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Between the lines: Carriers ride record rates’ wave

SeaIntelligence sheds light on carriers’ recent upturn in profitability off the back of volume gains and sharp increases in average global freight rates. The analysts also look at the impact of high freight rates on low-value cargo shippers

International Containers

Between the Lines: The Ever Given aftermath

SeaIntelligence’s regular Lloyd’s List column assesses the ongoing impact of the Suez Canal blockage and when carriers are likely to get a grip of the situation; it also looks at whether vessel size has an bearing on schedule reliability — a point raised following the Ever Given grounding

Europe International

Between the Lines: Boom or bust — carriers hard-pressed to ignore rate rewards

Carriers’ pricing behaviour shows prioritisation of short-term profitability over customer relationships, a move that while questionable would have seen them otherwise forego the largest price boom in recent history

Europe Asia Pacific

Between the lines: Carriers reap rewards of extended peak season

With freight rates soaring on nearly all trades and ships sailing fuller than ever amid exceptionally strong demand, the major container shipping lines enjoyed a strong third quarter

Asia Pacific Europe

Between the Lines: Carriers ramp up transpacific capacity despite Golden Week

Carriers serving the transpacific trade have pulled the plug on planned blanked sailings amid a demand surge and encouragement from China, as they in turn look to curb rate increases. With capacity reductions down, questions remain how long volumes will stay resilient against the backdrop of a pandemic-induced recession

Containers Ports and Logistics

Between the lines: Carriers up third-quarter capacity in anticipation of volume recovery

In its latest analysis, Sea-Intelligence highlights how carriers are gearing up for a bounce back in container traffic in the third quarter of the year. Liner services on the key east-west trades are returning to near-full quotas, with blank sailings limited to a minimum. As it stands, capacity in the third quarter of 2020 will far outweigh last year

Europe Asia Pacific
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