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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

End to box shortage may be in sight

High demand and supply chain disruption during the pandemic have led to a shortage of equipment in key export markets. But indicators suggest the problem may ease soon

International Containers

Container lines set to blank fewer sailings

Less than six weeks before the usual annual shutdown of China’s manufacturing production and the slowdown of the ocean logistics systems that support it, container lines have only cut a small number of services

International Containers

Colombo container congestion crisis eases

Severe box backlogs at key South Asian transhipment port appear to be improving, following several weeks of difficulties that have led to service cancellations, cargo rollovers and disruption to supply chains

Asia Pacific Sri Lanka

Shippers and forwarders demand change to failing ocean freight market

European shipper and forwarder representatives urge carriers to review their current operational and business practices and return to ‘respecting schedule reliability and service quality, in accordance with contractual terms’

Europe Containers

DP World close to ‘business as usual’ at UK terminals

DP World says its UK container terminals ‘are operating effectively despite unprecedented inbound traffic’, saying imports have peaked

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