Episodes

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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As a perfect storm hits global trade, will shippers be the biggest losers of 2024?

In this clip from EP14 of The Freight Buyers' Club podcast, produced with the support of Dimerco Express Group, host Mike King asks who will foot the bill as a combination of factors including diversions away from the Suez Canal impact global supply chains and trade. Mike is talking to:...

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Suez, Panama, geopolitics and union disputes: A shipper’s guide to risk in 2024

In this episode, host Mike King and guests examine the multiple challenges facing international trade in the early days of 2024 as supply chain disruptions mount and container shipping freight rates soar. The prime cause of these disruptions is attacks on container shipping services by Houthi rebels based in Yemen....

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The Suez Canal container shipping crisis – shipper options, expected rollovers and revised transit times

In this special news insight episode, Mike King is joined by Alvin Fuh, shipping veteran and current Special Assistant to Chief Executive Officer at Dimerco Express Group, for an update on the Red Sea/Suez Canal shipping crisis. They also explore shipper options as transit times increase and Asia-Europe ocean...

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