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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Managed Decline: Ocean Carriers Face Challenge of Keeping Pandemic Windfalls, Drewry Says

As container shipping’s historic pandemic-fueled bull run comes to an end, ocean carriers entering a period of “managed decline” where

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container ship at sea

Charterers Regain Control as Containership Charter Rates Collapse

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The containership charter market bubble appears to have burst, according to MSI’s Horizon report for

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Friday, September 30, 2022
container ship

Container Shipping Turning Point? Long-Term Rates Start to Slide

Long-term contract rates in container shipping fell for just second time this year in September in what is now the latest sign that the sector’s

September 30, 2022
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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Maersk Suspends Aisa-U.S. East Coast Loop

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Maersk has suspended an Asia-US east coast loop, confirming that transpacific ocean carriers are seeing a reduction in

September 29, 2022
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Soeren Skou, CEO Maersk

Maersk CEO: Holiday Shipping Won’t Save Carriers’ Christmas

By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen and Terje Solsvik COPENHAGEN, Sept 29 (Reuters) – A.P. Moller-Maersk’s chief executive said on Thursday he expects a

September 29, 2022
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Thursday, September 15, 2022
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Transpacific Rate Decline and Strong Dollar Could Bolster U.S. Imports

By Sam Whelan (The Loadstar) – Transpacific ocean rates might be experiencing a “post-Covid plummet”, but US import volumes remain high and lower

September 15, 2022
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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Transatlantic Overtakes Transpacific as Most Lucrative Trade for Shipping Lines

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – After the prolonged container spot rates decline the transatlantic trade has supplanted the transpacific trade as

September 14, 2022
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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Two-Tier Market Emerges as Container Spot and Contract Rates Diverge

By Nick Savvides (The Loadstar) – A two-tier market within the container shipping sector is opening up as spot rates in key trades collapse. Carriers

September 7, 2022
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Friday, September 2, 2022
Aerial top view container ship

Container Spot Rates Continue to Fall as Capacity Crunch Eases

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The capacity shortage that underpinned skyrocketing ocean freight rates for the past two years has ended and rates will

September 2, 2022
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Sunday, August 28, 2022

Shipping Giant CMA CGM Sees Softening Of Global Freight Rates

By Samy Adghirni and Tara Patel (Bloomberg) –French container line giant CMA CGM SA is seeing an across-the-board drop in shipping rates and a

August 28, 2022
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Friday, August 19, 2022
oocl containership

Ocean Carriers Remain Buoyant Despite Spot Rates Collapse and Falling Demand

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Container spot rates from China to Middle East and intra-Asia routes are reported to have “collapsed” this week,

August 19, 2022
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Friday, July 29, 2022

Dock Strikes and Shippers Seeking Rate Renegotiations Add Pressure on Carriers

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The threat of dock strikes at Felixstowe and Liverpool next month, together with the potential resumption of industrial

July 29, 2022
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Thursday, July 28, 2022

Xeneta Says Long-Term Container Rates May Have Peaked

Oslo-based freight benchmarking and market intelligence platform Xeneta believes long-term container shipping rates may have finally peaked, although they are

July 28, 2022
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Sunday, July 24, 2022

Australia & New Zealand  Get Slammed By Container Rates

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Long-term rates for shipping containers to New Zealand and Australia have soared in the past few years, and are now at record highs.

July 24, 2022
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Friday, July 22, 2022
A cargo ship is moored in the Port of Long Beach while cranes retrieve cargo containers from the ship

Spot Rates Tumble Amid Muted Start To Peak Season

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) Container spot rates from Asia to Europe and the US are coming under increased pressure, as the peak season appears “muted”

July 22, 2022
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Friday, June 24, 2022
containers at port of los angeles

Spot Container Freight Rates Dip Below Long-Term on Transpacific

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – Spot container freight rates on the main east-west deepsea headhaul trades continued to edge downwards this week,

June 24, 2022
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Tuesday, June 21, 2022
port of los angeles and long beach

Old Is Gold: Sky-High Cost of Ageing Ships Sounds Inflation SOS

By Joe Brock SINGAPORE, June 21 (Reuters) – Shipping companies are transforming rust buckets into gold mines in a modern-day alchemy that

June 21, 2022
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Friday, June 10, 2022

Spot Rates Set to Spike as Strikes and Congestion Hit North Europe

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Despite a softening in demand, container spot rates from Asia to North Europe could be set to spike in the coming

June 10, 2022
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Friday, April 1, 2022

Sky-High Container Freight Rates Seem Unfazed by Global Issues

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Covid lockdowns in China, war in Ukraine and the threat of hyper-inflation are a toxic mix of unpredictability for

April 1, 2022
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Friday, March 18, 2022
ningbo port congestion

Ocean Carriers Blank More Sailings as Spot Rates Fall

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Container spot rates continued their decline this week across most Chinese export routes, prompting ocean

March 18, 2022
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