29 Nov 2023

Air Cargo Market Expected to Stabilize in 2024, but Potential Disruptions Remain

After several years of volatility, the air cargo market is anticipated to stabilize in 2024, with a return to “classic seasonality.” However, industry experts caution that unforeseen events could still cause turbulence. Data provider Xeneta projects modest growth of 1-2% for air cargo volumes in 2024, while supply is expected to increase at a slightly […]

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22 Nov 2023

The Shipping Industry Charts a Greener Course: EU-Driven Innovations Pave the Way for Sustainable Maritime Operations

The maritime industry, responsible for a significant 3% of global carbon emissions, finds itself at the forefront of environmental transformation efforts. With the support of EU funding, two groundbreaking vessel designs and retrofit technologies for existing cruise ships and bulk carriers have been developed. Maritime sustainability forms a cornerstone of the EU’s strategy to reduce […]

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13 Nov 2023

Air Cargo Demand Outlook for 2024: A Mixed Bag

  The outlook for air cargo demand in 2024 remains uncertain, with industry experts offering a range of projections from flat growth to moderate increases. While there is some optimism that demand could recover from its current slump, ongoing economic and geopolitical uncertainties cloud the picture. At the Tiaca Executive Summit event, Rogier Blocq of […]

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12 Nov 2023

Excess Containers Clog Europe’s Ports Amid Economic Downturn

  Logistics depots across Europe are struggling to cope with a surge of empty shipping containers as the economic downturn in the Eurozone and falling trade volumes exacerbate the issue. Industry experts at Container xChange claim that the cost of repositioning empty containers now surpasses their asset value, discouraging container lessors from shipping them back […]

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14 Jun 2023

Impact of Panama Canal Load Restrictions and US Stevedore Strikes on the Global Shipping Sector

As the bustling summer season kicks off, labor disputes have disrupted the flow of shipping in the United States. Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union have staged protests, resulting in congestion and delays at U.S. West Coast ports, as reported by CNBC. The average wait times for container vessels attempting to enter Los […]

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30 Jan 2023

Shipping Alliances

  The two largest global container lines have mutually agreed to end their vessel-sharing partnership in January 2025. A joint statement by Vincent Clerc, CEO of A. P. Moller – Maersk, and Soren Toft, CEO of MSC, said that discontinuing the vessel-sharing alliance would allow both companies to “pursue their individual strategies”. Consultant Drewry observed […]

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14 Jan 2023

China, Europe and U.S. Continue to Face Maritime Trade Disruptions

CHINA: The heatwave in China has forced some manufacturers in 19 cities and jurisdictions in China to shut down production for six days due to government-planned power cuts. Manufacturing power disruptions are also reported in Shanghai. The interruption is creating more bumps in the road with the approaching seven-day Golden Week holiday in October as […]

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