Analysis | Can the Ocean Freight Market Reach 2014 Price Levels?
"China - S.America" & "S.America - Europe" Corridors See a Strong Rally for Carriers With carriers having bled a record amount of money in 2016, there is really only one way the market can go in 2017. Last year saw record low prices. We would think that the market couldn't get any worse and that it just has to recover this year. However, it's not that simple. We still have to questio...
[Take Survey] What effect will Amazon have on the freight forwarding industry?
The industry has lately been enthralled with the possible game-changing news of Alibaba, Maersk and CMA-CGM working together. Amazon has also been busy building up its grasp in the freight forwarding business with even plans to build up its own container shipping fleet in the near future. This week we are asking our community, "What effect will Amazon have on the freight forwarding b...
[Survey Results] Which tactic hurts the ocean freight negotiation process the most?
Shipping costs are one of the most misunderstood or miscommunicated terms in shipping and freight and in a lot of the cases means the difference between a successful trade deal or not. Last week we asked our community the following question: “ Which tactic hurts the ocean freight negotiation process the most?”