China’s Taiwan sabre-rattling could affect shipping – but effect will be limited, says expert

China’s military activity in the Taiwan Strait could affect global supply chains says shipping technology firm Container xChange.China mounted a series of intensive drills in the region, including firing missiles, to show its displeasure at US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island nation, which Beijing regards as a breakaway province of Greater China. It has striven over the decades to prevent other countries from recognising Taiwan as a ... [+]

Box prices in free-fall, says Container xChange

Second-hand container prices are plummeting due to oversupply, said box trading and leasing firm Container xChange in its latest analysis. It said that congestion at ports in early 2020 led to the panic ordering of record numbers of new boxes and, with markets reopening and demand softening, there is now ... [+]

Shipping tech firm predicts chaotic Christmas

This year’s summer peak season cargo surge will be even more chaotic for global supply chains than the 2021 peak, according to a shipper survey by the Container xChange marketplace. The ‘xChange Industry Pulse Survey’ found that 51% of respondents expect the 2022 iteration of the peak season to be worse ... [+]

Lockdowns, not Ukraine pose biggest threat to China supply chain, says expert

Covid lockdowns could cause greater damage to China's supply chain than the Russia-Ukraine crisis, says the  Container xChange logistics platform in its latest analysis. It says that, two weeks since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, there seems to be a negligible impact on container prices and leasing rates in China while container ... [+]

Container industry wary of 2022 – but rates could tumble

Global container logistics players wary of the future in 2022 and are rethinking their strategies, according to a survey by trading and leasing operator Container xChange published on 8 December. The survey of 800 shipping lines, container traders, forwarders, NVOCCs, shippers and procurement companies found that 75% are rethinking their ... [+]

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