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Are Low Shipping Prices Coming To An End?

Today you are paying very low prices for the cargo which you ship. However what is happening to cause these low prices may be coming to an end. So what is the cause of the low prices? The basic point is that you are paying very low prices to ship your products  because there are […]

Freight Forwarders: Industry Review & Strategies for Growth

                    With this years FIATA 2016 World Congress taking place in my home city of Dublin in October, I felt that writing an article on the Freight Industry would be appropriate. The major market challenges which freight forwarders face are becoming even more daunting as customers now […]

Asia Shipping News – Prices to remain volatile after Alliance is blocked

Today the Chinese Ministry of Commerce has officially blocked the plans of an alliance between some of the major shipping lines.  citing the potentially negative impact such a partnership would have on other carriers The Shipping lines Maersk, MSC & CMA had been planning an Alliance to begin in the later part of 2014. The […]

China Shipping January 2014 News

The Carriers are again looking to increase rates by introducing Peak Season or General Rate increases in the region of $250 – $500 / TEU As usual carriers are not committing to final figures but plan to introduce from between the 8th – 11th January to coincide with the Chinese New Year rush. A lot […]

September 2013 China Shipping News update

Update 10 September 2013 The ‘Golden Week’ is approaching fast and following the shipping carriers largely failed attempts to push through a general rates increase in September they are now looking towards the shut down and expected surge in demand as an opportunity to get an increase in rates through this approach Hapag-Lloyd has taken […]