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IMO 2020: Scrubbers vs. LSFO

By | on Dec 10, 2019 | IMO 2020

IMO 2020 0.5 Sulphur regulations will soon take effect, and the confusion over LSFO pricing remains a huge issue. There are some 4.5-5.0 million tons of LSFO in floating storage off Singapore, so if y[...]

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Xeneta Shipping Index (XSI) Public Report: Nov 2019 Turkey Edition

By | on Nov 28, 2019 | Public Indices, XSI, Long-term market

Welcome to the turkey edition of the November 2019 Xeneta Shipping Index public update and commentary on the long-term ocean freight market. Why would we release the report on the holiest of American [...]

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Nov 2019 Xeneta Product Updates in Less Time Than a Coffee Break

By | on Nov 21, 2019 | Product update

Xeneta product, development and rate management teams have been working tirelessly to bring new features and additional value to our customers. 

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Imbalanced Supply & Demand: Are Alliances Obsolete?

By | on Nov 06, 2019 | Shipping Alliances

With old-fashioned shipping terms such as ‘conference’ or ‘non-conference’ long consigned to a dustbin that contains full sets of paper Ocean Bills of Lading, one wonders if alliances are as helpful t[...]

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Big Data, Big Promises, Big Solutions

By | on Nov 05, 2019 |

Big data, AI and the promises of other new technology-enabled possibilities are being talked about all the time. For many of us in the supply chain, logistics and transportation industry, it is hard t[...]

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Rate Management at Xeneta

By | on Oct 31, 2019 |

Freight shipping is the backbone for much of the world's commerce. With hundreds of ports across the world, the amount of possible shipping routes is staggering — and the amount of paperwork associate[...]

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Estimated Rates

By | on Oct 31, 2019 |

At Xeneta, we strive to deliver meaningful data for every port in the world. We are proud of the unmatched freight rate coverage we provide in the industry and, as of 2019, we have coverage for over 1[...]

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Xeneta Shipping Index (XSI) Public Report: Oct-19 Update

By | on Oct 31, 2019 | Public Indices, XSI, Long-term market

The October 2019 Xeneta Shipping Index public update and commentary on the long-term market is now available. Here is a snippet of how that market has moved so far in September 2019 on the main trade [...]

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Socio-Economic Storms Blowing on the Box Industry

By | on Oct 21, 2019 | Shipping rates, Market Observations, Brexit, trade war

We’ve been charting and recording global box rates for some seven years now, and have certainly seen how the many components of supply and demand affect the rates on not only the powerhouse lanes of A[...]

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Five Highlights from the Xeneta Copenhagen Summit 2019

By | on Oct 18, 2019 | Company, Freight Industry, Events

We are back at our desks, re-energized from a fantastic 2-day event at this year's Xeneta Global Summit in Copenhagen. It was great to connect, learn and share with the full Xeneta ecosystem – shipper[...]

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