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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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[Get Webinar] How to get the Latest Market Trends in Ocean Freight

By | on Jul 26, 2018 | Shipping rates, Index-based contracting, Data driven, Ocean freight, Market Analysis

In our July quarterly webinar, Michael Braun (Director, Value Engineering and Head of Advisory Services at Xeneta) reviewed four of the biggest ocean trade lanes worldwide. He presented current market[...]

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[Get Webinar] April'18 | Ocean Freight Shipping Rates at a Glance

By | on Apr 30, 2018 | Benchmarking, Shipping rates, Ocean freight, Procurement, Data driven, Market Analysis, freight forwading

In our latest quarterly webinar, we've reviewed the ocean freight rates for the past quarter. We analyzed the main trade lanes:Asia-Europe (import and export), Trans-Atlantic, Trans-Pacific. Due to th[...]

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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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FAK Developments Suggest Further Value From Long-Term Contracts

By | on Mar 22, 2018 | Market Analysis, Shipping rates

With the annual 2018 TPM conference in Long Beach having been and gone, Xeneta looks back at rate developments on the Far East - USWC trade and anticipates what it could mean for the coming months.

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What About Ocean Carrier’s Financial Stability - Will my Shipment be Delayed or Diverted?

By | on Mar 13, 2018 | Market Analysis

   This is part 10 of the Xeneta 11-part FAQ series focusing on key questions related to freight rate benchmarking and procurement. 

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How Chinese New Year 2018 Affected Container Rates (Historical Comparison)

By | on Mar 08, 2018 | Chinese Market, Market Analysis

With the year of the Dog in full swing, Xeneta looks back at Chinese New Year and how rates may develop in the coming months.

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When is the Best Time to Negotiate Ocean Freight Rates?

By | on Jan 19, 2018 | Ocean freight, Market Analysis, Procurement, Benchmarking

Pressed for time? Listen to the audio version of this article below: We are happy to announce the Xeneta 11-part FAQ series focusing on key questions related to freight rate benchmarking and procureme[...]

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Mega-Ships: Is Bigger Always Better?

By | on Aug 15, 2017 | Container Capacity, Market Analysis

Mega Ship. This term was coined around 2013 with the advent of Triple E series of ships of Maersk line capable of carrying 18,340 TEUs.

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