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Category Archives: Supply Chain

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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Exporting due diligence is critical

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the west’s response has magnified the importance of export compliance and due diligence, with up to 200 sanctions a day being imposed and exporters need to ensure they are compliant with the requirements of any new legislation, or risk criminal prosecution.

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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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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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August freight market report

Our August freight market report provides an air and sea freight review, together with international updates and supply chain insights, to aid your decision making in the weeks ahead.

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Cuts to Hong Kong cross-border trucking is new normal

Last week The Loadstar shared a prominent story – ‘Another blow for Hong Kong, as cross-border trucking comes under pressure again’ – which is likely to have raised the concerns of more than a few shippers, trading in the region. Unnecessarily, we think.

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