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How to Survive Ocean Freight RFP Season

By | on Jan 15, 2020 | Supply Chain, Logistics, Negotiation

It's that time of year again when many companies, are entering the ocean freight rate negotiation season. With the current market dynamics, changing global trade policies and new bunker fuel regulatio[...]

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4 Tips to Overcome Ocean Shipping Procurement Challenges

By | on Jan 14, 2020 | Procurement

Procurement of ocean shipping services is the activity of sourcing and procuring not only the best ocean freight rates, but also the best shipping services amongst the various carriers available in th[...]

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Survey Results: Are You Ready for IMO 2020?

By | on Jan 06, 2020 | IMO 2020

Happy 2020! The results of our IMO 2020 Survey we ran a few of weeks ago via our social media channels are received and tabulated. Thanks to all in the shipping community who took the time to answer t[...]

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Xeneta Shipping Index (XSI) Public Report: Dec 2019 Xmas Edition

By | on Dec 23, 2019 | IMO 2020, Public Indices, XSI, Long-term market

Welcome to the Christmas edition of the December 2019 Xeneta Shipping Index public update and commentary on the long-term ocean freight market. Just in time for Christmas dinner, alas, we bring you th[...]

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IMO 2020 Freight Rate Effects So Far

By | on Dec 20, 2019 | IMO 2020

As a Customer Success Manager at Xeneta, every day I am asked about the latest and greatest in regards to IMO 2020. Along with my Customer Success colleagues and the Rate Management team, we are heari[...]

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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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