Freight Rate News November 2015

Freightos

Wouldn’t it be amazing if someone could cut through the hype and summarize the key freight and logistics trends every month? Short Term Medium Term Special Feature Carriers & Cargo Innovation Freightos focus November 2015 freight and logistics trends that rate. China’s slowing economy is generally bad news for the freight industry. The underlying trends in freight industry are often interconnected, as this (paywalled) article on West Coast ports’ prospects shows.

This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Our guinea pig Cow died this morning. What do you do with a deceased guinea pig? TBSx3 Launches Consortium With Freight Industry Giants to Fight Trade in Fake Goods with Blockchain (BlockchainNews). Shipping with Amazon. Here are some more details from the article: Dubbed “Shipping with Amazon,” or SWA, the new service will entail the tech giant picking up packages from businesses and shipping them to consumers, according to people familiar with the matter.

“Too Big to Fail”: 10 Things you Need to Know About El Niño

Elementum

This should keep prices low and shipping lanes open. Copper, however, is set to slow in availability as Papua New Guinea’s extreme droughts have already closed mines. Typhoons can disrupt air and ship travel in Southeast Asia. This could be a record-setting year for typhoons, meaning heavy disruptions of air and sea freight. El Niño is officially set to wreak havoc around the world—starting now.

Commerical Air Cancellations Quarantine Ebola Supplies

Supply Chain @ MIT

The personal protective equipment (PPE) – shipped by our team of doctors and logisticians in Boston [1] – is destined for the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Liberia, which will then distribute supplies to locations at the front lines of the health crisis such as JFK Memorial Hospital in Monrovia. UPS collected the pallets on August 18 for Air Freight Consolidated service. Flights to Guinea are continuing, with passengers screened for symptoms.

The need to know

EFT

Container ships sent to Tripoli to keep Lebanon supply lines running. Leading container lines are diverting ships to Lebanon’s smaller terminal of Tripoli after the devastating explosion at Beirut’s port that killed 145 people also paralysed vital trade.