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19 Jan 2018
Carrier consolidation and projections for continued growth in imports alert BCOs to the growing possibility of rate restoration in 2018, but a former shipping executive said carrier discipline is crucial, if service contract rates are to exceed those of last year.
19 Jan 2018
Importers are shipping with a sense of urgency to bring their merchandise into the US before factories in Asia close down for the Lunar New Year celebrations on Feb 16.
19 Jan 2018
The supply-demand balance will become more favorable to carriers in the second half, believes Jefferies.
19 Jan 2018
Spot rates have flattened on trades from China to Europe and the Mediterranean with Lunar New Year peak season yet to materialize.
18 Jan 2018
CMA CGM is strengthening its presence on the East Coast of South America.
18 Jan 2018
Two joint, weekly intra-Asia routes — connecting major ports on India's east and west coasts — are scheduled to start from Shanghai, China, at the end of this month.
18 Jan 2018
With an expanding US economy boosting imports, and carrier consolidation providing leverage on the capacity side, industry experts are putting beneficial cargo owners on notice that the 2018 to 2019 service contracting season could be difficult.
18 Jan 2018
Swedish Orient Line said it will start the shuttle with one vessel, adding that a high enough service frequency, not ship size, matters most concerning the service's success.
18 Jan 2018
The last piece of the regulatory puzzle has fallen into place for Ocean Network Express, clearing the way for its global April 1 launch.
17 Jan 2018
Expanding SM Line will add another China-US West Coast service to its growing portfolio as the carrier continues to grow its market share.
16 Jan 2018
Qatar Ports is implementing a “comprehensive plan” to expand the network of direct shipping calls to Hamad port.

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