Archive: USA

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 26th, March, 2024

Container ship in catastrophic Baltimore bridge collision

This morning at 05:30 GMT, the containership “Dali” collided with the mile-long Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, with a significant section of the bridge collapsing into the Patapsco River…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 15th, February, 2024

US sea freight spot rates from Asia tracking Europe

Two weeks after sea freight spot rates from Asia to Europe started to peak, when the scramble for capacity ahead of Lunar new Year subsided, it seems that the US…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 1st, February, 2024

Cape diversions are the new normal (for now)

The Houthi attacks on commercial shipping began in December 2023 and show no sign of ending, with the major container shipping lines scheduling the 3,500 mile diversion around the Cape of Good Hope…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 30th, November, 2023

Asia to US East/West Coast rate disparity falls

Historically East Coast sea freight rates from Asia have always been significantly higher than West Coast rates, because much smaller traffic volumes were routed to the East Coast, but recent…

By Paul Kelly in Blog Posted: 19th, September, 2023

U.S. Customs brokerage with a personal touch

Global Forwarding keep importers and exporters compliant and free of regulatory penalties, processing declarations through customs and associated border agencies at global origins and destinations, with dedicated brokerage teams in…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 31st, August, 2023

Sea freight capacity cuts ex Asia to USA and Europe

With less than four weeks before China’s national Golden Week holiday (1st-7th October) following which the traditional slack season begins, the container shipping lines are ramping-up their trans-Pacific and North…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 23rd, August, 2023

Trans-Atlantic opportunities but you need to act now

After three years, the container shipping lines’ trans-Atlantic feeding frenzy is over and with  rates now well below pre-pandemic levels, this is the time for shippers to take advantage -…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 21st, August, 2023

Panama Canal risk rising

While ongoing vessel and draft restrictions on the Panama Canal have not impacted shippers yet, we are monitoring the increasing queue of container ships waiting to transit the canal closely,…

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

75% of ILWU Canada membership ratify deal

With union members voting to accept a contract tentatively reached in Western Canada and the port of Halifax, Montreal is the last major container port to agree a new labor…

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

Mixed performance on sea freight lanes

Last week’s spot rate data saw trans-Pacific rates into the US West and East Coasts increase for the 3rd consecutive week, while rates from Asia into North Europe flatlined, Asia…

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