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04/24/2014
22 Apr 2014 Hapag-Lloyd informs about start days / sailings. Further to our earlier announcements regarding the introduction of our new 2014 G6 service structure, we would like to inform you of the start dates / sailings as follows: SE1 service: APL Hong Kong voyage 188E19 / 188W23 ETD Singapore May 8 / ETD Los Angeles June...
04/23/2014
Drewry Container Rate Benchmark, April 23, 2014. Full-size chart The Drewry benchmark rate for shipping from Hong Kong to Los Angeles declined this week after two consecutive weeks with no negative movement. The Hong Kong-to-Los Angeles rate dropped 3.3 percent or $64 per 40-foot container in the week of April 23, falling to...
04/22/2014
Cascading of larger vessels from east-west into north-south trades is nothing new. But the pace of cascading and the impact it’s having in traditionally profitable north-south markets are gaining increased attention. The trade connecting Northeast Asia-Australia is a case in point, but it’s not the only one, says Drewry. As of...
04/18/2014
Spot container freight rates measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index fell on the Asia-Europe lane this week, while the Asia-U.S. trade saw gains for the second week in a row. The SCFI for North Europe dropped 6.8 percent in the week ending April 18. Full-size image Asia-Europe rates declined by about $80...
04/18/2014
Several carriers have planned general rate increases in April and May, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue. According to Drewry, slow-steaming and layups allowed carriers to limit effective capacity growth to 22 percent since 2008, despite introduction of larger ships. Without those measures,...
04/17/2014
Shippers and carriers don’t always see eye-to-eye, but they do agree on one thing as the 2014-15 shipping season rolls out: The advent of the P3 Network and other expanding vessel-sharing alliances are turning ocean transportation on the major east-west ocean trades into a commodity. In a market where one carrier’s...
04/17/2014
Drewry Container Rate Benchmark, April 16, 2014. Full-size image The Drewry benchmark rate for shipping from Hong Kong to Los Angeles rose this week after three weeks in a row with no positive movement. The Hong Kong-to-Los Angeles rate climbed 7.0 percent or $129 per 40-foot container in the week of April 16,...
04/16/2014
The “Daily Maersk” product was supposed to solidify Maersk’s position as the leading carrier on the Asia-North Europe trade, but less than three years after its launch, Maersk has lost market share in the lane and triggered a rate war, setting the stage for a carrier showdown, Alphaliner said in...
04/16/2014
In my 42-plus years in the industry, I’ve seen many variations of what we now call alliances — joint services, slot-charter arrangements, vessel-sharing agreements, alliances and now mega-alliances — and more no doubt will follow. These arrangements have existed for years, yet many people act as though the concept is new....
04/14/2014
Shippers can expect more cargo to be “rolled” to later voyages as container lines continue to cut costs by slow-steaming and laying up vessels, Drewry Maritime Research said in its latest Container Insight Weekly. Drewry said slow-steaming and layups allowed carriers to limit effective capacity growth to 22 percent since 2008,...



 
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