Archive: Supply chain

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 20th, December, 2022

Asia freight market update; December

Our final Asia freight market report of the year includes the latest news from China, as the country finally relaxes COVID control measures and provides multi-modal situation updates and insights,…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 14th, November, 2022

Asia market update; November

Our latest freight market report provides multi-modal situation updates and insights, together with carrier updates, that will provide you with critical insights for the weeks ahead. (more…)

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 27th, October, 2022

Bank predicts more blanked sailings

“We think they [the container shipping lines] need to do much more, and rather quickly, to stabilise freight rates ahead of upcoming contract negotiations for the Asia-Europe route, which typically…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 12th, October, 2022

Rates soften despite disruption at European ports

Market analysts are surprised that freight rates from Asia to Europe have fallen so far in the third quarter (Q3) despite the fact that schedule reliability is only 30% and…

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: 26th, May, 2022

Shanghai reopening

The city is resuming outdoor activities in stages, with some public transport and other services already resuming, with the aim of lifting lockdown by the 1st June. Beijing has been…

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: 10th, February, 2022

Storm disrupts US shipping

A significant winter storm hit the central US and East Coast last week adding further disruption to supply chains already struggling with labour shortages, delays moving imports inland and a…

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: 21st, October, 2021

Passenger cargo capacity very welcome

Prior to the pandemic, the belly-hold in passenger aircraft provided 50% of global air freight capacity and the return of air travel will ease congestion and rate pressure, as more…

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