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Digital forwarders not seen as threat to established businesses

DHL says new entrants are not significantly disrupting forwarding markets and are ‘highly unlikely’ to wipe out all traditional players

International Containers

New ocean freight digital players 'over-hyped'

Virtual forwarders and e-commerce firms offering only ‘fragmented’ and ‘piecemeal’ services, says analyst Alphaliner

Europe Containers

US box imports remain buoyant

Inbound container volumes continuing at ‘unusually’ high levels after setting new volume records in July and August

North America United States

Falling behind in ordering ultra large boxships could hinder The Alliance's competitiveness, says Alphaliner

One line estimates the cost advantage of a 20,000 teu vessel over older 14,000 teu ships could be as large as $500 per teu

International Containers

Lines battle to keep ocean freight rates buoyant

Little sign of pre-Golden Week spike in demand as lines prepare for a difficult Q4, but analysts believe a rates war for market share is unlikely on major trades

Europe Asia Pacific

Intra-Asia box rates war predicted

Regional agreement to raise rates in the coming months could fall flat due to excess capacity, Drewry says

Asia Pacific Containers
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