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Freight News December 2020

International Freight update

International Freight update International Freight News –  (9 Dec 2o20) – The shortage of containers in Asia, limiting their ability to load exports, and the continuation of port congestion across Northern Europe has had a profound impact on sea freight services, with a number of shipping lines suspending all freight bookings until, at the earliest, […]

Qingdao Port to close in June 2018

Qingdao Port is expected to close from 2nd of June until the 15th of June. This is to facilitate the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will be hosted during that time in the city of Qingdao and around the Qingdao Port Area. SCO is a Eurasian economic, political and security organisation headquartered in […]

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 […]

International Traders face turmoil in Global Sea Freight

Hanjin is the world’s seventh-largest container shipper filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday 31/08/16.  It accounted for up to 8% of the trans Pacific volume for the US Market. This sudden news has left products travelling to and from Asia in total state of limbo. Hanjin’s ships were refused entry to ports whilst those docked at […]

Shipping News – Changes in Shipping Documentation Requirements

  From 1st of July 2016 the will be a major change to the requirements (SOLAS Requirements) regarding the shipping of containers. This will affect all senders who ship their products using containers. All senders must include a declaration of the verified gross weight of the container with their shipping documents. This may cause senders […]

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 […]

Shipping News Update on 2014 China New Year Shipping

Update 16th January 2014 Shipping from China is now suffering huge Space issues. It has become very scarce. MSC / Maersk / OOCL are all struggling to cope with demand in a very busy time The carriers have announced plans to cut their sailings in Week 6 and Week 7 from China. It is thought […]

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 […]