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2 Major Factors to Affect Freight Rates in 2020

Freight rates in the international shipping industry are always volatile, especially for small to medium shippers who play the spot market for their import and export pricing. There are many [...]

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SeaIntelligence Says End of Shipping Alliances Would Skyrocket Freight Rates

What would happen if ocean freight carrier alliances were brought to an end?

Many shippers would cheer as they're currently seeking to make such an outcome a reality. But would it [...]

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Freight Rates Increase with Carrier GRIs After Slump

Two weeks ago, when this blog last checked in on freight rates, they were falling. Massively. This week, transpacific freight rates rise significantly with a wave of General Rate Increases (GRI), [...]

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What’s Happening with Freight Rates Right Now

Don't look now, but peak season is upon us. Yes, those big volume shipping months when importers are bringing in products to line store shelves for the back to school and holiday seasons are [...]

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What’s Happening with Ocean Freight Rates?

What kind of freight rates are shippers getting right now on their ocean shipping? The last time we posted on freight rates was in August with a blog titled Freight Rate Wars: Carriers Strike [...]

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Shrinking Carrier Competition: Japan’s 3 Big Carriers Merging

News broke this weekend that Japan’s three biggest shipping companies are merging. On October 31st, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (MOL), Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), and Kawasaki Kisen [...]

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