New report keeps track of soaring freight rates

Importers and exporters around the world are experiencing rising container shipping rates on most routes, despite the fall in fuel and other  vessel operating costs and better utilisation of capacity, says the Global Shippers Forum (GSF) in its latest report. Available capacity continues to lag growth in demand as global trade recovers from the Covid-19 induced shocks of the first half of 2020. The quarterly report is published in partnership with ... [+]

Driverless trucks could lead to ferry market shift

Driverless lorries could lead to an upsurge in ‘accompanied’ traffic on ro ro shipping, according to a white paper by the British Ports Association in collaboration with consultancy MDS Transmodal. If the legal and technical challenges to autonomous trucks can be overcome, it could lead to an 80% share for accompanied ... [+]

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