Category Archives: Maritime

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Implications of Maersk’s Restructuring for Shipping Market

Implications of Maersk’s Restructuring for Shipping Market   Maersk announces a restructuring plan In early November, Maersk, the global leader in shipping, announced an aggressive restructuring plan to reduce cost by making its organization slimmer and reducing investment in new vessels for next two years. Maersk’s plan charted three things to do: manpower reduction, vessel… Read More »

Factors That Will Control Future Container Shipping Market

Factors That Will Control Future Container Shipping Market This year, the container shipping market has seen a depression that is worst ever in history, while countless shipping-related organizations do not see a brighter future for the market. Looking at the factors that will drive the container shipping market for next several years, one sees more… Read More »

Supply, Not Demand, to Decide Container Cargo Rates

Supply, Not Demand, to Decide Container Cargo Rates This year, container freight rates have been dropping. Freight rates for European routes, which began on 9th January at 905 dollars per TEU for cargo originating from Shanghai, dipped below 300 dollars per TEU for three weeks in June and three weeks in October, thus registering a… Read More »

Why Large Shippers Are Obsessed with Shipping Market

In our last article, we said that dry bulk carrier market will see increasing influence of large shippers. Particularly, large shippers are exercising a powerful influence on the shipping market mainly by chartering ships instead of owning them. To be specific, large shippers prefer to charter rather than own ships, because they see less financial… Read More »

Dry Bulk Market Sees Greater Influence of Large Shippers

In the current global dry bulk market, while large shippers exercise increasing influence, traditional shipping companies see their role shrinking. Large shippers have different strategies for owning and chartering ships, and more of them charter than own ships, thus exercising a strong influence on the shipping market.   Examples of large shippers chartering ships The… Read More »

How to Take Full Advantage of CBF for Stowage Planning

In our last article, we took a look at the merits of the client/server stowage planning system and checked how process improvement realizes cost reduction. In this article, let’s take a close look at specific cases in which solutions are created and operated for shipping companies. We will focus our attention on how stowage planning… Read More »