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29 Dec 2017
Spot rates in the major east-west trades ended 2017 on a high note.
22 Dec 2017
Eastbound trans-Pacific spot rates are also down substantially from 2016, but there is a qualification. Those 2016 spot rates were boosted by the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy.
19 Dec 2017
SM Line is hoping to partner with its larger Korean rival HMM as the carrier plans to launch a new trans-Pacific service.
18 Dec 2017
The impact of mega-ships and consolidation will see the alliances needing to revise their network offerings in 2018, creating new uncertainty for shippers already concerned at potentially large numbers of canceled sailings.
15 Dec 2017
The pre-Lunar New Year push so far this year has been erratic.
13 Dec 2017
Trans-Pacific rate volatility is likely to continue through 2018, as carriers add capacity and the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement loses another member.
08 Dec 2017
Rates from China to the United States fell this week with ample capacity on the trade and demand starting to weaken.
01 Dec 2017
The coming month will tell whether carriers can keep capacity discipline beyond the surge ahead of Chinese factory closures.
28 Nov 2017
Independent container lines increased their combined market share as well as their total volume of imports in the third quarter.
24 Nov 2017
The post peak-season slump has continued for trans-Pacific spot rates, while Asia-Europe market prices flattened out this week.
17 Nov 2017
Spot rates from Asia to the West Coast this week fell at a clip nearly twice as fast as rates to the East Coast.
10 Nov 2017
Spot rates last week experienced what was probably their last hurrah of peak season 2017.
10 Nov 2017
East and Gulf Coast ports through October grew their import volumes at more than double the pace of West Coast ports.
06 Nov 2017
The willingness of container carriers to sell capacity to resellers who openly distribute rates to the market is fueling rate volatility.
06 Nov 2017
Analysts continue to highlight the lack of canceled sailings that will leave carriers facing increasingly severe overcapacity as new vessels sail into service and undermine their contract negotiating position.
03 Nov 2017
Rate increases across the east-west trades in early November could only give container transport prices an incremental bump upwards.
27 Oct 2017
Spot rates from Asia to the US East and West coasts increased for the first time in two months.
20 Oct 2017
With the peak-shipping season drawing to a close, spot rates on US imports from Asia basically flatlined.
13 Oct 2017
The post-Golden Week slow demand season and surplus capacity has pulled down rates across the east-west trades.
29 Sep 2017
Drop in spot rate this week indicates carriers' ability to raise rates this peak season is coming to an end.
22 Sep 2017
Deployment of extra-loader vessels contribute to slight drop in spot rates this week in eastbound Pacific
15 Sep 2017
Spot rates in eastbound trans-Pacific turn higher in harbinger of busy month ahead.
11 Sep 2017
Carriers in eastbound Pacific appear poised to raise rates before Golden Week.
08 Sep 2017
Cargo volumes are building, but peak-season cargo rolling and rate hikes are still a couple of weeks away.
05 Sep 2017
Matson has added a port call to its expedited China-Long Beach Express service.
04 Sep 2017
Containerized exports are tied closely to agricultural commodities.
04 Sep 2017
It has been a remarkable ride for South Korean start-up carrier SM Line, which is about to enter the Top 20 that after just six months of operations.
01 Sep 2017
The declines during the heart of the peak season occurred as several carriers pushed rate increases.
30 Aug 2017
Some importers this peak season admit they have been lured into a sense of complacency.
30 Aug 2017
An early peak season is expected in the air cargo sector.
29 Aug 2017
Carriers have announced blanked sailings in the weeks that cover China's October holidays with demand expected to fall off.
25 Aug 2017
Industry analysts predict that growing peak-season volumes will catch up with capacity in the short-term.
24 Aug 2017
Finding slot space has become trickier in recent weeks.
18 Aug 2017
At least three carriers have pre-filed general rate increases.
11 Aug 2017
Announcements this week from West Coast ports revealed some unusually strong import numbers.
10 Aug 2017
CMA CGM has scheduled additional sailings on its routes between Asia and the US Gulf and South Atlantic coasts.