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Ocean and Air Freight Market Updates

Flexport publishes a regular Market Update, sharing rate trends, predictions, and other news that can impact your supply chain. (The Market Update is now weekly! If you'd like to subscribe via email, sign up here.)

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Freight Market Update: January 16, 2019

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! ⚠️Urgent Updates⚠️ LA and NY Trucking Experiencing Congestion We’re seeing extreme congestion at Los Angeles/Long Beach and New York ports, as a result of the influx of...

Freight Market Update: January 9, 2019

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates UK Ports Remain Extremely Congested UK ports are very congested, which is causing tight trucking capacity and a decline in port...

Freight Market Update: January 2, 2019

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates UK Ports Remain Extremely Congested UK ports are very congested, which is causing tight trucking capacity and a decline in port...

Freight Market Update: December 19, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates UK Ports Remain Extremely Congested UK ports are very congested, which is causing tight trucking capacity and a decline in port...

Freight Market Update: December 12, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates UK Ports Remain Extremely Congested UK ports are very congested, which is causing tight trucking capacity and a decline in port...

Freight Market Update: December 5, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates UK Ports Remain Extremely Congested UK ports are very congested, which is causing tight trucking capacity and a decline in port...

Freight Market Update: November 28, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates UK Ports Remain Extremely Congested UK ports are very congested, which is causing tight trucking capacity and a decline in port...

Freight Market Update: November 21, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Expect Delays Due to Holidays Truckers, rail, and barge operators will have days off during Christmas and New Year’s Eve, so all...

Freight Market Update: November 14, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Hapag-Lloyd Forecasts Continued Growth Through 2018 Peak season’s high transport volumes are helping the carrier recover from the...

Freight Market Update: November 7, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Transatlantic Westbound Lane Experiencing Tight Capacity UK ports are very congested, which is causing a decline in port productivity and...

Freight Market Update: October 31, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Transatlantic Westbound Lane Experiencing Tight Capacity UK ports are very congested, which is causing a decline in port productivity and...

Freight Market Update: October 24, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Impact of New IMO ECA Regulations The International Maritime Organization has mandated under new Emission Control Area regulations that...

Freight Market Update: October 17, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates LA-LB PierPass Flat Fee to Begin in November On Monday, the West Coast Marine Terminal Operators Agreement (WCMTOA) announce that it...

Freight Market Update: October 10, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Hurricane Michael Accelerates Through Central Georgia Hurricane Michael, which made landfall as a Category 4+ hurricane on Mexico Beach,...

Freight Market Update: October 3, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Transatlantic Westbound (TAWB) Services Booked 2 Weeks Out UK ports are very congested, which is causing a decline in port productivity...

Freight Market Update: September 26, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Super Typhoon Trami Expected to Make Landfall in Japan on Sunday Category 3 Super Typhoon Trami is expected to hit the Ryukyu islands...

Freight Market Update: September 19, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Blank Sailings: Expect Ocean Space to Remain Tight as Carriers Cancel Sailings As we head into a traditional off-peak season, between...

Freight Market Update: September 12, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Shippers Prepare for Hurricane Florence Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall on Thursday, September 13th, as a category 4...

Freight Market Update: September 5, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates TPEB Services Full Into Late September TPEB space is full/rolling, and we recommend booking services as early as possible - at least 3-4...

Freight Market Update: August 29, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Despite Stable Capacity, Ro-Ro Sector Remains On Guard The roll on, roll off (ro-ro) sector remains on guard due to factors such as...

Freight Market Update: August 22, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Overbooked Ships Cause Thousands of Containers to Roll U.S. importers are having a more difficult time this year getting their cargo on...

Freight Market Update: August 15, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Maersk Expects Lower-Than-Planned Earnings Rising fuel prices, escalating trade tensions, and soft freight rates are three factors...

Freight Market Update: August 8, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Maersk Expects Lower-Than-Planned Earnings Rising fuel prices, escalating trade tensions, and soft freight rates are three factors...

Freight Market Update: August 1, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Peak Season Came Early This Year U.S. import volumes are increasing ahead of the holiday retail season for a number of reasons,...

Freight Market Update: July 25, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates TPEB Services Are a Full 3 Weeks Out Services on the TPEB lane are three weeks out, and we recommend booking at least 14 days in advance...

U.S. Trucking Market Update: Summer 2018

The United States trucking market is experiencing an acute driver shortage. The industry is failing to attract new drivers and is predicted to be short by more than 100,000 drivers by 2022. Port drayage, OTR, and LTL companies will be...

Freight Market Update: July 18, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Impact of New IMO ECA Regulations The International Maritime Organization has mandated under new Emission Control Area regulations that...

