Episodes

US West Coast truckers ready for box import surge (but less keen on buying non-diesel trucks)

In this news insights episode of The Freight Buyers’ Club, host Mike King is talking U.S. trucking, drayage, domestic freight demand and international trade with Matt Schrap, CEO of the Harbor Trucking Association. Among other topics, they delve into: The readiness of US West Coast truckers to cope with for an...

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Is the Port of Long Beach ready to receive a new wave of container imports?

In this news insight episode of The Freight Buyers’ Club, Noel Hacegaba, Chief Operating Officer at the Port of Long Beach, outlines why the de facto closure of the Suez Canal to container shipping, low water levels on the Panama Canal, and the threat of union action at rival...

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The 2024 trade and economic growth outlook as geopolitical headwinds intensify

In this special News Insight episode of The Freight Buyers’ Club, host Mike King discusses the following with Robert Subbaraman, Head of Global Markets Research at Nomura: Global economic and trade prospects in 2024 Asia exports outlook Geopolitical risk in 2024 The slowdown in China Freight rates and inflation Trade and a Trump Presidency Protectionism vs...

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A shipper’s view: Maersk/Hapag, The Red Sea crisis, CNY and freight rate strategy

In this episode, produced with the support of Dimerco Express Group, host Mike King has an in-depth discussion with Bjorn Vang Jensen, Executive Director for International Transport at American multinational Cummins, on all things shipping and supply chain. They discuss what the Gemini Cooperation agreement between Hapag-Lloyd and Maersk means...

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Why the threat of strikes at US east coast ports is pushing retailer cargo back to the west coast

In this clip from EP14 of The Freight Buyers' Club podcast, produced with the support of Dimerco Express Group, host Mike King hears that the threat of union action at US east and Gulf coast ports later this year is already prompting retailers to route cargo via west coast...

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IATA: Geopolitical turmoil and air cargo markets in 2024

In this special new insight episode, host Mike King and Brendan Sullivan, Global Head, Cargo, International Air Transport Association (IATA), discuss if air cargo is ready to fill supply chain shortages emerging as a result of the Red Sea shipping crisis. They also look at the performance of the air...

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