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Ocean freight rates firm ahead of Chinese New Year

Ships close to full on major east-west trades ahead of January 15 GRIs, but excess vessel supply will come to bear in March, say analysts

Asia Pacific Europe

New boxship orders ‘will keep a lid on freight rates’

Future deliveries leave little room to address fundamental ocean overcapacity, forcing lines to seek out cost savings, says BIMCO

BIMCO CMA CGM

Asia-Europe backhaul should prepare for challenges

Perfect storm that hit the trade in 2017 unlikely to be repeated, but shippers should still prepare for difficulties such as rates volatility

Asia Pacific Europe

Carriers target transpacific rate gains ahead of contracting season

However, Asia-US spot rates could see further losses before benefiting from a pre-Chinese New Year volume surge

Asia Pacific North America

SeaIntel warns of Ocean Alliance upheaval in 2018

Huge deliveries of  mega boxships will prompt alliance carriers to make ‘drastic’ changes to networks, says SeaIntel

International Containers

US box import growth to slow next year

Full-year inbound container volumes set to be 6.4% higher in 2017 but pace set to drop next year, says NRF

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