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Italy is joining the Belt and Road Initiative

On March 23rd, Italy formally joined China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) upon Xi Jinping’s visit to Rome. Italy being the first G7 member joining this initiative, certainly has political significance to China. Italy's motivation is straight forward, to obtain better access to the Chinese market and to boost its underperformed economy in recent years.

Mar 29, 2019 4:00:38 PM

Transport & Logistics mode

Captain Upply lane of week 13: Los Angeles - Shanghai

This week, let's focus on a key corridor of Ocean Freight, Transpacific Westbound. As we observe a decline on this lane according to Upply benchmark, Captain Upply gives his outlook on the situation.

Mar 29, 2019 3:35:33 PM

Transport & Logistics mode

Amending the 2020 Incoterms: the E category

Let’s take a closer look at each Incoterm to identify what may change with this new revision, 10 months before its entry into force. 

Mar 25, 2019 10:27:43 AM

Transport & Logistics mode

Captain Upply lane of week 12: Hamburg - Santos

Let’s focus this week on this important Southbound route from Europe. This trade lane has plunged $500.00 in the last 4 months (40HC), according to Upply calculations. Discover the insight of Captain Upply.

Mar 20, 2019 3:09:03 PM

Transport & Logistics mode

Amending the ICC 2020 Incoterms: what are the trends?

Unshakably, every decade, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) gets working on revising the Incoterms on commercial transactions. Discover the outlook of Jérôme de Ricqlès on the potential evolutions of this revision.

Mar 15, 2019 3:53:02 PM

Transport & Logistics mode

Captain Upply lane of week 11: Marseille - Algiers

To be aligned with the news, and to explore routes other than the usual high-volume East-West ones, this week we’ll focus on this intra Med line. So far, very stable despite the threat of a potential general strike in the country. Discover the insight of Captain Upply.

Mar 14, 2019 11:11:16 AM


USA/China - Extended negotiation deadline: reading the future in soybeans

On February 24, 2019, China and the United States completed their latest round of trade negotiations. Considering the “substantial progress" that was made during the talks, President Trump tweeted about extending the tariff increase deadline initially set to March 1st. 

Mar 11, 2019 9:40:47 AM

Transport & Logistics mode

Captain Upply’s lane of week 10: Shanghai - Le Havre

Tough Times and rough seas for the ocean carriers with significant exposure in this trade lane. A lower than expected post Chinese New Year demand, combined with ample capacity clearly pushed rates downward. Let's dive into Captain Upply's outlook for this week.

Mar 6, 2019 5:20:27 PM

Transport & Logistics mode

The EU’s new deal on carbon emission targeting trucks

On February 19, 2019, the European Parliament and the European Council stroke a deal to reduce carbon emissions of heavy-duty vehicles. As of today, heavy vehicles account for over 25% of the road carbon emissions in the European Union (EU). Some efficient alternatives exist and could be easier to implement in the short term.

Mar 5, 2019 10:45:07 AM

Transport & Logistics mode

Time For a New Road in the European Haulage Industry

“Imagination is the best shipping company in the world”: what if we took Roger Fournier’s words literally? Road Transportation is a major industry in the European economy: it moves 90% of all goods exchanged, provides jobs to over 3 million people, and generates about €300 billion in revenue. And yet, it is facing considerable challenges!

Mar 1, 2019 12:34:27 PM