Archive: Supply chain

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 26th, July, 2023

Asia freight market update; July 2023

A subdued peak season, followed by a lengthy slack period, will prompt further rate erosion from Asia to Europe, while rising imports have been driving trans-Pacific spot rates up and…

By Paul Kelly in Uncategorized Posted: 13th, July, 2023

Leading shipping lines announce Asia-Europe price hike

With no significant peak season in evidence and despite record-breaking deliveries of new container ships, the three biggest carriers have announced General Rate Increases (GRIs) effective from the 1st August.…

By Paul Kelly in Blog Posted: 13th, July, 2023

Supply chain resilience in ‘normal’ times

The pandemic accelerated transformation in supply chain operations, as businesses finally understood how critical resilience is and where business leaders once viewed the supply chain as an opportunity to drive…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 18th, June, 2023

China and Western supply chains are interlocked

The countries with which China has the closest economic relationships are Western, including America, South Korea, Singapore, Japan and Germany and China’s export industries remain highly dependent on Western demand.…

By Paul Kelly in Blog Posted: 14th, June, 2023

Smart supply chains and business growth

Effective supply chains are essential to support business operation and growth, and the supply chain’s resilience and efficiency will ultimately make or break a business. Good supply chain management -…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 9th, February, 2023

FMC uphold demurrage complaints

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has received more than 200 complaints since the US Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA) was enacted in June 2022, with over 30% being…

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…

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