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Riding the waves

Wed. 21 Oct 2020
Container trade has been resilient during the pandemic as consumer confidence has been given a shot through government support.

The change of bank account scam

Wed. 14 Oct 2020
Bogus emails from suppliers purporting to have changed their bank account details on the rise.

Government secures critical freight flows as UK nears end of transition period

Tue. 13 Oct 2020
Freight routes secured after government signs contracts with ferry companies.

FMC investigating carrier demurrage costs

Fri. 9 Oct 2020
US authorities have opened an investigation into whether container lines are acting unfairly by pushing the payment of demurrage fees onto third-party transportation companies rather than shippers.

Shipping lines still vulnerable to cyber crime

Wed. 7 Oct 2020
One of the outcomes of the Covid-19 pandemic on working practices globally has been the increasing reliance on digital systems in order to do business. But what this has exposed is a vulnerability to attacks by cyber criminals using sophisticated ransomware to blackmail businesses by stealing their access to their own data.

CLdN boosts ‘Brexit-proof’ UK-EU ro-ro capacity

Tue. 6 Oct 2020
European shortsea ro-ro specialist is stepping up preparations for the end of the Brexit transitional phase on 31 December 2020 by introducing additional capacity on its UK routes.

Liner schedule reliability hits new low as rates peak

Tue. 6 Oct 2020
Global liner average schedule reliability hit an all-time low point in August, both in terms of the actual performance levels, as well as in terms of the speed with which performance has declined, according to new analysis from Copenhagen-based Sea-Intelligence, which has been tracking carrier reliability levels since 2011.

US restocking cycle to boost container demand

Tue. 6 Oct 2020
Retailers in the US overestimated the impact of the pandemic on consumer demand. As shoppers return, they have found inventory levels at record lows, prompting a surge in imports.

Uncertain ship lifespans could raise freight rates

Mon. 5 Oct 2020
Uncertainty around the lifespan of ships could hit freight rates, according to an industry professional.

Shippers face ‘transformation of rate conditions in container shipping’

Wed. 30 Sep 2020
Greater competitive concentration among ocean freight carriers combined with tighter capacity management discipline mean the recent exceptional freight rate levels on the transpacific could signal a sea-change in contract rate pricing.


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