The Shanghai Shipping Exchange’s Shanghai Containerized Freight Index surged 36.7 percent since last week’s reading to a reading of 752.65, with rates on the Shanghai to Northwest Europe trade jumping 77.4 percent to $1,206 per TEU.
An American Shipper poll of shippers and forwarders revealed that nearly 90 percent believe at least some cargo will be delayed by the verified gross mass rule that went into effect globally today.
The U.S. Commerce and Energy departments have started an industry advisory group, along with their counterparts in Mexico, to make recommendations to strengthen cross-border trade and investment in the energy sector.
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The collision in northern Texas left one injured and three missing Tuesday morning.
South Korea’s second largest shipping line seems to be turning a corner in its debt restructuring of late, and has now set its sights on joining the leading vessel sharing agreement by capacity on the major east-west trades.
A combination of Hanjin Shipping and Hyundai Merchant Marine, the two largest ocean shipping companies in South Korea, could, at least for the time being, rank as the fifth largest container carrier worldwide, but they have few ships on order.