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Between the Lines: Empty box flood poses new supply chain challenges

A return to normality for the global supply chain will bring huge relief to container shipping, but the next headache will be repatriating empty boxes particularly on the transpacific trade

Containers Asia Pacific

Between the Lines: Bad news for shippers in 2022

Freight rates are expected to remain at record highs, as congestion problems that plagued 2021 continue. Schedule reliability will also likely repeat last year’s dismal performance, making ‘resilience and robustness’ essential to supply chain planning

Asia Pacific Europe

Between the lines: Lower demand pressure had little impact on box carrier reliability

The latest global schedule reliability data shows carriers arriving ‘on-time’ with around one in three vessels, as the seasonal decline in volumes had little impact on port punctuality

Containers Ports and Logistics

Between the lines: North America continues to drive box boom

In this edition of Between the Lines, the focus is on North America as the primary driver of the current demand boom

North America United States

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
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