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  • Carriers eye huge savings by giving Suez a miss and going the long way round

    Carriers eye huge savings by giving Suez a miss and going the long way round

    With shippers seeking longer transit times during coronavirus lockdowns, The Loadstar understands that carriers are considering routing some Asia-North Europe headhaul voyages via the Cape of Good...

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  • XPO Logistics puts employee safety first during Covid-19

    XPO Logistics puts employee safety first during Covid-19

    Takes extensive measures to protect global workforce in moving critical medical supplies, protective gear, food and beverages, and household staples   GREENWICH, Conn. — April 6, 2020 — XPO...

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  • Forwarders switch focus from costly air and ocean to overland Asia-Europe

    Forwarders switch focus from costly air and ocean to overland Asia-Europe

    Substantial price and capacity volatility in air freight and blanked sea freight sailings have pushed attention toward overland routes between Asia and Europe. InstaFreight, a road specialist, is...

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  • Carriers cancel low-sulphur surcharges as fuel prices drop – along with demand

    Carriers cancel low-sulphur surcharges as fuel prices drop – along with demand

    Container spot rates from Asia to Europe remained stable this week and, having withdrawn around a third of headhaul capacity for April, carriers will hope they have done enough to match the...

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  • SA: FedEx straps in to ride out pandemic

    SA: FedEx straps in to ride out pandemic

    SEEKING ALPHA reports: FedEx (FDX -2.6%) discloses that it drew down $1.5bn from its credit facilities and still has $1.86bn untapped. While demand in Asia has picked up a bit for the company,...

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  • Asia-Europe airfreight traffic could be permanently lost to rail or sea

    Asia-Europe airfreight traffic could be permanently lost to rail or sea

    Major supply chains out of Asia could see a sustained modal shift in the aftermath of global coronavirus lockdowns, as supply and demand in the air fright sector continues to fluctuate wildly. Jan...

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  • 2019 a better year for container lines as rates rose and fuel prices fell

    2019 a better year for container lines as rates rose and fuel prices fell

    Some good news: the ebit margins of ocean carriers improved in 2019, according to an Alphaliner survey, with just two out of the top 10 lines that publish their results recording negative...

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  • Air cargo price rises may be levelling out amid fears of a drop in demand

    Air cargo price rises may be levelling out amid fears of a drop in demand

    Airfreight prices out of Shanghai are continuing to surge, Freight Investor Services (FIS) and the TAC Index have revealed. Last week’s air freight rates on routes to the US from China rose 12.6%,...

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  • Shippers lean on tech, but maintain human element

    Shippers lean on tech, but maintain human element

    [caption caption="As shippers embrace technology, they are attempting to balance what tasks a computer can do in the supply chain and what is best left for humans. Photo credit:...

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  • Alert to logistics and shipping as digital detectives unmask new cyber attack

    Alert to logistics and shipping as digital detectives unmask new cyber attack

    Research shows hackers are targeting transport and shipping companies with a new trojan malware campaign. The news comes as the logistics sector is undergoing a digital transformation,...

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  • Customers must play their part to create greener supply chains

    Customers must play their part to create greener supply chains

    Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in the logistics sector will only succeed if customers play their part. Following an announcement this week by Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) of...

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  • EU mulls tariffs on US exports to hit back at Trump threat

    EU mulls tariffs on US exports to hit back at Trump threat

    The trade war is escalating again. The EU is considering putting tariffs on more than $4bn of US exports, following President Trump’s threat to impose duty on $7bn of EU products, following the EU...

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  • Ernst Schulze takes over at DP World UK as Chris Lewis retires

    Ernst Schulze takes over at DP World UK as Chris Lewis retires

    Ernst Schulze (pictured above) has taken the reins of DP World in the UK  as its new chief executive, succeeding Chris Lewis (below), who is retiring after a 36-year career in the ports...

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  • Amazon driving toward an all-electric future

    Amazon driving toward an all-electric future

    The sheer scale of Amazon’s order of 100,000 electric delivery trucks from electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian – in which the etailer has a stake – has the potential to transform cities, argues...

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  • JOC Top 25 Asia-US import NVO rankings 2019

    JOC Top 25 Asia-US import NVO rankings 2019

    [caption caption="NVOs accounted for 43.7 percent (3.45 million TEU) of the approximately 7.9 million total TEU in US imports from Asia in the first half of 2019. Photo credit: Sky...

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  • JOC Top 25 US import NVO rankings first half 2019

    JOC Top 25 US import NVO rankings first half 2019

    [caption caption="NVOs accounted for 43.7 percent (4.6 million TEU) of the approximately 10.7 million total TEU in US imports from Asia in the first half of 2019. Photo credit: Sky...

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  • Zero-emission vessels ‘must be on deepsea trades by 2030’

    Zero-emission vessels ‘must be on deepsea trades by 2030’

    Major container shipping players have pledged to have commercially viable zero-emission vessels operating on deepsea trades by 2030 The promise was made on Monday during the UN Climate Action...

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  • On the wires: Is Kuehne + Nagel taking a leaf out of the DSV playbook?

    On the wires: Is Kuehne + Nagel taking a leaf out of the DSV playbook?

    “By launching its Net Zero Carbon programme, Kuehne + Nagel actively contributes to the reduction of CO2 in transport and logistics worldwide. In addition to the continuous reduction of its own...

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  • Market Insight: Copenhagen burns cash as APMM ‘wants the top forwarders out’

    Market Insight: Copenhagen burns cash as APMM ‘wants the top forwarders out’

    “Bottoms in the investment world don’t end with four-year lows; they end with 10- or 15-year lows.” – Jim Rogers. If you have good memory you must recall that in July I wondered whether shrinking...

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  • Contract market keeps wheels on US trucking

    Contract market keeps wheels on US trucking

    [caption caption="Truckers dependent on the spot market are “hurting,” but contract carriers are faring better, ATA’s chief economist said. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]WASHINGTON —...

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