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Rail strikes add to German post-flood intermodal disruptions

Industrial action has been prolonging disruptions to intermodal services to and from Germany that have been operating with reduced capacity since last month’s exceptional floods in parts of Europe

Europe Germany

Peak season demand pushes Asia-US to new highs

As fears grow of further coronavirus outbreaks leading to lockdowns in China, analysts believe there may be further short-term rate rises. Transpacific freight rates are now topping $20,000 per feu

Asia Pacific China

Ocean rate hikes threaten price inflation

Shippers of low-value cargo can often find the cost of freight is higher than the value of the goods transported. If freight rates do not moderate, prices will likely rise

Europe United Kingdom

Demurrage and detention charges double in a year

Average fees at the leading 20 container ports are up 104% compared with a year ago as carriers press to keep containers moving. Shippers at Long Beach are facing average fees of $2,638 two weeks after discharge, compared with just $132 at Busan

International Containers

Samskip expands Amsterdam-Ireland shortsea capacity

More customers seek to avoid the post-Brexit ‘hassles of UK distribution’. Shortsea service avoids having to use land bridge to Europe

Europe Ireland

Asia–Europe ocean freight contract rates start 2021 with record rise

Long-term Asia–Europe ocean freight contract rates are off to a flying start. Congestion is reducing already strained capacity

Asia Pacific Europe
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