Freight Market Update: July 11, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Trans Pacific Carriers Announce Emergency Bunker Surcharges for July The rising price of oil, which is set by the Brent Crude Oil price,...

Freight Market Update: June 28, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Temporary Port Closures Scheduled All West Coast ports in the U.S. will be closed on 7/4 and 7/5; all other inland and ocean ports will...

Freight Market Update: June 20, 2018

Ocean Freight Market Updates EU Responds to U.S. Tariffs With Rebalancing Measures Responding to President Trump’s duties on steel and aluminum imports, the EU will start imposing retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods on Friday. These...

Market Update: June 13, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Container Lines Worry About Repercussions of Sulphur Cap The International Maritime Organization (IMO) decided to implement a 0.50%...

Market Update: June 6, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates China Customs Advanced Manifest requirements The General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) is changing...

Market Update: May 30, 2018

Ocean Freight Market Updates Bunker Surcharges Not Embraced by Shippers New emergency bunker surcharges (EBSs), which started last week with announcements from MSC, Maersk, and CMA-CGM, are sparking anger among shipping and 3PL...

Market Update: May 23, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Trans-Pacific Spot Rates Rise Just in time for the summer-autumn peak season, Trans-Pacific spot rates made their first year-over-year...

Market Update: May 16, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Brazilian Customs Offices Hit With More Strikes The National Union of Fiscal Auditors began a 30-day walk out on Monday, which will...

Market Update: May 9, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates GRI Announcements for May 14th, May 15th, & July 1st A General Rate Increase (GRI) has been announced for the following lanes and dates: ...

Market Update: May 2, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates GRI Announcements for July 1st, May 14th, and May 15th A General Rate Increase (GRI) has been announced for the following lanes and...

Market Update: April 25, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates GRI Announcements for May 1st & 15th A General Rate Increase (GRI) has been announced for the following lanes and dates: Transpacific...

Market Update: April 18, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates GRI Announcements for May 1st & 15th A General Rate Increase (GRI) has been announced for the following lanes and dates: Transpacific...

Market Update: April 11, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates GRI Announced for April 15 Carriers have announced a TPEB General Rate Increase (GRI) for April 15. The April 1 GRI for TAWB was...

Market Update: April 4, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates April 1 GRI Expected to Hold Early indications are that the GRI will hold, as rates were low in March. TAWB Space Remains Full...

Market Update: March 28, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Planned Steel & Aluminum Tariffs Could Fuel Asia-Oceania Trade Carriers predict a 5 to 7 percent growth in demand for Asia-Australia-New...

Market Update: March 21, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates March 18 GRI is Canceled Carriers have canceled the March 18 GRI. Rates are down from Asia and India to the U.S., as well as from Asia...

Market Update: March 14, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Rates are down slightly this week The March 18 GRI was canceled, and rates have decreased slightly from last week. Carriers have...

Market Update: March 7, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Rates are down this week, expected to hold steady or decrease slightly next week The March 1 GRI was canceled, and rates are down from...

Market Update: February 28, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates March 1 GRI is canceled; March 15 GRI postponed to March 18 Carriers have canceled the March 1 GRI, and rates are down from Asia and...

Market Update: February 21, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Rates to the U.S. are down slightly The February 15 GRI was canceled, and rates from Asia to the U.S. are down slightly this week. We...

Market Update: February 14, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Rates are steady; no GRI announced until March 1 Rates are looking much like they did last week, and we expect further stability -- or...

Market Update: February 7, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates No GRI until March 1 Carriers have canceled the February 14 GRI, with the next GRI expected to come on March 1. In spite of the upcoming...

Market Update: January 31, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates The February 1 GRI was heavily mitigated Carriers implemented the Feb. 1 GRI at a fairly low rate, especially considering the...

Market Update: January 24, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates The January 21 GRI was weaker than expected Carriers implemented the January 21 GRI at $100-$200/FEU for both USWC and USEC. USWC rates...

U.S. Trucking Market Update: Winter 2018

This winter, many importers are feeling the impact of the drayage situation at certain U.S. ports: slowdowns, delays, and higher costs. Some of this is weather-related: Winter weather conditions are notoriously difficult on port and...

Market Update: January 17, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates January 15 GRI implemented for USEC, postponed for USWC Carriers implemented a January 15 GRI of $500/TEU for Asia <> U.S. East Coast....

Market Update: January 10, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates The January 1 GRI is holding for USEC, eroding slightly for USWC The January 1 GRI was implemented at $400/FEU for Asia <> US East...

Market Update: January 3, 2018

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates The January 1 GRI will hold The January 1 GRI was implemented at $300/FEU for the USWC, $400/FEU for the USEC, and about $200/FEU for...

