Unexpectedly prices in the Far East freight market have further reduced and the low prices seem to be set to continue through to the end of June.
The consequence of the latest dip in rates is that some lines have become completely overloaded with business. As a result the affected lines have backlogs of containers waiting to ship at origin of up to two weeks .
At K&L Freight we are spending a lot of time and effort ensure that we avoid these bottlenecks by swapping carriers as necessary so that containers move as planned whilst at the same time our customers get to enjoy the very low freight rates that are currently available.
As our regular customers will know, freight rates from China and the Far East have been on a roller coaster ride for much of the year and currently are now at an all time low.
It may seem odd that a mature market dominated by four large consortia should behave in this way especially when the latest estimates conclude that the China to Europe container import industry is still growing.
Nepal airfreight is on the move again, but progressing slowly. While the general flow of humanitarian cargo into Kathmandu’s International Airport has been improving, charterers on the ground report restrictions on landing slots and aircraft loading weights.
Imposed by Nepal’s civil aviation authorities, these restrictions are limiting the efficiency of aid operations and delaying the arrival of supplies into the country. In recent days, damage to the runway has seen landing and take-off weights of freighters limited to 196 tonnes in order to reduce runway damage.
K&L Freight is showing support for young athletes in Cheshire by sponsoring the 2015 Cheshire Rugby Cup.
As avid rugby fans, company directors Chris Buckley and Martin Kidd are encouraging local participation in the sport by supporting the Under 11’s youth tournament at Winnington Park Rugby Football Club.
Director Chris Buckley will be presenting the cup to the winning team at the event on 26 April.
He said: “We’re inspired by the passion and level of commitment these young rugby players demonstrate at every match.
Cross trade shipments are an important part of our service offering. Thanks to our international network of agents, we make it easier than ever for clients to ship their cargo directly between countries – without having to be routed through the UK.
This service has been especially useful for one of our automotive clients. Specialising in Porsche engines, the company is a world-renowned expert in automotive repair and maintenance of high-performance engines.
One of our largest clients provides specialist components for food production lines. To maintain the growth of their business, the client required in-depth knowledge about cross trades and how to import from China in the most efficient way.
Initially, the client chose to import from China directly to the UK. However, as the company grew, opportunities to market their products across Europe grew more attractive.
Rather than import everything to the UK,
Global freight forwarder, K&L Freight has launched a new responsive website this week.
The UK logistics company specialises in import and export of air and sea freight to countries such as China, India and the United States. The redesigned website was developed by the digital team at Parker Design and aims to better meet the needs of clients, whether they’re using a laptop, tablet or mobile device.
As well as an updated look and feel,
Mark Fearnley joins international logistics specialist, K&L Freight, to lead the Cheshire-based company’s new business team.
“We’re delighted that Mark has chosen to continue his career at K&L Freight,” says Director, Chris Wood. “His knowledge and expertise in the international logistics industry will allow us to continue to expand the range of import export services available to our clients.”
Mark was most recently a branch manager with respected international shipping firm,
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Rising demand will boost the financial performance of container manufacturers over the next two years, according to one leading forecaster.
Nilesh Tiwary, an equity analyst at Drewry, said annual box deliveries would grow 14% this year, 5% in 2015 and 9% in 2016 due to favourable demand-supply dynamics in the container shipping industry.
Box replacement demand would also increase over the period as more resale outlets were opened in emerging markets.