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Shippers need not limit themselves to big carriers


Deteriorating customer relations adds to the rates’ conundrum The off-the-charts shipping rates caused intense dissatisfaction among the cargo owners. Nobody would be pleased with having to pay more for the same quantity ferried. However, what many appeared to overlook is how shippers confined themselves to only big carriers. Rates and …

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Asia’s dry bulk on its way to recovery  

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2021’s improvements in dry bulk shipping spell good news for smaller players Various industry veterans examined the recent developments of dry bulk’s performance, and expressed enthusiasm for the sector’s recovery – thanks to the increased construction projects. Driven by construction sector Louisa Follis, Divisional Director for Dry Cargo at Clarksons …

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Yantian’s reopening one berth will not ease congestions


Big players expect the congestion to persist despite resumption of one berth Resuming operations at one berth should have improved operational capacity. On the contrary, shipping heavyweights remain concerned and continued to warn about delays. The surcharges meanwhile continue. Congestion worse than Suez Canal’s Industry analysts first noted the degree …

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