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November freight market report

Our November freight market report highlights key developments in air, sea and road freight, to keep you informed and to provide valuable supply chain insights, that will aid your decision making.

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Asia lead times improve

The world’s biggest trade lanes carry goods from Asia to Europe and the US, and the time it takes to leave the exporter in Asia to the time it is collected from the destination port reached all time highs earlier this year. But significant improvements in lead times could be a massive opportunity for shippers.

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Bank encourages lines to blank more sailings

The global container shipping market has been falling for months and with so many variables analysts cannot predict when the slump will bottom out, but the research team at HSBC think that the trough is near and that the shipping lines need to step up their capacity management programmes in the coming weeks.

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Ocean capacity faces hit from IMO 2023

In just nine weeks, IMO 2023 will require containers ships to comply with new environmental efficiency and carbon intensity regulations, that will impact the supply of vessels in the container shipping market, reducing capacity and the availability of services on many routes.

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October freight market report

Our latest freight market report highlights key developments in air, sea and road freight, to provide the intelligence and supply chain insights that will aid your decision making.

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Shipping lines cut sailings to support rates

It has almost become traditional for shipping lines to blank sailings in the demand lull after China’s Golden Week holidays, but the carriers blanked sailings have been mitigated by easing European port congestion.

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Liverpool port strike continues for a third week

An update received from the Port of Liverpool’s communication team this afternoon confirms that Unite Union members at the port will take further strike action from Tuesday 11th October to Monday 17th October, in their continuing pay dispute.

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Liverpool/Felixstowe strikes

The Unite Union has warned that industrial action at Felixstowe could continue until Christmas and confirmed that its 500 Port of Liverpool members will begin a two-week strike on Monday 19th September to Monday 3rd October 2022.

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September freight market report

Our September freight market report highlights key developments in air, sea and road freight review, together with supply chain insights that will aid your decision making in challenging times.

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Felixstowe strike and industrial disputes

The Unite Union’s 1,900 members at the Port of Felixstowe will start their eight day walkout this Sunday 21st August, returning Monday 29th and though some operations will be maintained at the port, significant disruption must be anticipated.

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