations

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Based upon initial feedback to The Loadstar, there appears to have been only a handful of shippers,

March 11, 2024
Total Views: 1125

Monday, March 4, 2024
A cargo ship is moored in the Port of Long Beach while cranes retrieve cargo containers from the ship
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TPM24: Liner Heavyweights Face Tough Transpacific Contract Talks

By Mike Wackett in Long Beach (The Loadstar) – Some 4,000 container shipping industry attendees are assembling at the Long Beach Convention Center in

March 4, 2024
Total Views: 1245

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
container ship at sea
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Red Sea Crisis: Surge in Ocean Freight Rates Outpaces COVID-19

Houthi attacks on shipping have triggered a sharp rise in ocean freight rates, surpassing the speed of increase experienced during the initial phase of the

January 30, 2024
Total Views: 2881

Thursday, January 4, 2024
container shipping
Shipping

Container Spot Rates Soar on Red Sea Threats

(Bloomberg) — Short-term rates for container shipping between Asia, Europe and the US are climbing on reduced capacity caused by the threats to cargo

January 4, 2024
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Thursday, November 30, 2023
FILE PHOTO: Shipping containers are stacked at Gwangyang port in Gwangyang, South Korea, June 14, 2022. Yonhap via REUTERS
Shipping

Container Shipping Market Faces ‘Brutal’ 2024, Xeneta Says

The latest data from Oslo-based Xeneta suggests that 2024 could be an even more difficult year for carriers in the ocean freight shipping market. The Xeneta

November 30, 2023
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Friday, November 17, 2023
Stock photo shows a MSC shipping container being lifted onto a ship
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Carriers Struggle to Uphold Rate Increases as Spot Rally Fades

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – After recording gains across the board last week, the container spot market indices are back to flashing red for the

November 17, 2023
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Thursday, November 2, 2023
Aerial top view of a containership at port. Stock Photo: Shutterstock/Avigator Fortuner
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Carriers’ Failure to Boost Spot Prices Could Threaten Contract Rates

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Ocean carriers aim to have at least 50% of their business fixed by way of annual contracts, which are generally agreed

November 2, 2023
Total Views: 1060

Monday, October 30, 2023
The CMA CGM Marco Polo container ship passes under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, to enter New York Harbor. Photo: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Westbound Transatlantic ‘A Total Disaster’

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – According to CMA CGM, westbound transatlantic ocean rates have now hit “unsustainable levels”. The French carrier

October 30, 2023
Total Views: 13621

Friday, October 27, 2023
A cargo ship is moored in the Port of Long Beach while cranes retrieve cargo containers from the ship
Shipping

Ocean Carriers’ Hopes for Rate Hike Dampened as Spot Rates Spiral

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Drewry’s WCI container spot rate index was a sea of red ink again this week, ahead of a planned wave of ocean carrier

October 27, 2023
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Friday, September 22, 2023
Aerial top view of a containership at port. Stock Photo: Shutterstock/Avigator Fortuner
Shipping

Asia-North Europe Spot Rates in Free Fall

By Mike Wackett – Container spot rates from China to North Europe are in freefall with average rates dipping below $1,000 per 40ft this week having lost

September 22, 2023
Total Views: 922
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