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Ocean rates continue to climb as peak season heats up 
 
Demand for ocean freight capacity on key trades continues to outstrip supply as peak season heats up, pushing listed Asia-North Europe spot freight rates past the US$13,000/FEU mark, “and sending Europe to South America rates spiking more than 30% since last week”, the latest spot market figures and analysis from digital freight platform Freightos indicate. 
 
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Ocean freight spot rates continue to surge 
 
Ocean freight spot rates have continued to surge over the last week, with average rises close to 5% compared with the previous week across the eight major East-West trades assessed by container shipping specialist Drewry, and further rises expected this week. 
 
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South China port disruptions ‘could extend to Christmas’ 
 
Dwell times at the major ports in and around the south China city of Shenzhen “remain disruptively high”, despite trending downward in recent days with the Port of Yantian at full capacity again, according to freight visibility platform Project44. 
 
It said the data suggests that disruptions related to China’s COVID-19 quarantine efforts could extend well into the year, impacting seasonal shipments as far out as Christmas. 
 
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Shipper competition driving up ocean freight rates 
 
Rates will keep rising while there is more cargo than capacity to ship it, with some cargo owners on long-term contracts and high volumes benefitting from their scale and gaining a significant competitive advantage 
 
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Ocean freight disruption could hasten re-positioning of supply chains 
 
The prolonged disruption to ocean freight logistics with continuing patterns of container equipment and vessel capacity shortages, port congestion and delays, could hasten structural change in global supply chains put to the severest of tests over the past 18 months. 
 
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Port congestion and rising demand forces carriers into schedule adjustments 
 
Increased demand and worsening port congestion in Asia is forcing the east-west alliance carriers to temporarily adjust their liner service networks. 
 
With long waits for berths on the US west coast and at several North European ports, attempts by shipping lines to recover a vessel’s schedule are being thwarted. 
 
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Ocean freight spot rates rise further 
 
Ocean freight spot rates on major East-West trades have seen further significant rises this week, including double-digit percentage rises on some transpacific and transatlantic lanes, the latest data from Drewry reveals, with further rises expected this week. 
 
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European road freight prices leap as available capacity plummets 
 
European road freight spot prices jumped by more than 8% in May to a three-year high as available capacity plummeted to a three-year low, according to the latest monthly analysis by Transporeon, which attributed the changes largely to signs of economic recovery after the worst effects of the pandemic. 
 
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Yantian ‘contagion’ will spread around the world 
 
Long-suffering cargo owners face another wave of pain as the terminal congestion from the coronavirus outbreak in southern China threatens to ripple around the world. 
 
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Asia-North Europe ocean rates 'jump' further 
 
Aside from another “jump” in Asia-North Europe ocean rates, which spiked 15% and US$500 past the US$10,000/FEU mark this week, prices stayed level on most major lanes, according to the latest international freight update published by digital rates specialist Freightos, which incorporates the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX). 
 
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