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The development of new air freight surcharge system

The development of new air freight surcharge system It is well known that current airline surcharge system is causing difficulties for airlines, freight forwarders and, most importantly, shippers. Under the current system overall freight rates fluctuate according to changes in oil prices, causing instability for shippers and interfering with their long term planning. [...]

September 9th, 2015|

Asia-Europe freight rates continue to fall

Asia-Europe freight rates continue to fall Following up on our recent post about sea freight rates fluctuations, the quoted predictions from SeaIntel proved to be correct. The supply-demand imbalance continues and cutting capacity does not help to avoid rate erosion. The latest Shanghai Containerised Freight Index shows that only during the last week [...]

August 25th, 2015|

Freight industry recovering from Tianjin port disruptions

Freight industry recovering from Tianjin port disruptions Tianjin is one of the most important cities of China. Its port is the 10th biggest in the world. The Wednesday explosions caused major destruction of port’s facilities, including parts of logistics park and container storage area. Significant efforts have been made to resume ports’ operations [...]

August 19th, 2015|

Asia-Europe sea freight rates fluctuations

Asia-Europe sea freight rates fluctuations Euro volatility continues to affect the supply-demand imbalance in the container shipping industry. Even though according to the latest Shanghai Containerised Freight Index rates to Northern Europe are at their highest since the end of January, while container prices to the Mediterranean reached their highest since the beginning of [...]

August 11th, 2015|

Shipping emissions in ports

Shipping emissions in ports The opening of the expanded Suez canal is undoubtedly the most important topic of this week’s logistics news. At the same time several other ports are set for redevelopment and expansion, for instance Brazil’s Port of Açu, used primarily for crude oil and gas transportation. The costs of expansion [...]

August 10th, 2015|

Freight forwarders remain positive despite the slowdown of China’s economy

Freight forwarders remain positive despite the slowdown of China’s economy IMF in its latest World Economic Outlook report did not change its prediction on China’s GDP growth, keeping it at 6.8% rate for this year and 6.3% in 2016. Following this report analysts have cut down their growth forecast for 2015: Drewry’s latest research showed [...]

August 6th, 2015|

Lift of Iran nuclear sanctions shifts regional shipping routes

Lift of Iran nuclear sanctions shifts regional shipping routes Container shipping lines are developing new routes and securing deals with the regional ports and railways following the agreement to remove some of the nuclear sanctions against Iran.According to The Deputy Managing Director of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) for Port Affairs and [...]

July 24th, 2015|

Panama canal expansion: Managing profits and supply chain

Panama canal expansion: Managing profits and supply chain The decision on widening of Panama Canal was preceded by several years of research on economic feasibility, environmental and technical aspects. Now the project is approaching its completion and progress to date is estimated at 89.9%. It is estimated that the expansion of the Canal [...]

July 13th, 2015|

Effects of Greek crisis on regional supply chain

Effects of Greek crisis on regional supply chain While Europe and the rest of the world contemplates what the next steps are for Greece following the NO vote, companies in the logistics industry are considering the impact to the overall supply chain. “Business as usual” is no longer valid, banks are temporarily shutting [...]

July 7th, 2015|

Delays in Eurotunnel freight services

Delays in Eurotunnel freight services Eurotunnel has suspended its truck shuttle services because of the protest of Maritime Nord Union against the transfer of Eurotunnel’s MyFerryLink vessels to DFDS. MyFerryLink advises to make alternative arrangements and as there are no indications when the services will be resumed and backlog cleared. Port of Calais [...]

July 6th, 2015|