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Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for July 18
18 Jul 2014
Multiple carriers have announced general rate increases on several trade routes to take effect in August.
The spot rate from New York to Rotterdam sat at $1,307 this week, down 19.7 percent year-over-year.
17 Jul 2014
Spot rates from Shanghai to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, eroded this week, losing 35 percent of the gains it garnered in the last two weeks.
Top 40 container lines in U.S. import trade in the first quarter of 2014
17 Jul 2014
First-quarter 2014 numbers are in for the U.S. containerized ocean trade, with year-over-year results essentially flat.
16 Jul 2014
The U.S.-Asia ocean container trade increased 2.7 percent to 20 million 20-foot-equivalent units in the 12 months ending March 2014 compared with the prior 12-month period, according to data from PIERS, the data division of JOC Group.
The price per metric ton for high-sulfur bunker fuel fell 4.2 percent this week, while low-sulfur spot prices per metric ton increased 1.3 percent.
14 Jul 2014
Spot prices for high- and low-sulfur bunker fuel have declined steeply for the past several weeks on the heels of political unrest in the Middle East.
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13 Jul 2014
The top 10 companies among JOC’s Top 100 exporters were responsible for exporting 1,454,700 TEUs in 2013.
Containerized exports from the United States fell 0.7 percent year-over-year in May.
11 Jul 2014
Containerized exports from the United States slid in May, the third year-over-year decline in five months.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for July 11
11 Jul 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in several trade routes to take effect Aug. 1...
10 Jul 2014
With West Coast longshore contract negotiations still underway, U.S. retailers expect to bring in record levels of merchandise this month to protect against supply chain disruptions, pushing up container import projections for the first half of the year.
09 Jul 2014
The Panama Canal Authority, which earlier this year dismissed the possibility of an alternate canal through Nicaragua, had a more cautious reaction this week following the Nicaraguan government’s approval of plans by a Hong Kong-based company for the proposed $40 billion canal.