Market Update: December 20, 2017

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Air Freight Market Updates Rates are still high, and capacity remains tight Rates aren’t rising, but they’re holding steady at their previous (high) levels. ...

Market Update: December 13, 2017

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Air Freight Market Updates Rates are stabilizing ex-Asia; demand remains high Demand is still high out of Hong Kong, but it’s no longer increasing. The big holiday...

Market Update: December 6, 2017

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Air Freight Market Updates High rates and strong demand will continue through December All season, rates have stayed sky-high, and demand has been “crazy.” Rates...

Market Update: November 29, 2017

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Air Freight Market Updates Air demand is still “crazy,” with rates to match Demand for air freight has stayed very high, with one forwarder telling the Loadstar that...

Market Update: November 22, 2017

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Air Freight Market Updates E-commerce continues to drive high demand and high rates Strong e-commerce sales continue, with rates still climbing -- although, notably,...

Market Update: November 15, 2017

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Air Freight Market Updates Demand is High, Rates are High, and Space is Severely Constrained Black Friday rush is contributing to high prices and space constraints...

Market Update: November 8, 2017

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Air Freight Market Updates: Rates Are Very High, and Space Is Extremely Tight Space constraints are worse than ever, and rates are still climbing Capacity issues are...

Market Update: November 1, 2017

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Rates are up this week Carriers announced the November 1 GRI at $600/FEU, but wound up implementing it at $300-$400/FEU. This has...

Market Update: October 25, 2017

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates GRI announced for November 1 Rates from Asia to the U.S. have been trending slightly downward since September 1. Carriers have announced...

Market Update: October 19, 2017

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Ocean’s peak season is over We’re past Golden Week, and we don’t expect to see any dramatic increases in ocean freight rates until the...

Market Update: October 12, 2017

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Blank sailings this week . . . Carriers announced many blank sailings this week (as is typical during and after Golden Week). . . ....

Market Update: October 5, 2017

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates: October 5, 2017 It’s Golden Week, and the ocean market is quiet The October 1 GRI was canceled, and it’s likely that rates will...

Market Update: September 28, 2017

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates Expect blank sailings after Golden Week Golden Week is coming up October 1-8; during this national holiday, factories in China will be...

Market Update: September 21, 2017

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates: September 21, 2017 Peak season volatility continues Rates are gradually returning to pre-peak levels, or, in the case of Asia - U.S....

Market Update: September 14, 2017

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates: September 14, 2017 Peak season brings volatile rates Rates are generally steady or increasing slightly, and space remains very tight...

Market Update: September 7, 2017

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates: September 7, 2017 Peak season brings volatile rates Rates are steady or dropping slightly, but space remains very tight from Asia to...

Market Update: August 30, 2017

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Market Updates: August 30, 2017 Hurricane Harvey: impact and recovery Hurricane Harvey has brought devastating wind, rain, and flooding to southeast...

Market Update: August 23, 2017

Want to receive our weekly Market Update via email? Subscribe here! Ocean Freight Rates: August 23, 2017 Peak season is here! Volumes are up as businesses prepare for the winter holidays. As indicated above, rates are down slightly...

Market Update: August 15, 2017

We publish a market update every week. Subscribe to these updates here! Ocean Freight Rates: August 15, 2017 Peak season is here! Volumes are up as businesses prepare for the winter holidays, and prices are rising. Space is very...

Market Update: July 2017

We publish a market update at the beginning of every month, and refresh rate predictions every week. Subscribe to these updates here! Ocean Freight Rates for July 2017 Updated July 26, 2017 Peak season is coming We’re heading into...

Market Update: June 2017

Ocean Rates for June 2017 Peak season is coming Peak season will kick off in July, which means that PSS may be applicable starting July 15. Space will tighten for Asia - US Space from Asia to the U.S. is expected to tighten beginning...

Market Update: May 2017

Ocean Rates for May 2017 Updated May 16, 2017 Other Ocean News Book ahead! As indicated above, space remains tight from Asia-Europe and India-U.S. We strongly recommend booking your shipment at least 2 weeks ahead of time. Contract...

Market Update: April 2017

Ocean Rates for April 2017 As the chart shows, no matter where you’re shipping from, space is tight. Booking 2-3 weeks ahead of time is going to be very important over the next couple of weeks. New Ocean Alliances: Impact on Space,...

Market Update: March 2017

Ocean Rates Ocean Alliances: The Big Reshuffle This month, the ocean carrier alliances will begin coming together (read all about their massive shift, and its implications, here). They’re just starting to announce some of their new...

Market Update: February 2017

Ocean Rates Rates are beginning to come down after the winter holiday and Chinese New Year peaks. Carriers have implemented blank sailings in February in an effort to keep rates from going down, but we still expect them to fall: U.S....