China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

China says almost all of its major industrial companies have resumed production and that its ports are again running at near-full capacity after a two-month Coronavirus-linked shutdown. The huge build-up of containers at China’s docks has created a major ocean freight imbalance, with a shortage of cargo in US and European ports and a shortfall in boxes needed by Western exporters to ship products to other parts of the world.

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Freight Rates News December 2015

Freightos

First up, no surprises, China slowdown and depressed commodity prices, then the lifting of sanctions on Iran. OUR TAKE A tonic for the (following) Carriers & Cargo section. CARRIER & CARGO: CHOPPY SEAS AHEAD FOR CARRIERS. Cutting capacity hasn’t worked. Freight Rates News. Freight and logistics trends that rate in the news. DECEMBER 2015. We summarize key monthly trends in six sections. Prefer to find news yourself?

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This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 1, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Ports See Costly Delays as Cargo Ships, Volumes Grow (WSJ – sub. US Navy to accompany US-flagged ships in Persian Gulf after Iran seizes vessel (Fox News). Load planners can maximize capacity based on the number of stops, loading type and item type — leading to more profitable, more executable loads. As I wrote in my post, the next port crisis is in the works, and it’s being caused not by labor disputes, but by capacity and productivity constraints.

10 Controversial Freight Predictions for 2016

Freightos

Iran’s sanction removal, agreement on the Pacific Trade Deal ). Cutting capacity hasn’t worked. Rumors are flying of an Amazon air cargo operation. 10 Controversial Freight Predictions For 2016. There’s been several great predictions for logistics in 2016. We’re taking another approach, and are sharing some predictions that go against the grain.

Alliances, Carriers and Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

With container ships jumping from 5,000 TEU Panamax to 23,000 TEU Mega jumbos, carriers need huge amounts of cargo to fill these ships – and that’s only possible with cooperative vessel-sharing agreements. However returning to profitability remains unlikely as HMM noted in its gloomy 2019 outlook: “Uncertainty over the cargo volumes in 2019 will continue due to the concerns of a global economic slowdown, Brexit, and the US-China trade conflict. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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10 Controversial Freight Predictions for 2016

Freightos

Iran’s sanction removal, agreement on the Pacific Trade Deal ). Cutting capacity hasn’t worked. Rumors are flying of an Amazon air cargo operation. 10 Controversial Freight Predictions For 2016. There’s been several great predictions for logistics in 2016. We’re taking another approach, and are sharing some predictions that go against the grain.