Episodes

Retailer inventory levels, container line peak season strategy and a tentative end to USWC docker impasse

In this episode host and producer Mike King explores the implications of the tentative west coast docker contract deal, the likely impact of lower water levels on the Panama Canal, retailer inventory stocks, whether there will be a shipping peak season in 2023, and just what container lines will...

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Why a US recession might not kill peak season; how the FMC’s new powers could reshape container shipping

In part 1 of this episode, produced with the support of Dimerco Express Group, host and producer Mike King speaks to Lee Klaskow, Senior Freight and Transportation Logistics Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence. He hears that while the US is likely heading in to a recession, this does not automatically mean...

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The Big Air Cargo Debate; west coast docker negotiations; Flexport/Shopify analysis

In Part 1 of this episode, host and editor Mike King speaks to two of the world’s most renowned air freight experts: Cathy Roberson, President, Logistics Trends & Insights LLC, and Brandon Fried, Executive Director, Airforwarders Association. Among other topics, they discuss: what next for air freight; the challenges facing...

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US ‘freight recession’; trans-Pac vs trans-Atlantic demand; pros and cons of non-China options.

In Part 1 of this episode. host and editor Mike King speaks to two freight and trade experts: Judah Levine, Head of Research at Freightos, and Jason Miller, US government advisor and Interim Chairperson, Department of Supply Chain Management, Michigan State University, Eli Broad College of Business. They discuss US...

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Exclusive: [Part 2] Container shipping titan Bronson Hsieh, former chairman of both Evergreen Shipping and Yang Ming Shipping

In part 2 of his interview with Bronson Hsieh, former chairman of both Evergreen Shipping and Yang Ming Shipping, host Mike King explores the implications of the Covid-era and the challenges facing container lines in the years ahead. Episode in more detail:   Conclusions from the Covid years (1.00) Liner-shipper relations (5.50) Will we...

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Exclusive: Container shipping titan Bronson Hsieh, former chairman of both Evergreen Shipping and Yang Ming Shipping (part 1)

In this episode of The Freight Buyers’ Club host Mike King gets a very rare and exclusive interview with one of the true titans of container shipping: Bronson Hsieh. Over a 45-year career, he has been chairman of not one, but two of the world’s biggest shipping lines –...

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