Middle East

22 Apr 2014
Air cargo’s positive start to the year has buoyed spirits in an industry anxious to find profitability amid weak yields and an excess of capacity.
07 Feb 2014
The global air cargo market faces a challenging year after growing just 1.4 percent in 2013, according to the International Air Transport Association.
Somalia coastline near Mogadishu.
30 Jan 2014
CMA CGM has announced the launch of a new direct service from the Middle East to Somalia.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup
27 Jan 2014
Major container lines hope to increase rates in multiple trade lanes in February, March and April, although any hikes achieved may be temporary.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup
10 Jan 2014
Major container lines hope to implement rate increases in a variety of trades in January and February, despite signs that any hikes achieved may be fleeting.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup
31 Dec 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in January and February.
American Airlines Cargo
20 Dec 2013
The International Air Transport Association has forecast that international freight volumes will jump 17 percent over the next five years.
U.S. containerized imports through November 2013. Source: PIERS, the Data Division of JOC Group Inc.
19 Dec 2013
U.S. containerized import volume fell 9.2 percent month-to-month in November, according to advance figures from PIERS, a JOC sister company. Imports totaled 1.45 million 20-foot-equivalent units in November. Volume remained flat year-over-year, following seven consecutive months of increases.
U.S. containerized exports through October 2013.
17 Dec 2013
U.S. containerized exports jumped 9.1 percent year-over-year in October, to 1,070,902 20-foot-equivalent units, according to preliminary figures from PIERS, the Data Division of JOC Group. October containerized exports also rose 11.4 percent from September.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup
16 Dec 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in December and January.
U.N. Ro-Ro
05 Dec 2013
U.S. private equity group KKR is seeking a buyer for its majority stake in U.N. Ro-Ro, the Turkish roll-on, roll-off shipping line it acquired in 2007.

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