German carrier Hapag-Lloyd saw its volume fall slightly through the peak season, but managed to get rates to move up despite the weak shipping environment.
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Yang Ming has managed to cut its losses in the first nine months of the year, but is still some way off delivering a profitable result.
A worsening political situation and escalating protests have forced the cancelation of an important airline gathering in Hong Kong.
Evergreen saw its profits slashed in the third quarter, barely managing to stay in the black despite an improvement in revenue.
The spot rate on Asia-North Europe has risen for three consecutive weeks, with expectations that demand could begin to improve later in November as cargo moves ahead of an early Chinese New Year.
The shortage of slots for all-cargo flights cost Amsterdam Schiphol airport heavily in the first nine months of the year.
As expected, greater clarity is emerging around the low-sulfur surcharge and how it will apply to shippers in cost-per-container terms as carriers get ready to queue up at the pumps.
Carriers that do not have a significant number of their vessels equipped with scrubbers could be at a cost disadvantage as shipping prepares to comply with the IMO 2020 sulfur cap.
The rail freight transit times from China to Europe are shortening as forwarders adjust service routes to avoid bottlenecks at major train transfer hubs.
CMA CGM has put a price to its low-sulfur surcharge per container moving on the North Europe-Asia trade.
The trans-Pacific spot market has begun to rebound as aggressive capacity management and early shipping ahead of looming US tariffs have pushed rates higher.