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  • [Get Webinar] Apr '17 | Ocean Freight Shipping Prices Review

    With contract negotiations now on their way or coming to a conclusion for Asia-Europe and negotiations for North American companies soon beginning, recent headlines have made it clear that the market is still unpredictable for a number of reasons. It should come as no surprise that the megas entering the market, the new alliances which have already started and the avalanche of empty ...

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • How MOL Shows Strength as Part of "3J " Merger

    Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and K Line have just completed the first step in the approval of their acquisition. When finally fully approved, the new joint venture would operate the world’s sixth largest container fleet, with about 7% of global capacity.  MOL is preparing for organizational restructuring and ultra-large vessel deployment as it paves the way for the...

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • [Survey Says] How Can Smaller Carriers Compete Against Shipping Alliances?

    In the current economic conditions, there aren't many shipping lines that can operate entirely on their own; at least not on a global basis, as they cannot provide the required coverage all by themselves. Enter shipping alliances. However, there must be ways that smaller lines can offer value as well. We have surveyed our social media community and asked, "How can smaller carriers comp...

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • [Take Survey] How can smaller carriers compete against shipping alliances?

    Spring is here or soon arriving in many parts of the world. For the shipping enthusiasts, it also marks the beginning of the new shipping alliances. THE Alliance will set sail in April and together with 2M and the Ocean Alliance, they will dominate trade on the North Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia-North America lanes by almost 90-percent. With the current overcapacity ocean freight...

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Xeneta Shipping Rates: China - N.Europe Long-Term Contract Values +64% YoY Mid-June Sailings

    Ocean freight contract negotiations for the China Main - North Europe corridor are moving along. Delays in the negotiations were felt late last year and early this year as BCOs sat cautiously back to see how the market would develop. With the market seemingly recovering after a rally in Q4 2016, carriers still remain more in the driver's seat. The much anticipated Chinese New year did ...

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Generated 1 month ago

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • [Survey Results] Is global shipping threatened by protectionism?

    While protectionism in trade may bode well for trade itself, does this protectionism affect or threaten global shipping? We asked our social media community “Do you believe global shipping is threatened by the rising protectionist sentiment?” Here are the results and analysis of protectionism. 

  • The Megas are Coming: Containers Still Chasing Cargo

    While optimism and enthusiasm is a good thing, it could be said that containership carriers may very well have something else coming. There are too many megas coming into service, and this avalanche of empty boxes is threatening to upset the tenuous ocean freight rate gains of the past six months. 

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • [Take Survey] Do you believe global shipping is threatened by the rising protectionist sentiment?

    We are seeing more and more various administrations taking government actions and policies to restrain international trade with perhaps the intent of protecting local jobs from foreign competition. This week we are asking our community, "Do you believe global shipping is threatened by the rising protectionist sentiment?" Let us know your thoughts in the survey and we'll post the resu...

  • Hyundai Merchant Marine Up from the Ashes

    Six months ago, smart money said Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) was days away from folding; they'd been booted from the G6 Alliance in July (2016) and the assumption was their failure would help bolster  Hanjin's negotiations as they picked up HMM's cargo. 

  • [Survey Says] What effect will Amazon have on the ocean freight forwarding industry?

    In an already crowded market and one that is challenging from a profitability perspective, news of a new entrant can always cause both curiosity and concern in the freight forwarding market. But what if one of the largest e-commerce providers decides to offer freight forwarding services? In our latest survey, we asked what effect Amazon will have on the ocean freight forwarding market....

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • 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?” 

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • [Take Survey] Which tactic hurts the ocean freight negotiation process the most?

    As many companies are concluding or starting their ocean freight negotiations, there are a variety of topicssupply chain, logistics and procurement professionals need to think about. This week we are asking our community, "Which tactic do you think hurts the ocean freight negotiation process the most?" Let us know your thoughts in the survey and we'll post the results next week. 

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Xeneta Closes $12MN Series B Funding Round

    It's not every day I get to write a blog post about our company, Xeneta, receiving $12MN. Today, is one of those days. On behalf of Xeneta,  I am very happy to announce that we have closed a $12MN Series B funding round with London-based Smedvig Capital as the lead investor. 

