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India’s share of global manufacturing and exports forecast to rapidly expand

India is poised to become a major global manufacturer and exporter as multi-nationals seek alternatives to China and investment transforms trade processes and logistics infrastructure, according to senior trade experts and practitioners. Speaking on the latest episode of The Freight Buyers’ Club podcast, produced with the support of Dimerco...

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‘Whipsaw effect’ on demand and investment will result in consolidation and bankruptcies across freight markets, says leading analyst

Heavy investment at the height of the pandemic has created excess capacity across freight markets and modes of transport, both in the US and globally, according to Paul Bingham, Director of Supply Chain Transportation Consulting, S&P Global Market Intelligence. Now demand is softening, this is exposing the financial vulnerability...

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USWC docker deal will not stem US import drift from West to East Coast

Logistics investments have locked in some trade to eastern terminals, says RILA’s Jessica Dankert The expansion of the Panama Canal locks and ambitious port investments have helped shift the logistics watershed of the US eastwards, claims Alphaliner’s Jan Tiedemann   The “tentative” end of the impasse between US West...

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Container shipping is now “maxed out” claims leading shipping analyst

Jan Tiedemann, Head Analyst at Alphaliner, says “for the first time in history” the latest fleet additions are replacement vessels rather than designed to boost global capacity and increase the penetration of containerisation.   With record deliveries of container ships expected this year and next, most analysts have predicted...

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Analyst: Looming US economic recession might not kill the peak season

Analyst: Looming US economic recession might not kill the peak season  Freight markets and economic growth have decoupled in the past and may do so again, according to Lee Klaskow, Senior Freight and Transportation Logistics Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence.  “Even if we do go into a recession, I don’t necessarily...

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Flexport to roll-out last-mile e-commerce offering globally after Shopify deal

Flexport’s acquisition of the assets of Shopify’s logistics fulfilment business, including Deliverr, will eventually result in the digital freight forwarder rolling out last-mile e-commerce solutions to shippers globally, according to Parisa Sadrzadeh, Senior Vice President, SMB Product & Technology at Flexport. Appearing on the next episode of The Freight Buyers’...

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