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Rates riding a new record low on Asia-Europe

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on October 5, 2013

Rates on the Asia-Europe trade have fallen to an abysmal level. We are hearing of forwarders securing freight rates of as low as US$900 per container, which is well below any kind of sustainable level as far as shipping lines are concerned.

Yangtze shipping left high and dry

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on January 25, 2012

The Year of the Dragon begins now, represented in the Chinese zodiac by the Water Dragon. There is some irony in that, because the worst drought in 50 years has forced Chinese maritime authorities to close the Yangtze River above the port of Wuhan, more than 600 miles upriver from Shanghai.