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Thursday, May 13, 2021
Containership Time-Charters Break New Records
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Containership Time-Charters Break New Records

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Four-year-plus charter deals are becoming the norm as shipowners ratchet up the pressure on liner companies. As their

May 13, 2021
Total Views: 3136

Friday, May 7, 2021
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Shipping

Shippers Compete for Space as Container Freight Rates Continue Rise

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Shippers from Asia to Europe saw a further spike in container spot rates this week, particularly for Mediterranean

May 7, 2021
Total Views: 6199

Thursday, May 6, 2021
shipping container
Shipping

Shippers Brace for Two More Years of Freight Rate Pain

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Shippers must brace themselves for at least two more years of elevated freight rates and tight supply, according to

May 6, 2021
Total Views: 4393

Friday, April 30, 2021
shipping container
Shipping

Freight Rate ‘Contagion’ Could Bring a Two-year ‘Profit Bonanza’ for Ocean Carriers

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Shippers are bracing for a further broadside of rate increases in June across multiple trades, as ocean carriers beef

April 30, 2021
Total Views: 4816

Friday, April 23, 2021
Container Lines Firmly in Control as Market Stays Red Hot
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Container Lines Firmly in Control as Market Stays Red Hot

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Container freight indices are on the rise again, but even at their highly elevated levels they mask the true cost of

April 23, 2021
Total Views: 10629

Friday, March 26, 2021
container ship at sea
Shipping

Shipping Lines Considering Cape Surcharge for Ships Re-Routed Around Africa

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Container spot rates from Asia to Europe look set to surge again, as carriers are obliged to blank sailings in

March 26, 2021
Total Views: 4938

Friday, March 19, 2021
port of rotterdam
Shipping

Carriers ‘Cherry-Picking’ as Rates Continue to Head North

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Container spot rates from Asia may have eased slightly from their record highs, post-Chinese new year, but rates for

March 19, 2021
Total Views: 1312

Saturday, July 4, 2020
container ship terminal
Maritime News

Wild Swings in Freight Rates the New Normal Amid Uneven Recovery

By Ann Koh (Bloomberg) –Sharp swings in container freight rates are likely to continue this quarter as shipping companies struggle to gauge demand amid

July 4, 2020
Total Views: 55

Friday, May 24, 2019
hyundai containership
Maritime News

Carriers Blank More Sailings as Transpacific Box Rates Continue to Slide

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – A blanked sailing from the 2M+HMM grouping on the transpacific this week failed to halt the further erosion of

May 24, 2019
Total Views: 34

Monday, January 8, 2018
rickmers maritime
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Healthier New Year for Container Charter Market, But Owner Concerns Remain

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The containership charter market has entered 2018 in a much healthier state than it was a year ago, but shipowners

January 8, 2018
Total Views: 9

Thursday, April 6, 2017
shipping containers stacked
Maritime News

DHL Says Ocean Freight Rates Have Reached Turning Point

DUESSELDORF, Germany, April 6 (Reuters) – Demand for ocean and air freight has been better than expected this year, with increasing volumes and rates

April 6, 2017
Total Views: 30

Thursday, October 20, 2016
capesize bulk carrier
Maritime News

Capesize Rates to Fall as Too Much Tonnage Stalks Market

By Keith Wallis SINGAPORE, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Freight rates for large capesize dry cargo ships on key Asian routes will continue to fall next week as too

October 20, 2016
Total Views: 4

Friday, October 14, 2016
bow of a dry bulk carrier at anchor
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Freight Futures Market Avoids Tougher EU Information Disclosures

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – The European Union’s securities markets regulator has dropped proposals to make participants in the

October 14, 2016
Total Views: 14

Friday, April 15, 2016
Container Shipping Faces Tough 2016 as Rates Plummet 78% This Tear
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Container Shipping Faces Tough 2016 as Rates Plummet 78% This Tear

By Ole Mikkelsen COPENHAGEN, April 15 (Reuters) – Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe have plummeted

April 15, 2016
Total Views: 144

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Maersk to Change Freight Rate Announcements After EU Probe
Maritime News

Maersk to Change Freight Rate Announcements After EU Probe

COPENHAGEN, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, said on Tuesday it would change the way it publishes

February 16, 2016
Total Views: 18

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
sea-of-drugs-ship
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AstraZeneca – Drug Shipments Shift From Air To Ocean

By Martin Roebuck (TheLoadstar) AstraZeneca has said it will be using ocean freight for 70% of its international shipments within the next 12-18 months. Julian

December 15, 2015
Total Views: 102

Friday, December 4, 2015
Freight Rates Fall 50 Percent on Key Asia-N. Europe Route -Source
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Freight Rates Fall 50 Percent on Key Asia-N. Europe Route -Source

COPENHAGEN, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe dropped 50.4 percent to $275 per

December 4, 2015
Total Views: 4

Friday, November 20, 2015
Freight Rates Hit CMA CGM
Maritime News

Freight Rates Hit CMA CGM

PARIS, Nov 20 (Reuters) – France’s CMA CGM, the world’s third-largest container shipping firm, said freight rates should recover next year

November 20, 2015
Total Views: 13

Asia-Europe Container Freight Rates Drops 28 Percent
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Asia-Europe Container Freight Rates Drops 28 Percent

COPENHAGEN, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe plunged by 27.9 percent to $295

November 20, 2015
Total Views: 73

Friday, October 23, 2015
Baltic and China’s Ningbo Exchanges Launch Container Indices Link
Maritime News

Baltic and China’s Ningbo Exchanges Launch Container Indices Link

  By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) – London’s Baltic Exchange and Chinese state-owned Ningbo Shipping Exchange said on Friday they

October 23, 2015
Total Views: 56
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