Archive: Sea Freight

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 4th, August, 2022

Felixstowe port strike threat

While negotiations continue today between employers and dockworkers at the UK’s biggest container port, expectations are not high and we are preparing contingency plans to deal with the threat of…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 22nd, June, 2022

ILWU negotiations continue with no threat of strike

In a move to reassure shippers, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has confirmed that, even though they do not expect to reach a deal before the current labour…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 8th, June, 2022

Asia market update; May

With the Shanghai lockdown finally lifting after two months, it is great to see our Hecny colleagues returning to the office and while the local situation is already much improved,…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 16th, February, 2022

Asia market update

Ahead of Asia's Lunar New Year holidays, the market for ocean and rail was particularly congested, with high demand and rates. With factories across China reopening this week, after the…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 16th, December, 2021

Freight market report

As supply chains continue to battle with insufficient capacity, surging rates and overwhelmed transport systems, we asked our colleagues in seven key markets to share their insights on operations, demand,…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 22nd, September, 2021

Forwarders hid extent of HGV driver crisis

The HGV driver crisis has been growing for two decades and despite the best efforts of the freight forwarding community and its effective transport management, the situation has been undermined…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 25th, August, 2021

Ningbo closure contributes to global vessel congestion

Two weeks since Ningbo container terminals closed after a worker tested positive for COVID-19 and port congestion has spread across China and Asia, while easing in Europe. The lessening of…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 15th, July, 2021

Sea freight market update

Demand for imports from Asia and the Indian subcontinent (ISC) continues to outstrip shipping line capacity and there are no signs that volumes will soften, maintaining pressure on global supply…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 25th, May, 2021

Yantian Port impose COVID restrictions

Restrictions at Yantian port have been announced, following a coronavirus outbreak in the port area last week, with areas suspended from operation, while they undergo intensive cleaning and disinfection. We…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 4th, December, 2020

Federal Maritime Commission monitors Asia shipping alliances

The Maritime Commission, the US body responsible for the regulation of ocean carriers and intermediaries, is intensifying its monitoring of shipping alliance activity on the trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic trades. The…

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Global freight update

20th, August, 2020

Some areas of global trade continue to experience extreme congestion, while other areas are operating…

Disruption and now surcharges at Felixstowe

25th, September, 2020

With ongoing disruption continuing at Felixstowe, Maersk and OOCL have warned customers of delays, some…

Demand driving up Trans-Pacific rates

11th, August, 2020

Capacity constraints are being exacerbated by demand surges and equipment shortages  driving container freight rates up to…