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Transpacific Eastbound Market Update – Week 21, 2023

Expectations of a second half container volume recovery can now be filed under an official “kick the can down the road” situation. This is supported by many industry leaders, including Jeremy Nixon, CEO of ONE, who recently announced his view that volume recovery will be slower than expected and delayed…

May 25, 2023

ocean import, importers and exporters

US exporters continue to face market challenges due to logistics and supply chain issues though in some areas there is reason for optimism. The primary challenges remain the same, equipment availability, blank sailings, and decreased schedule reliability though depending on geography the amount of impact these issues have can vary…

May 08, 2023

04.07.23: Client Advisory – West Coast Port Terminal Shut Down

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach closed Thursday, April 6th at 5pm local time due a workforce shortage resulting from a local longshore labor action.

Apr 07, 2023

Market Letters

Transpacific Eastbound Market Update – Week 13, 2023

Mar 30, 2023
The absence of predictive indicators that would reflect the start of the highly anticipated second half recovery is troublesome and suggests recovery will be pushed out well into the 3rd quarter.
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Top 5 Challenges for Exporters – 2023

Mar 09, 2023
With regards to US supply chain disruption, most expect 2023 to present a significant improvement over 2022. However, despite declining import rates, volumes, and port congestion, challenges remain for US exporters.
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Market Letters

03.01.23 – Client Airfreight Advisory: European Union’s Import Control System 2 (ICS2) is live effective March 1st, 2023

Mar 01, 2023
The European Union is implementing a new customs pre-arrival security and safety program, supported by a large-scale advanced cargo information system – Import Control System 2 (ICS2).
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