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France: 20 industrial sites blocked as striking truckers

France: 20 industrial sites blocked as striking truckers

Professional drivers throughout France began a strike today for higher wages and better working conditions. According to Le Parisien, twenty industrial sites were already blocked by dawn.

Global Demand for Container Shipping Is Weak, Yet the Rates Are Getting Higher

Global Demand for Container Shipping Is Weak, Yet the Rates Are Getting Higher

Container Trade Statistics (CTS) estimates that global container shipping demand in April 2022 is 14.3 million TEUs, which is 4% lower than in April 2021 and only 1.5% higher than the pre-pandemic level of April 2019.

Air Cargo Market Declines Steadily

Air Cargo Market Declines Steadily

The most recent data published by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) indicates that the demand for air freight services decreased by 11.2% in April 2022 compared to April 2021, and international traffic volumes were 10.6% lower than a year earlier.

Updated Outlook is Becoming Increasingly Pessimistic

Updated Outlook is Becoming Increasingly Pessimistic

Global economic growth is projected to decelerate in 2022. The Institute of International Finance (IIF, Washington) now expects global GDP to grow only by 2.3%

Shanghai–Europe Freight Rate Index Has Dropped by 28% for Two Months

Shanghai–Europe Freight Rate Index Has Dropped by 28% for Two Months

The World Container Index (WCI) assessed by Drewry for Shanghai to Northern Europe routes has reached a record low of $10,000 per a 40ft container at the 18th calendar week, and it continues to fall.

China–EU Transit Switches to Southern Routes

China–EU Transit Switches to Southern Routes

Turkey, Kazakhstan, Georgia, and Azerbaijan signed a declaration on the East-West Middle Corridor with the Caspian Transit.

Two Largest European Ports Reduce Container Turnover

Two Largest European Ports Reduce Container Turnover

Container turnover in Rotterdam, which is the largest European container port and which transports about a third of all containers transshipped through northern European hubs decreased by 1.4% to 3.6 million TEU in the first quarter of 2022.

Hundreds of Vessels are Queuing Up at Chinese Ports

Hundreds of Vessels are Queuing Up at Chinese Ports

A number of vessels waiting to load or unload in the combined anchorage of Shanghai with Ningbo, where vessels are waiting for entry into ports, has increased by 17% in comparison to the previous month.

The Cost of Shipping a Container from China to Northern Europe Has Fallen by 20%

The Cost of Shipping a Container from China to Northern Europe Has Fallen by 20%

In the first half of April 2022, the World Container Index (WCI) assessed by Drewry has decreased to 8 thousand US dollars per FEU, which is close to the level of the end of June 2021.

Road Freight Transport Rates in Europe Almost Doubled in a Year

Road Freight Transport Rates in Europe Almost Doubled in a Year

Road transport rates in Europe grow every year so they are not likely to decrease as the main factors driving the growth will remain for a long time.

Import volume into Russia declined down 49% compared to February

Import volume into Russia declined down 49% compared to February

Import volume into Ukraine remained low this week, down 82% compared to 14-20 February.

European road freight capacity has been reduced by up to 7%

European road freight capacity has been reduced by up to 7%

A recent report in Germany’s most-read news site, Der Speigel, contained information regarding an internal document by Germany’s DSLV transport federation.

Freight Flows from China to Europe and Russia Are Redistributed by Modes of Transport

Freight Flows from China to Europe and Russia Are Redistributed by Modes of Transport

Amid sanctions and the search for alternative supply chains, market participants are talking about the difficulties with the existing rail freight routes from China via Russia.

Fuel Prices Have Reached the Level When It Has Become “Impossible to Work”

Fuel Prices Have Reached the Level When It Has Become “Impossible to Work”

Diesel prices are rising amid fears of a global economic crisis from the military conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Shipping Delays to European Ports Continue to Increase

Shipping Delays to European Ports Continue to Increase

FourKites, the supply chain visibility platform, states that the shipment time to the European ports has increased by 25% compared to the data from February 17.

Diesel fuel shortage looms in the world market

Diesel fuel shortage looms in the world market

According to Insights Global, a Dutch consulting company, at the beginning of February, stocks of diesel fuel and fuel oil in storage in the European refining and storage area Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) were at their lowest for this season since 2008

More than two weeks in line at the border

More than two weeks in line at the border

Two queues of trucks were formed at the Privalka checkpoint. One is for truck drivers who enter Lithuania on a common basis, and the other is for those who have a paid pass.

Freight Rates. Current Situation and Forecasts

Freight Rates. Current Situation and Forecasts

Freight rates for all modes of transport have been unstable and mainly increasing. Read more on the market outlook as well as the reasons for rate growth in the consolidated information prepared by experts.

Elimination of Subsidies Will not Affect Freight Train Transport Services from China

Elimination of Subsidies Will not Affect Freight Train Transport Services from China

The Global Times (Huanqiu shibao), the Chinese newspaper, published the results of survey of rail freight users on the possible abolition of government export subsidies for transportation.

Combination of Rail and Sea Is a Sustainable Trend of Alternative Transport

Combination of Rail and Sea Is a Sustainable Trend of Alternative Transport

In the context of serious problems in the maritime transport industry (the rates and delivery time have increased, while the accurate forecasting has become impossible), the market of multimodal transport combined with rail and “short sea” is growing. The flow of goods from China to Europe via Baltic ports is increasing.