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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

More than likely problems will come April 1st, the first business day after Britain drops out of the EU in a somewhat self-inflicted hard-landing. With only 9 days remaining until March 29th, and clue[...]

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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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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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Case Study: How Nestlé Champions Real-Time Container Rate Data Intelligence

By | on Oct 02, 2018 | Supply Chain, Shipping rates, Company, Ocean freight

The FMCG sector moves at a rapid pace, ensuring large quantities of goods are available at the touch of a button. Our customers in this market tend to have one thing in common: they rely heavily on a [...]

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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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