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Discontent from cargo owners get Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) attention

All the atrocities stemming from port congestions and discontent may finally get straightened up Though it is a standard practice, ethical or otherwise, there were enough noise and discontent to get the FMC to explore possible deterrents. On the flip side, it can be assumed the US market is a …

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Never Limited To Only Big Carriers With Marine Online

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Addressing cargo owners’ difficulties finding vessels with digitalisation SINGAPORE, 21 June 2021 – The world is still negotiating the waves of COVID-19. Ever since the Suez Canal blockage, the world supply chain today struggles with finding vessels for their consignments and exorbitant rates to secure space. However, cargo owners need …

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Russia toys with the idea to bypass the Suez Canal


The next key route would be the Caspian Sea, involving smaller vessels Early June, shippers were scrambling to find alternative routes after the disastrous Suez Canal blockage. Since then, the writings were on the wall that the canal authority’s institutional failure will undermine the route’s value. An opportunity for Russia’s …

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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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