Monthly archives: May, 2017

Asia-Europe contract shippers asked to pay more, with premiums for priority

Asia-Europe contract shippers asked to pay more, with premiums for priority

© Terrance Emerson Container spot rates from Asia to Europe and the US ticked down a few percentage points this week, after the previous week’s big gains. However, with another wave of rate increases announced for mid-May from Asia to Europe, including new FAK rates from Maersk, MSC and CMA-CGM, it is expected that shippers…



Shippers squeezing margins 'pushed carriers toward bigger ships and alliances'

Shippers squeezing margins ‘pushed carriers toward bigger ships and alliances’

Container shipping lines yesterday shrugged off accusations that bigger ships and alliances would lead to less choice and less supply chain resilience, and argued that instead, shippers had brought these changes upon themselves. Olaf Merk, of the International Transport Forum, explained to delegates at Transport Logistic in Munich how the recent changes in the liner…



Shipping From China: Everything You Need To Know

When it comes to shipping from China to the United States, cost and transit time are the two biggest questions on any supply chain manager’s mind. But you get what you pay for … and paying less (generally) means slower shipping. Here’s how it works. What is the Least Expensive Way to Import Freight from…



Emirates profit plunges 82% in wake of Trump's travel ban

Emirates profit plunges 82% in wake of Trump’s travel ban

AP Emirates, the Middle East’s largest airline, reported a drop in annual profit on Thursday for the first time in five years and criticized President Donald Trump’s restrictions on some U.S. flights as “destabilizing” for travel. The Dubai-based company said net profit at its airline business plunged 82 percent to 1.3 billion dirhams ($354 million)…