  • [SURVEY RESULTS] Blockchain in Supply Chain Management: Fad or Potential?

    Security, transparency of movement throughout the supply chain and electronically initiating and enforcing contracts, are vital for successful supply chains. Blockchain technology is is facilitating visibility and efficiency in transaction in various industries. In our latest survey, we asked if blockchain technology will help ease and make admininstration work in SCM more efficient.

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Xeneta Sources: Capacity Pull on Asia-Europe Westbound Post CNY

    Chinese New Year, the year of the Rooster has just begun. Since end of 2016, the market appears to be recovering with container rates +125% higher than they were around this time last year for the Asia-Europe routes. With overcapacity still not fully addressed, there are still uncertainties if the market is truly a seller's market this time around. Reports from our sources this past we...

  • UASC Stays Alive

    IMAGE: www.uasc.net Headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has one of the youngest container fleets currently in the ocean freight market as well as one of the largest in the Middle East. Founded in 1976 jointly by six shareholding Arab states of the Persian Gulf (Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE), the company has almost 200 offices around the wo...

  • Yang Ming Struggling to Keep Up

    Rumors of “who’s next” constantly swirl within the battered ocean freight market. Whether it’s another bankruptcy or acquisition, fallout within the market continues as it works to right the ship. Increasingly, the focus is on Taiwan’s Yang Ming. Can it continue as is, will it need propped up financially or will it be allowed to collapse? Many questions surround this carrier. Below we ...

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Generated 6 months ago

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  • Global Trade Fun Facts | TOP US PORTS

    In honor of our U.S. operations starting last week, our Global Trade Fun Facts post this week will focus on Top US ports. 

  • How Do You Book Your Cargo?

    How do you book your cargo? A simple question that usually doesn’t require much thought or maybe it’s of little concern for many shippers. Really, why should it matter?Trust us. It should matter how you book your cargo.

  • [Live Webinar] Q3 2016 Ocean Freight Rates Review

    Earlier this month we marked a remarkable milestone in Xeneta history: 17 Million data points in our database, which shippers, freight forwarders and carriers can compare their ocean freight rates against. These 17 million contracted rates are to help the entire industry have better visibility into how ocean freight prices are moving, always in real time and on demand.

Xeneta.com

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 7 months ago

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  • [INFOGRAPHIC] 16 Questions That Keep Supply Chain Managers Up at Night

    With so many things currently happening on the container shipping front, we bet supply chain and logistics managers are having a hard time focusing. Hundreds if not thousands of companies have some of their goods at sea on Hanjin. That said, there are certainly many questions that keep supply chain and logistics professionals up at night, regardless of the current Hanjin situation.

  • [Survey Results] Can Supply Chains be Prepared for Disruptions Such as Hanjin's Collapse?

    Managing supply chain risk in today’s environment is an increasingly difficult task. Globalization, natural disasters, geopolitical concerns and more can all strain supply chains. With the recent financial collapse of Hanjin, we asked folks on social media if supply chains can prepare for such disruptions. The results were mixed with no clear answer as 38% said yes, 38% said no and 23%...

  • Xeneta Goes to NY & Tackles U.S. Market

    2016 has so far been a pleasant year for Xeneta. The current events in the industry have allowed us to really show the power of the data in our platform and give clarity and transparency into ocean freight prices for shippers, freight forwarders, carriers and anyone who is at all curious. We are now ready to spread our wings and have started our U.S. operations in the big apple NYC to ...

Xeneta.com

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 7 months ago

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  • Is the Hanjin Grinch Going to Steal Christmas?

    The saga continues with Hanjin and we are definitely following closely. Yesterday's Twitter poll results reported that 50% of our community feels that the Hanjin debacle will increase ocean freight rates. We think so as well and the proof is, well ... happening. We have put our antennas out and the feedback from shippers is rather worrying. 

  • [Survey Results] How will Hanjin's Collapse Affect Ocean Freight Rates?

    Hanjin's big bump in the road has made for some interesting reading and writing for bloggers and press. As a company focused on the ups and downs of ocean freight rates, we can only but speculate what effect Hanjin's drama can have on prices. So, naturally we went to our community to check the overall feeling on the topic. 

Xeneta.com

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 7 months ago

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