It’s been another stable, boring and rather disappointing year in the North American trade from Australia and carriers are unsure whether to be happy or sad.
What do bigger ships mean for shippers, asks DALE CRISP*
Cool heads or reefer madness?
This year’s rapid increase in capacity in the Australia-Europe trade suggests a leap in demand, but official statistics belie this. Instead, it’s growth on intermediate sectors and conditions on mostly-unrelated routes that are shaping trends.
IF PUNDITS had to pick an Australian container trade ripe for a substantial increase in capacity it is unlikely to…
Capacity steady but changes coming
The Southeast Asia trade has its endemic problems but carriers are currently basking in the glow of the export boost provided by bumper crop harvests. When that halo effect subsides will the old gripes resurface, or will imminent service changes contribute to lasting benefits?
The last two annual reviews of the Southeast Asia/ISC trade have remarked on the stability and discipline displayed by carriers – but 2016-17 is proving already to be a more unsettled time.