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Krishnapatnam Port’s lower charges driving transhipment gains | JOC.com

Krishnapatnam Port’s lower charges driving transhipment gains | JOC.com

More than infrastructure superiority and spare capacity, a strategic pricing policy appears to be the “X factor” that has enabled the Krishnapatnam Port to grab a larger share of transhipment freight moving to and from South India. Located 112 miles north of Chennai, Krishnapatnam Port is an alternative, privately operated minor harbor. A study by […]

Will surging freight rates herald the return of the inflation boogieman? | DC Velocity

Will surging freight rates herald the return of the inflation boogieman? | DC Velocity

In his comments, Broughton said he doesn’t see overall demand slacking off any time soon. Resurgent oil prices have sparked a renewed boom in the industrial economy, just as the collapse in the energy complex in 2014 led to the industrial recovery’s end. More tellingly, and somewhat counter to expectations, since they had been written […]

‘15% freight hike can escalate essential commodities’ prices’ | Times of India

‘15% freight hike can escalate essential commodities’ prices’ | Times of India

Bal Malkit Singh of All-India Motor Transport Congress said, “The increase in freight charges will escalate transportation costs of traders, which will impact the final price of products. The common man will have to bear the brunt and costs.” … Ashok Goyal of Bombay Goods Transport Association said during the March-May quarter, most drivers go […]

CP Rail weighs strategic deals to boost crude-by-rail | Reuters

CP Rail weighs strategic deals to boost crude-by-rail | Reuters

Canada’s second-largest railway said it expects revenue growth in the mid single digits this year, boosted by strong global potash demand, strength in energy and chemicals, and sees better pricing because of tighter capacity. CP said adjusted earnings per share growth would be in the low double digits. “We see solid momentum growth heading into […]

Why Airfreight Traffic Is Up: Dog Food and Semiconductors Are Vying for Space | WSJ

Why Airfreight Traffic Is Up: Dog Food and Semiconductors Are Vying for Space | WSJ

Companies are shipping more items by plane to meet customers’ rising expectations for rapid delivery, prompting a scramble for cargo space that has sent airfreight rates soaring and pushed Amazon.com Inc. and others into the airline business. Global airfreight traffic climbed almost 9% year-over-year in November, the start of the peak shipping season, and rates […]

Forwarders claim carriers are controlling capacity to force up air freight rates | The Loadstar

Forwarders claim carriers are controlling capacity to force up air freight rates | The Loadstar

Air freight forwarders have accused some airlines of exploiting the spot market by cancelling scheduled flights and not providing sufficient capacity. As rates have risen over past months, shippers have struggled to secure space, which they claim airlines have strictly controlled. “We observe carriers applying more and more dynamic pricing, especially on constrained routes,” Ingo-Alexander […]

Is the pricing right for e-commerce cargo? ǀ Air Cargo News

Is the pricing right for e-commerce cargo? ǀ Air Cargo News

Would it make more sense to set rates based on volume? Should they differentiate their pricing, levying different rates based on commodity and density? The traditional dollar-per-kilo formula looks ever more obsolete. The need to look at volume for pricing is set to rise exponentially, given the rapid growth in e-commerce. David Shepherd, commercial director […]

Could “Big Data” Predict Freight Rates? | The Maritime Executive

Could “Big Data” Predict Freight Rates? | The Maritime Executive

What if you had a good idea of what container freight rates for your cargo might be next week? If you knew they would go up, you could book your shipment now; if you knew they would go down, you might be able to wait for a lower price. Christian Ove Sørensen, global head of marketing and […]

Quarterly Air Cargo Update: Confidence on a Steady Climb | Logistics Management

Quarterly Air Cargo Update: Confidence on a Steady Climb | Logistics Management

Raising rates While air cargo volumes have increased, margins remain depressed for many air cargo middlemen, says Brandon Fried, executive director of the AirForwarders Association (AfA). “Most of our members are looking forward to opportunities in which profitability may improve,” says Fried. “One influencing factor to consider is the growth of capacity we’ve seen over […]

Ocean Pricing: The tide is turning | Logistics Management

Ocean Pricing: The tide is turning | Logistics Management

Further, C.H. Robinson estimates that about two million TEUs will be added during the 2016 and 2017 operating years, while about 600,000 TEUs will be scrapped. The net increase would seem to suggest a continued soft market, however industry consolidation means tighter price control. A good example has been the parcel carriers and railroads, which […]