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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
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New U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Imports Could Spike Supply Chain Costs

U.S. President Joe Biden has announced new tariffs on Chinese imports, a move that could further disrupt global supply chains and increase costs. These

1 hour ago
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Thursday, May 2, 2024
Aerial top view of a containership at port. Stock Photo: Shutterstock/Avigator Fortuner

Uncertainty Looms Over Long-Term Container Freight Rates

Ocean carriers are walking a tightrope between risk and reward in new long-term contract negotiations, as uncertainty in the Red Sea continues to cast a shadow

May 2, 2024
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Friday, March 15, 2024
File photo shows Mexico's Port of Lazaro Cardenas from the bridge of a containership at berth

Soaring Container Imports from China to Mexico Sparks Speculation of a ‘Backdoor’ into U.S.

A staggering 60% year-on-year increase in container shipping imports from China into Mexico in January 2024 is triggering suspicions of Mexico turning into a

March 15, 2024
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Friday, March 1, 2024
A containership at the Port of Long Beach

Shippers, Carriers Navigate Soaring Rates Heading Into Contract Negotiations

Long-term container freight rates are soaring as many U.S. shippers begin negotiations over new long term contracts at the Journal of Commerce’s TPM24

March 1, 2024
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Tuesday, January 30, 2024
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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
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Tuesday, January 23, 2024
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Xeneta Sees Freight Rates Rising Further Amid Red Sea Crisis

Shipping rates are expected to continue their upward trend in early February due to the ongoing crisis in the Red Sea, according Xeneta’s freight rate

January 23, 2024
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Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Consumers to Bear the Brunt of Red Sea Crisis as Shipping Rates Soar

In the wake of missile attacks on merchant ships in the Red Sea, global consumers are set to face the repercussions as supply chains descend into chaos.

December 19, 2023
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Friday, December 15, 2023
Armed men stand on the beach as the Galaxy Leader commercial ship, seized by Yemen's Houthis last month, is anchored off the coast of al-Salif, Yemen, December 5, 2023. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Houthi Attacks on Shipping Could Spark Supply Chain Crisis

Industry analysts warn that the recent missile and drone attacks by Houthi militia on merchant ships passing through the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden could have

December 15, 2023
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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

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, October 13, 2023
Stock photo of a ONE containership at berth

ONE Named Most Carbon-Efficient Carrier by Xeneta

By Charlie Bartlett (The Loadstar) – Ocean Network Express (ONE) has been named by Xeneta as the most carbon-efficient carrier this year – and

October 13, 2023
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Friday, September 15, 2023
Containership docking Port of Long Beach

Carriers Pull Capacity to Boost Floundering Spot Rates

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Container spot indices are showing a sea of red ink this week, with short-term freight rates down on all the major

September 15, 2023
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Tuesday, August 1, 2023

No Respite for Ocean Carriers as Long-Term Freight Rates Fall to Two-Year Low, Xeneta Says

Global long-term freight rates have fallen to a two-year low, with little respite on the horizon for carriers as new capacity hits the water, according to

August 1, 2023
Total Views: 1450

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
File photo of a containership in port

Container Shipping Industry Faces Unprecedented Slump in Long-Term Rates

The container shipping industry experienced a significant downturn in global long-term freight rates during the month of May, as the contracted cost of

May 31, 2023
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Friday, March 17, 2023
Aerial top view of a containership at port. Stock Photo: Shutterstock/Avigator Fortuner

Is Container Shipping’s Rate Erosion Over?

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The ‘jury is out’ on whether container spot rates have bottomed-out, but on the key transpacific and Asia to Europe

March 17, 2023
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Friday, October 21, 2022
Aerial top view of a containership at port. Stock Photo: Shutterstock/Avigator Fortuner

Export Markets ‘Destabilized’ as Carriers ‘Undersell’ Capacity

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Ocean carriers are endeavouring to top up their ships from China with heavily discounted spot cargo as their contracted

October 21, 2022
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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
Total Views: 3127

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
shipping containers

Xeneta: Higher Long-Term Container Rates Will Help Carriers to Huge Profits in 2022

The container market may be softening, but long-term freight rates are still through the roof. A new report released Wednesday by ocean freight benchmarking

August 31, 2022
Total Views: 1106

Thursday, July 28, 2022
Aerial top view of a ship at sea

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
Total Views: 1276


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