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Reduced demand a mixed blessing for shippers
The slowdown in container shipping has been marked by lower freight rates and better reliability. But it comes at the cost of uncertainty over future demand, making forecasting difficult
Europe’s strikes threaten supply chain delays
Germany and France have both seen workers down tools. Shipping schedules remain unaffected but hinterland networks are at risk of delays
Biden urged to intervene in stalled west coast labour talks
The US National Retail Federation is leading a group of trade associations urging the White House to offer mediation. It wants a guarantee parties will continue to negotiate and an end to work interruptions
Box terminal sector less affected by container slowdown
Terminal volumes are set to reduce as demand falls back. But there are still reasons to be optimistic about the outlook for the box handling sector
APM Terminals to partner on new Vietnam facility
Hateco Haiphong International Container Terminal expects to have two berths open by 2025. Development will allow for deepsea vessel calls on main lane trades
What is ‘book and claim’ and how can it help shipping’s decarbonisation?
Concept allows shipowners or charterers to pay for alternative fuels without having to physically refuel at ports with available supply
Weak demand sees boxes pile up in Europe
Carriers built up their equipment fleets to meet shortages during the pandemic. But as demand falls, empties are piling up in Europe’s yards and terminals
China Merchants to offload controlling stake in Ningbo terminal
The tender will give a chance for Ningbo-Zhoushan Port Co to gain the control over the facility and better consolidate its terminal resources
Sanctioned Russian ship circumvents Bangladesh port denial with STS transfer
Russian state-owned general cargoship was initially blocked from entering Bangladesh’s ports because of US sanctions
DFDS to decarbonise ferries in deal with Channel ports
‘The commitment by DFDS and our partner ports is an important step toward decarbonising cross-Channel transportation,’ says chief executive
Global trade set for slow growth after fourth-quarter downturn
Unctad expects growth to be ‘stagnant’ in first quarter. Outlook for second half of the year is more positive
Shippers face conundrum over container freight contracts
Shippers face tough decisions over whether to lock in contract rates that are higher than spot rates. But holding off could lead to higher prices later in the year if carrier capacity management take effect
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