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Friday, December 1, 2023
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Shipping

Failure of Rate Increases Points to Tough Times Ahead for Ocean Carriers

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Notwithstanding three attempts at GRIs (general rate increases) in 45 days, Asia-North Europe container spot rates have

December 1, 2023
Total Views: 1001

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
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Shipping

Forecast Warns Link Between Container Traffic and Global Economic Growth Could Decline in Recovery

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – As economies continue to rebound, global container trade is expected to grow by 5.8% this year, according

May 19, 2021
Total Views: 2918

Monday, May 17, 2021
ONE Container ship
Shipping

Return of Blanked Asia-Europe Sailings as Carriers Bid to Get Back on Schedule

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – The spectre of blank sailings may be about to return to haunt shippers and forwarders on the Asia-Europe trades, as

May 17, 2021
Total Views: 1643

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
container port
Shipping

Carriers Announce Asia-Europe Blankings for Chinese New Year

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Ocean carriers are to cancel several headhaul sailings to North Europe around the Chinese New Year holiday next month.

January 26, 2021
Total Views: 2062

Monday, January 18, 2021
OOCL Profits are Surfing the Wave of Soaring Rates and Demand
Shipping

OOCL Profits are Surfing the Wave of Soaring Rates and Demand

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – A very strong fourth-quarter 2020 operational update from OOCL is an indicator of the rich vein of

January 18, 2021
Total Views: 1885

Friday, January 15, 2021
Return of Bunker Surcharges Possible as Low Sulphur Fuel Spread Widens
Shipping

Return of Bunker Surcharges Possible as Low Sulphur Fuel Spread Widens

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – As oil prices head north again, ocean carriers are preparing to ramp up low-sulphur fuel surcharges to add to

January 15, 2021
Total Views: 3226

Monday, January 11, 2021
one apus
Shipping

ONE Apus Cargo Unloading Expected to Take Several More Weeks

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – Surveyors contracted to inspect the damaged cargo and containers on the ONE Apus say discharging

January 11, 2021
Total Views: 16257

Friday, January 8, 2021
container terminal at port
Shipping

Boxship Space in Asia Now Going, Going, Gone – to the Highest Bidder

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Major forwarders are engaged in fierce bidding wars in China, in order to secure equipment and space to North Europe.

January 8, 2021
Total Views: 3543

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
European Shippers Claim Carriers are Breaching Contracts to Demand Higher Rates
Ports

European Shippers Claim Carriers are Breaching Contracts to Demand Higher Rates

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) As Asia-Europe container spot rates continue to skyrocket, shippers and freight forwarders are accusing carriers of breaching

January 6, 2021
Total Views: 2500

Monday, January 4, 2021
No Happy New Year for Shippers as Rates Stay Sky High
Shipping

No Happy New Year for Shippers as Rates Stay Sky High

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The final Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) for 2020, published on 31 December, recorded a staggering 190%

January 4, 2021
Total Views: 3789

Friday, November 27, 2020
port of los angeles
Shipping

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Cracks Down on Ocean Carrier Alliances

By Alex Lennane (The Loadstar) – The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has tightened the screws on the three major ocean carrier alliances,

November 27, 2020
Total Views: 2457

Monday, November 16, 2020
container port
Maritime News

Carriers Accused of ‘Using Pandemic to Boost Profits’ as Asia-Europe Rates Explode

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Container freight rates from Asia to Europe are going through the roof, mirroring the trend on the transpacific, with

November 16, 2020
Total Views: 1423

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
containerships
Ports

UK Container Port Congestion Is Unprecedented

by Mike Wackett (TheLoadstar) Container shipments from Asia to the UK continue to be subject to “unprecedented” delays and significant additional costs.

November 11, 2020
Total Views: 2587

Monday, November 9, 2020
container port
Interesting

Danaos a Big Winner as Containership Charter Rates Soar

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – With freight rates soaring, ocean carriers are prepared to pay more than double previous daily hire rates for chartered

November 9, 2020
Total Views: 664

Thursday, November 5, 2020
shipping container
Maritime News

Shippers Face Record Rates and Surcharge Surge

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – With shippers facing skyrocketing container freight rates and premium fees across main and secondary trades, ocean

November 5, 2020
Total Views: 223

Sunday, October 4, 2020
cma cgm container ship
Maritime News

CMA-CGM Struggles To Restore Systems After Cyber Attack

By Gavin van Marle (TheLoadstar) As CMA CGM’s IT engineers continue, for the fifth day, to try to restore its systems following a cyber-attack at the

October 4, 2020
Total Views: 162

Monday, September 21, 2020
Eleonora Maersk Los Angeles Record
Maritime News

2M Restores Transpacific Capacity

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – The 2M is the latest container shipping alliance to return more capacity to the transpacific trades. 2M partners

September 21, 2020
Total Views: 59

Thursday, September 17, 2020
U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Watching Ocean Carriers for Competition Violations
Maritime News

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Watching Ocean Carriers for Competition Violations

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – US ocean regulator the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has fired a warning shot across the bows of container

September 17, 2020
Total Views: 80

Thursday, August 27, 2020
containership
Maritime News

Carriers Scramble to Charter Larger Containerships at ‘Whatever it Takes’ Prices

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) Ocean carriers are scrambling to charter larger containerships to take advantage of skyrocketing freight rates caused by a spike

August 27, 2020
Total Views: 122

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Short Sea Shipping In Germany
Maritime News

Container Costs Risk Spiraling Out Of Control

By Sam Whelan (TheLoadstar) Container shipping costs and service levels are at risk of spiralling out of control, according to Drewry. As well as a massive

August 19, 2020
Total Views: 136
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