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Shipping Giant Maersk Replaces CEO

Dec 12, 2022

Shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk said on Monday it had appointed Vincent Clerc, who has been with the firm for 25 years, to replace Soren Skou as Chief Executive Officer as of Jan 1. Company veteran Clerc, who currently heads the company's Ocean & Logistics business, is taking the helm at a time of slowing demand for transport and logistics as a global recession looms. 'The strong tailwinds that benefited the supply chain industries during the pandemic are coming to an end…

Analysis: Container Shipping and Falling U.S. Retail Sales

Feb 01, 2023

“Despite falling 1.1% m/m in both November and December, US retail sales volumes remain 13% above 2019 levels and 6% higher than the pre-COVID trend. However, sales volumes could return to trend during 2023 and thereby pose a risk for Asia to North America container volumes…

Container Shipping Turmoil Spills Over Into 2023, says Xeneta's Sand

Jan 12, 2023

As container shipping demand continues to fall into the New Year, Xeneta Chief Analyst Peter Sand weigh in with his insights on the pace and direction of spot and contract rates; the likelihood of ship lay-ups and scrapping in 2023; plus the…

Global Shipping Set to Lose Steam Due to Economic Slowdown, UNCTAD Says

Nov 29, 2022

The pace of global shipping activity is set to lose steam next year as economic turmoil, conflict in Ukraine and the impact of the pandemic weaken the outlook for trade, U.N. agency UNCTAD said on Tuesday. The world's largest investment banks expect global economic growth to slow further in 2023…

Container Shipping Market: Plunging Rates and Blank Sailings

Oct 06, 2022

Peter Sand, the chief analyst of Xeneta discuss recent trends in the container shipping market, from plunging spot rates to blank sailings.The container shipping market has enjoyed a prolonged historic, and somewhat unexpected bull run, as COVID…

Bookshelf: Port Newark and the Origins of Container Shipping

Sep 19, 2022

“An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn’t take his education too seriously.” –Charles KetteringJust for fun, try asking a friend a few questions.  Who developed the telephone?  Chances are that your friend will reply, Alexander Graham Bell…

Container Prices, Leading Rates Decline

Aug 22, 2022

Average container prices have declined by more than half from the last year in August as China picks up containerized trade volumes more recently, according to an analysis published by Container xChange.Trade in China was impacted in the first half of the year…

Empty Containers in East Coast Ports enter FMC's Crosshairs

Aug 09, 2022

While there are many layers to the continued container shipping supply chain woes, and the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has set its sites on the nuisance of empty containers clogging traffic, on the heals of FMC Chairman Maffei's visit to the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey…

Container Shipping Rates: Has the Peak Been Reached?

Jul 28, 2022

Despite another slew of rises in long-term contracted ocean freight rates across key global trade corridors, month-on-month growth is slowing - and spot rates continue to weaken – suggesting prices may have peaked. However, according to the latest Xeneta Shipping Index (XSI)…

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha Revises Financial Outlook

Jul 21, 2022

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha has upgraded its financial outlook for the fiscal year ending March 2023, projecting higher revenue and operating profits across the board in light of changing market conditions across multiple sectors it serves…

Container Shipping: "Fluctuating fortunes for Ocean and Air Freight out of Far East

Jul 15, 2022

While spot rates head in the right direction for ocean freight from the Far East to the South America East coast, short-term air freight rates are failing to take off on major intra-Asian and long haul trades, according to Xeneta.“Certainly…

DB Schenker to Launch Un-Crewed Coastal Container Feeder in Norway

May 05, 2022

Supply chain management and logistics solutions firm DB Schenker plans to build a fully-electric, zero-emission, un-crewed coastal container feeder to serve the route between Ikornnes quay and the Port of Ålesund in Norway. DB Schenker, and its cooperation partners…

Maersk Suspends All Container Shipping to Russia

Mar 01, 2022

Shipping group Maersk will temporarily halt all container shipping to and from Russia in response to Western sanctions on Moscow following its invasion of Ukraine, the company said on Tuesday.The move follows similar decisions by Singapore-headquartered Ocean Network Express (ONE)…

Supply Chain Chaos to Boost Maersk 2022 Profit

Feb 09, 2022

Shipping group Maersk expects 2022 earnings to be around as high as last year, it said on Wednesday, as the supply chain disruption that sent freight rates soaring extends into the first half.It expects underlying earnings before interest, tax…

Container Shipping: Rates Dip in January, Fundamentals Strong says Xeneta

Jan 31, 2022

Long-term contracted ocean freight rates fell 3.6% in January, according to the latest Xeneta Shipping Index (XSI) Public Indices, the second consecutive monthly rates decline following 14 straight months of increases. Despite the recent stumble…

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