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Supply Chain Edge: Consumer slowdown is slowing down

US seaborne imports of containerized freight fell for the ninth straight month in April, led by a 24% slide in consumer goods shipments. However, the rate of decline is slowing. Destocking, which may have gone too far for some apparel firms, and slower sales are likely drivers. Seasonal patter... Read more →


Supply Chain Edge: Slower, steadier and smoother

Evidence from US seaborne imports shows that supply chain activity continues to slow, further reducing pressure on supply chains. US containerized imports fell by nearly a quarter in March versus a year earlier, led by consumer durable goods. The S&P Global PMI for manufacturing supplier deliv... Read more →


ZIM Shipping, MSC face attention in FMC’s surcharge inquiry

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has launched an “expedited inquiry” into port congestion charges, targeting eight container shipping which represented 50.2% of U.S. seaborne imports of containerized freight in Q2’21. That follows: a surge in “freight all kinds” (pre-surcharge) rates; a wi... Read more →


Q3’21 Outlook: The fallout from underinvestment in logistics

The outlook for the logistics sector in the rest of 2021 will be defined by the reduced rate of investment of the past three years. Many ports are still operating at close to peak-season levels, reducing their ability to debottleneck before the forthcoming peak in early Q4’21. U.S. seaborne im... Read more →


Diageo, P&G face rising shipping rates for Europe-Mexico routes

The ongoing surge in container shipping rates is not just a Transpacific phenomenon with Hapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM raising their rates on Europe-to-Latin America lanes by 9% and around a quarter respectively. That’s likely linked to specific port issues given shipments from Europe to Mexico only... Read more →

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