Airfreight rates out of China rise as new Covid restrictions impact airports

2021-08-15T21:29:32-04:00August 15th, 2021|Logistics Expertise|

Airfreight rates out of China rise as new Covid restrictions impact airports Original article written by Sam Whelan, at The Loadstar  Airfreight rates ex-China are soaring after Covid cases prompted the closure of [...]

Forwarder angst as carriers switch vessels onto the best-paying tradelanes

2021-08-15T21:27:10-04:00August 15th, 2021|Logistics Expertise|

Forwarder angst as carriers switch vessels onto the best-paying tradelanes Original article written by Mike Wackett, at The Loadstar  Ocean carriers continue to shift tonnage from intra-Asia and north-south trades to more lucrative [...]

US company sues ‘collusive’ ocean carriers, alleging price manipulation

2021-08-15T21:24:25-04:00August 15th, 2021|Logistics Expertise|

US company sues ‘collusive’ ocean carriers, alleging price manipulation Household furnishings manufacturer accuses COSCO, MSC of backing out of contract to take advantage of soaring trans-Pacific spot market rates Original article written [...]

Schedule Reliability at Low Level with No Improvement Forecast

2021-08-15T21:21:11-04:00August 15th, 2021|Logistics Expertise|

Schedule Reliability at Low Level with No Improvement Forecast Original article written by The Maritime Executive, at The Maritime Executive  Schedule reliability in the container shipping industry has fallen dramatically in 2021 in [...]

Ocean freight shippers urged to be ‘realistic’ on rates in unprecedented market

2021-07-19T20:48:28-04:00July 19th, 2021|Logistics Expertise|

Ocean freight shippers urged to be ‘realistic’ on rates in unprecedented market Cargo owners warned they may need to renegotiate upwards any ‘too good to be true’ contract prices in the current inflated [...]

Freight markets remain strained across ocean, air and rail

2021-07-19T20:46:37-04:00July 19th, 2021|Logistics Expertise|

Freight markets remain strained across ocean, air and rail Shippers moving cargo on the main intercontinental lanes face continuing challenges across all transport modes, with high prices, limited capacity and significant congestion points, [...]

Retail Cargo Sees Double-Digit Increases Over 2020 Even with Disruptions

2021-07-19T20:29:26-04:00July 19th, 2021|Logistics Expertise|

Retail Cargo Sees Double-Digit Increases Over 2020 Even with Disruptions However, supply chains are still challenged to keep shelves stocked as port congestion and other disruptions continue Original article written by MH&L [...]