Imports of household products from Asia increased just 0.6 percent through August because of US-China trade war. But with China’s dominant role in that sector and number two Vietnam at capacity, there will be no significant shift in sourcing away from China.
The latest news, trends, analysis and pricing of the trans-Atlantic container trade lane.
08 Oct 2019
Carriers who enjoyed a strong first half of 2019 on the trans-Atlantic trade will have to temper their expectations for the fourth quarter following the WTO approval of US tariffs on a range of European imports.
24 Jul 2019
The 2M Alliance is holding off on blanking sailings while rival alliances slash capacity through July and August in a bid to shore up slumping rates.
01 May 2019
Post-consolidation, US container trade has been dominated by the largest ocean carriers and alliances, but smaller, independent lines continue to find a market in the trans-Pacific.
03 Apr 2019
Dustin Braden, shipper engageme
07 Jan 2019
Increasing use of the available capacity in both directions and the impact of service shifts in 2018 could mean shippers find it more difficult to find carrier space for containers this year.
14 Nov 2018
Rising operating costs that are siphoning off profitability will see carriers having a much greater hold on capacity going into what is looking like a volatile 2019.
27 Jul 2018
Although trade tensions between the United States and the European Union and their impact have been muted so far in 2018, trade stakeholders know that could change dramatically and quickly.
20 Jul 2018
Could a looming trade war shake up one of the most stable global shipping lanes?
09 Jul 2018
However, far from being an omen of declining demand, headhaul rates from Europe to the United States have strengthened as peak season gets under way.
25 May 2018
However, freight forwarders and shippers said they did not expect the disappearance of two carrier’s trans-Atlantic services to have much impact on capacity on the United States-Northern Europe route.
26 Feb 2018
Shippers sending goods between Europe and the United States should track the goods carefully and be ready to cope with delays, after a year of decreasing carrier schedule reliability on the trans-Atlantic routes.
29 Jan 2018
A new schedule outlined by Mediterranean Shipping Co. will substantially cut the time needed to send cargo from Europe to the US East Coast.