Travel journal – visiting agents in Turkey
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Could a decrease in sea freight tariffs finally be on the horizon?
It has been all over the logistics media over the last few weeks: After years of rising sea freight tariffs, a change seems afoot. Tariffs have been dropping almost all of this year. Even now the peak season is here, the decrease is persistent. What are the expectations for the rest of the year? Let’s look at the facts and possible obstacles.
No, we are not able to predict the future. But we can recognise changes in the market in good time and respond to them quickly. Coronavirus, the war in Ukraine, the nitrogen crisis. And these are only the major events from recent years. Whereas the latter had been on the horizon for years, the former two were completely unexpected. It is at these times that we prove our strength, as an IT-driven forwarder with a personal approach and a strong network.
Severe congestion issues in Northern European ports
After months of closures, life in the Chinese port city of Shanghai is slowly returning to ‘normal’. Since it reopened on 1 June, enormous strides have been made to clear the cargo backlog. Whereas the worst inconvenience is behind us in Shanghai, problems are now expected to arise in Northern Europe. This is because this great big mountain of cargo will soon reach the already overstretched terminals.
European driving bans for freight traffic summer 2022
The Netherlands staggers the start and end of summer holidays over several weeks. However, this is not the case in other European countries, where everyone goes on holiday at the same time. To relieve the large-scale holiday traffic, these countries often introduce additional driving bans for freight traffic throughout July and August. Where and when are the driving bans and what should you take into account when scheduling your European road transport?