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 response to the Suez Canal blockage....

March 26, 2021
Total Views: 4736

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 backhaul and secondary trades continue to head...

March 19, 2021
Total Views: 1252

Saturday, July 4, 2020
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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 an uneven global recovery from the...

July 4, 2020
Total Views: 14

Friday, May 24, 2019
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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 freight rates to both...

May 24, 2019
Total Views: 14

Monday, January 8, 2018
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News

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 remain concerned about the impact...

January 8, 2018
Total Views: 1

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 finally improving after years in the...

April 6, 2017
Total Views: 8

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 many ships...

October 20, 2016
Total Views: 0

Friday, October 14, 2016
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News

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 multi-billion dollar commodity derivatives market for freight rates...

October 14, 2016
Total Views: 2

Friday, April 15, 2016
Maritime News

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 78 percent this year, after posting another...

April 15, 2016
Total Views: 21

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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 price changes following a competition probe by...

February 16, 2016
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
sea-of-drugs-ship
News

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 Wann, global category manager, freight...

December 15, 2015
Total Views: 19

Friday, December 4, 2015
News

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 20-foot container (TEU) in the week...

December 4, 2015
Total Views: 0

Friday, November 20, 2015
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 after a market downturn led to a sharp fall...

November 20, 2015
Total Views: 2

Maritime News

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 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the...

November 20, 2015
Total Views: 18

Friday, October 23, 2015
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 would collaborate on container indices, the first foray...

October 23, 2015
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Maritime News

Maersk Line Planning Freight Rate Hike for Asia to Europe Route

  COPENHAGEN, Oct 20 (Reuters) – The world’s largest container shipping company, Maersk Line, plans to raise spot freight rates sharply on main routes from ports in Asia to ports...

October 20, 2015
Total Views: 0

Friday, September 25, 2015
Maritime News

Container Freight Rates Fall 31% on Week for Key Asia-Europe Trade Route

  COPENHAGEN, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe fell 31 percent to $313 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the...

September 25, 2015
Total Views: 0

Friday, September 11, 2015
News

Asia-Europe Container Freight Rates Fall 23% After Weeks of Gains

COPENHAGEN, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from Asia to Northern Europe fell 23 percent to $588 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ended Friday,...

September 11, 2015
Total Views: 0

Friday, August 21, 2015
maersk triple-e
Maritime News

Asia-Europe Container Freight Rates Have Fallen Off a Cliff

  COPENHAGEN, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe fell by 26.7 percent to $469 per 20-foot container (TEU) in...

August 21, 2015
Total Views: 34

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
maersk triple-e
News

Maersk Line Plans Huge Freight Rate Hike on Key Asia-Europe Route

  COPENHAGEN, Aug 18 (Reuters) – The world’s largest container shipping company, Maersk Line, plans to raise spot freight rates sharply on main routes from ports in Asia to ports...

August 18, 2015
Total Views: 0