Tag: cargo pricing

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 […]

Dynamic airfreight pricing, what it means for shippers and forwarders | Air Cargo News

Dynamic airfreight pricing, what it means for shippers and forwarders | Air Cargo News

Posted airfreight rates with promotions change about once a month, on average. When airlines make the shift to dynamic pricing, rates change constantly, driven by excess capacity and diminishing time before departure, writes Manel Galindo* of Freightos. Once the majority of airlines make this shift to dynamic pricing, our industry will witness the same kind of […]

Volume pricing and the micro carrier | Business content from American Trucker

Volume pricing and the micro carrier | Business content from American Trucker

Trucking hauling rates are volatile and ever-changing—and based on multiple influences. Some of these influences are controllable and others are not, with the majority fitting into the noncontrollable category. There are fuel prices, costs of doing business, driver pay, etc. Then there are broad market forces, competition for loads, other specific market forces such as […]

US shippers rethink truck contract pricing | JOC.com

US shippers rethink truck contract pricing | JOC.com

“Carrier networks are changing more quickly than they used to,” Broadhurst said, as assets are redeployed and dedicated to new customers. “It’s getting hard to know which carriers are optimal for certain lanes because carrier networks are changing so rapidly too,” he said. That’s making already complex supply chains more complex and posing tough decisions […]