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Captain Upply’s lane of week 9: Shanghai - Long Beach

The market welcomes the announcement made last Sunday by the Trump administration to delay any action on customs taxes until further notice. Even if anticipated, this news has clearly cooled things down for Trans-Pac ocean freight rates.

Feb 27, 2019 1:14:07 PM

Captain Upply’s lane of week 8: Le Havre - Shanghai

We're observing very low demand this week ex-Europe to China. This trend has continued putting additional pressure on already depreciated freight rates.

Feb 21, 2019 10:09:13 AM

Transport & Logistics mode

What to expect for Ocean freight in 2019?

As we enter 2019, let’s try to predict potential market dynamics (and make a few bets…) for ocean freight shipping. Discover the analysis of Jérome de Ricqlès.

Feb 18, 2019 11:03:08 AM

Transport & Logistics mode

Captain Upply’s lane of week 7: Rotterdam - Ningbo

This Europe-China route has faced low historical levels for more than a year. However, we are still observing additional pressure on rates for this corridor with an average value observed of $961 on Rotterdam - Ningbo (40HC) lane on Upply.

Feb 13, 2019 4:12:57 PM

Global trends

COSCO acquires a 60% stake in Chancay Terminal in Peru

Chinese shipping company COSCO acquired 60% of the Chancay terminal from Volcan, a Peruvian mining company on January 23rd, in Davos. This is COSCO’s first port acquisition in South America. Chancay is located 58 km north of Lima and the port will be developed jointly by COSCO and Volcan.

Feb 12, 2019 6:53:12 PM

Global trends

How will political and economic trends impact global freight markets in 2019?

The year that just ended was full of challenges and uncertainties in both the political and economic realms. We are expecting 2019 to bring more clarity after a few months of blurriness. In 2019, politics seem to be becoming increasingly more important in determining the outcomes of international trade flows: this year will probably confirm that the trade game is played in the political arena as much as in the economic one.

Feb 11, 2019 4:36:08 PM

Transport & Logistics mode

Captain Upply’s Lane Of Week 6: Shanghai - Hamburg

The related Chinese New Year (Year of the Pig) celebration has now commenced and will last up until February 19th. This means vacation time for most of the Chinese workforce, leading to a temporary but heavy slowdown in production and economic activity countrywide.

Feb 6, 2019 7:23:47 PM

Transport & Logistics mode

Wild weather impacts Chicago road freight corridors

Extreme temperatures wreaked havoc across a number of U.S. states last week. Let's have a look at some impacts on road transportation business! 

Feb 6, 2019 4:09:59 PM