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Ocean or Air Transport: An Executive Decision

By | on Dec 12, 2018 | Ocean freight, Air freight, Supply Chain

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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Learn How to Get Ready for Ocean Freight RFP Season

By | on Dec 05, 2018 | Supply Chain, Logistics

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 regulation[...]

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Xeneta Launches Public Indices for Long-Term Contract Market

By | on Nov 28, 2018 | XSI, Public Indices, Long-term market

We are thrilled to launch our XSI™ (Xeneta Shipping Index) Public Indices of long-term contracts pulled from our database of over 85MN rates.   

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Get Reliable Container Rates Information on Global Trade Lanes

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

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, IMO 2020, Market Observations

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 | 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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Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

By | on Oct 10, 2018 | Supply Chain

Change is inevitable in modern supply chain management, and risk management is essential to success.

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

By | on Oct 02, 2018 | Shipping rates, Supply Chain, 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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BICEPS Network Helps the Future of Ocean Freight

By | on Sep 14, 2018 |

An economic atmosphere of high competition among ocean carriers, in context with sizzling trade tensions between the U.S. and China means that industry players need to be on their game more than ever.

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