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NEW Control Tower functionality within Ligentix

March 15th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In this fiercely competitive environment the success of your business today links inextricably to the performance of your supply chain. Ligentia has adopted an innovative, technology-centric approach to global logistics to focus on both enhancing your logistics operations and supporting your business goals. Offering a range of multimodal solutions, underpinned by market-leading technology, we can [...]

Ocean Freight Market Trends: 12th March 2019

March 12th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Summary of the key market trends for this week: Air Increasing the use of regional UK gateways as air freight hubs will be pivotal to relieving the potential pressures of a no-deal Brexit on the country’s transport sector Liverpool and Doncaster are securing air freight capacity in the event of supply chain disruption to boost [...]

Ocean Freight Market Trends: 26th February 2019

February 26th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Summary of the key market trends for this week: Sea Despite blanked sailings on major east-west trade lanes and a low SCFI index in the weak demand period post CNY, carriers are still struggling to fill their ships. As a result, spot rates are falling. 13 Asia-North Europe sailings have been cancelled post-CNY (2M cancelled [...]

Ocean Freight Market Trends: 6th February 2019

February 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Summary of the key market trends for this week: Sea Ocean carriers are planning to add around 10% more capacity to the Asia-North Europe despite a downward pressure on freight rates and expected weaker demand post Chinese New Year. Weekly capacity is expected to increase by 28,000 TEU to an average of 300,000 TEU from [...]

Bristol Port is Brexit Ready: 28th January 2019

January 28th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Bristol Port, one of the UK’s Major Ports, has revealed that they are Brexit ready in a new information sheet that explains why they are optimistic about the future in these uncertain times. Chief Executive Officer, David Brown, reported: “65% of the cargo that Bristol Port deals with is non-EU. We remain confident that our [...]

Ocean Freight Market Trends: 21st January 2019

January 21st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Chinese New Year, as expected, is continuing to cause disruption as the rush to import goods continues. With 2 weeks to go how will the public holiday impact your supply chain? Possible disruption As China’s largest festival, Chinese New Year involves a mass migration as families travel to celebrate the New Year together. As a result, businesses [...]

Hapag-Lloyd establishes Marine Fuel Recovery (MFR) mechanism

October 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Announcement by Hapag-Lloyd: With a stricter International Maritime Organisation emissions regulation (IMO 2020) coming into force as of 1 January 2020, the new sulphur cap for compliant fuel oil will be lowered from 3.5% to 0.5%. This new regulation will significantly improve the ecological footprint of the shipping industry, and the majority of all vessels [...]

Asia-Europe Trade, Ocean Market Report – April 2017

April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Market Reports|Tags: , , |

Over the next few weeks one of the most significant events in global container shipping in the last 10 years will unfold as the world’s leading carriers re- arrange the consortia in which they operate, and attempt to deliver revised and hopefully improved services.

Strike Disruption in Bangladesh: 5th October 2016

October 5th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Customers may be aware that there is an ongoing dispute in Bangladesh between the authorities and the trailer/truckers association that has lead to various wildcat strikes over the past few days.  This has lead to significant disruption in moving containers through the main exit port at Chittagong and container exports have missed feeder vessels as [...]

Asia to Europe Ocean Trade Market Report – September 2016

September 20th, 2016|Categories: Market Reports|Tags: , , , , |

Almost 7 years ago when the container shipping industry looked in danger of financial meltdown, it was widely predicted that at least one major container operator would not survive. Against all the odds, and in a number of cases after selling off the family jewellery and the odd port here and there, everybody did survive the next few years, albeit with little more financial success.

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