International Freight Shipping

International Freight Shipping

News & Analysis

15 Sep 2014
Bunker prices have fallen to their lowest level in over a year after a three month slide, and oversupply may keep fuel costs for container lines relatively low throughout the end of the year.
15 Sep 2014
Mediterranean Shipping Co. today unveiled surcharges of up to $165 per 20-foot container on North European and North American routes that will be subject to new low-sulfur limits in 2015.
The acquisition of Pacer International earlier this year tapped several trends driving growth at XPO
13 Sep 2014
Fast-growing third-party logistics companies are tuning into and tapping broad trends driving logistics growth in the U.S. and globally, including increased cross-border trade and the expansion of intermodal rail. Here are seven trends picked by XPO Logistics CEO Bradley S. Jacobs.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for Sept. 12
12 Sep 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in September and October...
11 Sep 2014
Shippers and carriers are confident they will overcome the problems that plague their industry such as port congestion, equipment shortages and complexity in logistics...
10 Sep 2014
Looming global requirements for low-sulfur fuel are prodding ocean carriers to consider liquefied natural gas to power container ships on long-haul international routes as well as regional feeder services.
Ships
10 Sep 2014
Container lines in coming years will continue to order larger ships and switch membership in vessel-sharing alliances in a desperate game of survival...
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for Sept. 5
05 Sep 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in September and October, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
Garments on hangers in container
05 Sep 2014
A long-term shift from air to ocean freight by shippers looking to cut transport costs and willing to tolerate longer transit times may be slowing, according to recent comments from transportation executives.
04 Sep 2014
Container volumes from Asia to its key export destinations were up in July, anchored by growth to both Europe and North America.