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Shipping and logistics news, thoughts and knowledge on the changing container freight and supply chain industry.

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Introducing Xeneta Reports

By | on Feb 25, 2020 | Product update

Getting you the answers at the right time to drive continuous improvement. The logistics industry is complex and trying to think strategically about the supply chain given global events and their affe[...]

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What's the Effect of Coronavirus on Air Cargo?

By | on Feb 14, 2020 | Shipping rates, Coronavirus

The Coronavirus is going full force with the Washington Post reporting 14,840 new cases in a day along with 242 additional deaths. Reports of the problems in both air and ocean cargo shipments are now[...]

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The Coronavirus & Box Rates

By | on Feb 04, 2020 | Market Observations, Chinese Market

On January 30, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus “a public health emergency of international concern”, but did not recommend any trade or tourism restrictions. Tourism restriction[...]

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Xeneta Shipping Index (XSI) Public Report: January 2020

By | on Jan 30, 2020 | IMO 2020, Public Indices, XSI, Long-term market

Welcome to the first Xeneta Shipping Index Public Indices report of 2020. The year of of the rat is in full swing. With much anticipation entering the new year riding the new fuel regulation hype from[...]

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[INFOGRAPHIC] 16 Questions That Keep Supply Chain Managers Up at Night

By | on Jan 27, 2020 | Supply Chain

With so many things currently happening on the container shipping front, we bet supply chain and logistics managers are having a hard time focusing. There are are certainly many questions that keep su[...]

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Product Update: New in Geohierarchy Structure

By | on Jan 23, 2020 | Product update

  Xeneta locations are collected in regions, which are themselves collected in broader regions. We refer to this organization of regions as the geo-hierarchy. The geo-hierarchy consists of multiple re[...]

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Product Update: New Terminal Handling Charge Feature Release

By | on Jan 23, 2020 | Product update

The world of terminal handling charges (THC) can be complex. Many shippers have their own methodologies that make it quite difficult to provide one common solution to the market.

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How to Lower Your Ocean Freight Costs

By | on Jan 17, 2020 | Shipping rates


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[INFOGRAPHIC] Top 10 Tips: How to Negotiate with Your Carriers

By | on Jan 16, 2020 | Infographic

We want to provide key learnings on what you should know when negotiating your ocean freight rates with carriers. If you are currently in negotiations or just finishing up the negotiations, make sure [...]

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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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