Disciplined capacity management and price increases are strengthening the Asia-Europe spot market, lifting rates on both westbound and eastbound routes well above last year’s levels.
05 Jun 2020
Europe’s rail freight industry is hoping to hold on to improvements made in reliability on a passenger-free network even as the easing of lockdowns bring back traveler movements that are afforded priority over cargo.
02 Jun 2020
Forward cargo bookings stabilize, but weak demand continues to hold back the reinstatement of withdrawn carrier capacity.
12 May 2020
Europe’s hub ports prepare for a sharp decline in second quarter volume as capacity and demand shocks rattle the container supply chain.
27 Apr 2020
Containers shipped from China after factories reopened in March have now arrived at European ports, but there is little volume that will follow, at least for the next three months.
10 Mar 2020
Blank sailings by carriers, widespread surcharges, and a battle to find empty boxes are going to hit European shippers in the pocket.
23 Jan 2020
A strike by French dockworkers this week is causing severe disruption to carrier schedules as port calls to Le Havre and Marseilles-Fos are cut.
09 Jan 2020
The first of the global container carrier alliances has announced its 2020 schedule, with the other two groupings due to reveal their networks soon.
06 Jan 2020
The impact of steadily rising low-sulfur fuel prices on carriers is being partly offset by a strong increase in the Asia-Europe spot market, but the traditional slack season is just a couple of weeks away.
13 Dec 2019
A confluence of supply and demand factors has given the Asia–Med rate a strong boost ahead of Chinese New Year.
28 May 2019
A tight talent supply, persistent vessel oversupply, and a “procurement mindset” will continue to challenge the project cargo market, according to speakers at the Breakbulk Europe conference in Bremen.
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