Suez Crisis II: Shippers call for surcharge scepticism

The Global Shippers Forum has called for line customers to show ‘surcharge scepticism’ as vessels get underway again following the Ever Given blockage in the Suez Canal. Secretary general James Hookham said: “Shippers should be wary of new surcharges and additional costs attributed to the Canal closure. Many goods will be spoilt or unsaleable by the time they are delivered, and expectations of supplementary payments and surcharges by carriers for late ... [+]

Global Shippers Forum welcomes ‘DIY’ container shipping efforts

Secretary general of the Global Shippers Forum, James Hookham, has described moves by leading forwarder Geodis and German purchasing group Xstaff to charter their own container ships from the Far East to Europe to beat soring liner rates and space shortages as “a really good innovation that should be welcomed”. However, ... [+]

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