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Patrik Berglund

CEO

Posts by Patrik Berglund

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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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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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US-China Trade War Keeps Feeding Box Ship Business Uncertainty

By | on Aug 22, 2019 | trade war

Remember the days when a shipper called his salesman, ordered-up a number of containers, and they shipped quietly from Point A to Point B without fanfare, hysteria, and having to check one’s twitter f[...]

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Brexit: Hard Landing for Boxships

By | on Mar 20, 2019 | Shipping rates, Brexit

So much is going on with Brexit, that it's hard to keep all the facts and the voting straight. Prudent business executives on both sides of the Channel are planning for a hard landing. Let’s take a st[...]

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Opinion: Mega Ships Dilemma and an Economic Slowdown

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

(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 | Supply Chain, Ocean freight, Air freight

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 | Shipping rates, Market Analysis

  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 | Shipping rates, Market Analysis

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, Market Observations, Ocean freight

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, Market Observations, Ocean freight

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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