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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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PUMA Partners with Xeneta and TenderEasy to Bring Increased Efficiency, Speed and Accuracy to Tender Process and Beyond

By | on Sep 16, 2019 | Supply Chain, Logistics, Shipping rates, Company, Ocean freight, Air freight

The logistics team at global sports brand PUMA wanted to move beyond its typical role as a cost-cutter and shift to a more strategic role within the organization. But when you regularly ship more than[...]

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Trade War: Box Rates Hysteria or Actual Harm?

By | on May 29, 2019 | Shipping rates, trade war

In the past two weeks, the trade war drama has been entertaining, sad, entertaining again and then just plain face-palming. We've been watching closely and monitoring our rates to report in the effect[...]

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Opinion | What Makes Freight Rates Rise and Fall?

By | on May 22, 2019 | Shipping rates

We learned long ago in science class that nothing stays the same, but clearly science never met ocean freight rates. But while evolutionary changes take millions of years, ocean freight rates seem to [...]

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Container Rates Alert: Asia-Europe Low Demand Leads to Maersk Rate Drop

By | on May 13, 2019 | Shipping rates

Amid peak season lead up, Maersk has announced that a drop in spot FAK rates can be expected on May 16th. As demand is expected to increase for the rest of 2019, Maersk sees the decrease in rates only[...]

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Case Study: How Electrolux reacts in real time to shifting market conditions

By | on Apr 09, 2019 | Supply Chain, Shipping rates, Company, Ocean freight

How do you know your business is paying what it should be for air and ocean freight? It’s a question nearly every global company asks, but the answer is sometimes elusive. At least, that’s what applia[...]

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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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Get Reliable Container Rates Information on Global Trade Lanes

By | on Nov 12, 2018 | Shipping rates, Procurement, Ocean freight, Data driven, tendering rounds

Last month, Michael Braun, VP, Customer Solutions at Xeneta reviewed the past quarter's ocean freight rates in a live webinar. He analyzed the main trade routes Asia - Europe (in/out), Trans-Pacific a[...]

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IMO 2020 Regulation: Fuel Transparency Key for the Industry

By | on Nov 05, 2018 | Shipping rates, Market Observations, IMO 2020

IMO 2020 is a current hot topic in our industry and one that affects all stakeholders in one way or the other. Last month, we had the pleasure to welcome Neil Dekker, Shipping Consultant, as a speaker[...]

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