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Asia-Europe rates tumble once more to negate August GRI

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Freight rates fall $143, representing the largest weekly decline since February

TSA recommends $600 September rise

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Transpacific lines expected to continue operating at or near full capacity on most route segments next month, organisation says

UPS enters Myanmar forwarding market

Group reports growing sea and air freight opportunities from emerging manufacturing nation

Rotterdam congestion hangover for shippers

Beer exports among those slowed by capacity problems at port

Truck targeted as 35 migrants found in Tilbury container

Seal thought to have been intact at Zeebrugge, as investigators seek to identify lorry that delivered it to the Belgian port

Panalpina launches San Juan-Europe freighter

Forwarder expands own-controlled air freight network with service for pharma shippers from Puerto Rico directly into Luxembourg

Ukraine crisis hits HHLA volumes

Terminal operator reports 0.7% volume increase as its Odessa terminal and Baltic feeder volumes to Russia see decline

Box rates ‘will escape post-peak collapse this year’

Analyst argues that global demand is now outstripping supply growth, bolstering spot prices into the fourth quarter

Hapag-Lloyd posts first-half loss as freight rates keep falling

New chief executive Rolf Habben Jansen forecasts a positive full-year result but lower than 2013

Beijing implements integrated customs-clearance initiative

Cross-regional Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei model to improve import and export logistics set to be extended to Yangtze River Economic Belt and Guangdong Province

Reefer box capacity to rise 20% over five years

But cargo growth means slot utilisation levels will be unchanged in 2015 and only marginally lower thereafter, Drewry reports

US to reveal electronic export manifest changes this month

Customs and Border Protection webinar for shippers and forwarders to introduce new multimodal ACE functionality on 26 August

Overcapacity ‘will continue to cap freight rate gains’

OOCL returns to profit, but demand growth not expected to return to pre-crisis levels over short to medium term, group’s chairman says

US box imports to reach record high in August

Container volumes boom as retailers build inventories in case of port labour disputes later this year

G6 switches more vessels to Antwerp

Rotterdam congestion causes three more voyages on the alliance’s Europe-Asia Loop 4 service to make temporary call at PSA’s Deurganck Terminal

Advice and Insight

Inactive ship capacity continues to fluctuate

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Percentage of ships taken out of action reaches 1.4%

China Shipping and PIL sign co-operation agreement with container focus

Chinese and Singaporean conglomerates to work closer on box shipping, leasing and manufacturing

Normal seasonality returns

The growth in headhaul volumes from Asia to the East Coast of North America continues to exceed that of cargo bound to the West Coast terminals but any cargo shift from west to east on any hugely significant scale appears to be more myth than reality, reports Drewry

P3 is dead. Long live C3? Part 2

Container network formed by three Chinese state giants on China-Japan trade faces official scrutiny after complaints from compatriots

People

Allport elevates HR head to main board

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Forwarder says human resources key to success and ‘should have a voice at the highest level’

Maersk announces senior Asia Pacific appointments

Lars Mikael Jensen becomes regional CEO from 1 September

Maersk Line appoints new southeast Asia executive

18-year shipping veteran flies in from Africa

Hellmann UK appoints new head of air freight

Move comes as the business reports strong first-quarter performance

Have Your Say

The long, slow price quote

Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos

Forwarders are losing out on new business due to out-dated back-end systems and a silo mentality, says Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos

Call for data to be collated on illegal foreign vehicles

Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire claims the avoidance of such payments is costing the British taxpayer circa £3million per annum in lost revenue

A unique logistic proposition?

A senior shipping advisor contributes his thoughts on the new Liverpool2 terminal

Asia/Europe traffic again

Ingvar Bergman discusses liner operators and GRIs