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Patrik Berglund


Posts by Patrik Berglund

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Opinion: Mega Ships Dilemma and an Economic Slowdown

By | on Feb 07, 2019 | Market Observations, Shipping rates

(IMAGE: Robyn Beck / AFP/Getty Images) Short-term container rates on the China Main ports to North Europe Main ports have seen a slight drop since the beginning of the year. However, compared to Sprin[...]

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Ocean or Air Transport: An Executive Decision

By | on Dec 12, 2018 | Ocean freight, Air freight, Supply Chain

In a dynamic freight rates and uncertain geo-political environment it pays to have an open mind with regards to transportation mode. The minds that need to be most open are those at the very top of an[...]

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Container Rate Development: 2018 Year-to-Date Trans-Pacific

By | on Oct 24, 2018 | Market Analysis, Shipping rates

  This year the US trades have been dominated by the tit-for-tat trade war with China that have contributed to a significant increase in rates, however 2018 didn’t get off to the best start. In this p[...]

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Container Rate Development: 2018 Year-to-Date Far East - NW Europe

By | on Oct 19, 2018 | Market Analysis, Shipping rates

With 2019 fast approaching, Xeneta looks back over the last 12 months to highlight key developments across the industry. We will focus on the Far East - NW Europe trade in this part-1 blog post.  

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September 2018: Container Rate Developments

By | on Sep 12, 2018 | Shipping rates, Ocean freight, Market Observations

Audio version:    For some trade corridors, September 2018 has proven to be a month of uncertainty due to tariffs causing slight frenzy from shippers and carriers taking the opportunity to jack up rat[...]

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August 2018: Container Rate Developments

By | on Aug 17, 2018 | Shipping rates, Ocean freight, Market Observations

We've naturally been tracking the latest ocean freight rate developments over the summer. There is lots to report on and with rates fluctuating (as usual) and bunker costs causing nightmares for suppl[...]

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What Really Drives Price in Ocean Freight Contracting

By | on Jul 11, 2018 | Shipping rates, Contracts

    In the complex area of supply chain management, shippers may be under the impression that each individual element within the chain determines the price set by sellers. 

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Introducing the XSI for Index-Based Contracting

By | on Jun 27, 2018 | Index-based contracting, Shipping rates, Product launch

We are happy to share that we have officially launched  our index-based contract offering,  Xeneta Shipping Index (XSI™). It is the reference point for buying and selling containerized shipments world[...]

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Should BAF be Included in the Freight Rate or be a Variable fee Updated on a Monthly, Bi-Monthly or Quarterly Basis?

By | on Apr 05, 2018 | Freight Costs, Shipping rates

This is the final part of the Xeneta 11-part FAQ series focusing on key questions related to freight rate benchmarking and procurement. 

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As E-Commerce Grows, What is the Role of the Box Carriers?

By | on Mar 23, 2018 | Market Analysis

A few weeks ago, Bloomberg published an article about Maersk being cautious based on the rise of Amazon and Alibaba (The World's Biggest Container Shipping Line Is Now Worried About Amazon and Alibaba[...]

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