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Has Peak Season Reached its Peak?

CMO @ Xeneta at Xeneta
Jul. 27, 2016
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Has Peak Season Reached its Peak?

  1. [SURVEY RESULTS] HAS PEAK SEASON REACHED ITS PEAK?
  2. JOINTHE CONVERSATION ONTWITTER @XENETA_AS
  3. ABOUT XENETA At Xeneta we believe there is an untapped potential for everyone in the industry, to systematically learn from our individual and collective efforts. We hold true that "if you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it". That’s why we think actionable metrics is the key to continuously evolve for every business, and ultimately the entire industry. Rethinking global logistics is the vision of Xeneta. With international experience from the logistics industry, we have first-hand knowledge of the challenges related to high volatility and lack of transparency in the ocean freight market. By combining logistics background and information technology expertise, we found the solution to these challenges. WE ARE TRANSFORMING GLOBAL LOGISTICS
  4. ARE YOU PAYING THE RIGHT CONTAINER FREIGHT RATES? DISCOVER SAVINGS POTENTIAL IN REAL TIME. CONTACT US.
  5. DOES PEAK SHIPPING SEASON EVEN STILL EXIST?
  6. WE ASKEDTHIS QUESTION IN OUR LATESTTWITTER SURVEY ANDTHE MAJORITY OF RESPONSES, 69%, INDICATED PEAK SHIPPING SEASON NO LONGER EXISTS WHILE 31% INDICATEDTHAT IT STILL DOES.
  7. EACHTIME A GRI IS ANNOUNCED, EVERYONE HOLDSTHEIR BREATH IN ANTICIPATIONTHAT MAYBE THISTIMETHE RATES WILL STICK; HOWEVER, HOPES ARE USUALLY DASHEDTHANKSTOTHE GLUT OF SURPLUS CAPACITY EVEN THOUGHTHERE ARE SIGNS OF CAPACITY REMOVAL BY SOME SHIPPING LINES.
  8. THE TRADITIONAL PEAK SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING AS CONTAINER LINES IMPLEMENT GRIS EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1. AMONG THE ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE ORIENT OVERSEAS CONTAINER LINE (OOCL) ANNOUNCING AN $850 PER TEU ON THE ASIA TO NORTH EUROPE, THE MEDITERRANEAN AND BLACK SEA LANES CMA CGM PLANS TO IMPLEMENT A $600 PER TEU ON ASIA TO NORTH EUROPE AND HAPAG-LLOYD WILL INCREASE ITS ‘FAK’ (FREIGHT ALL KINDS) RATE ON THE ASIA TO EUROPE AND MEDITERRANEAN LANES BY $1,150 PER TEU.
  9. WHAT DOES "PEAK SEASON" REALLY MEAN?
  10. PEAK SEASON CAN MEAN DIFFERENT THINGS FOR DIFFERENT SECTORS. - Larry Gross, Senior Partner at freight transportation consultancy FTR.
  11. FOR EXAMPLE, FOR SMALL PARCEL DELIVERY COMPANIES, THE PEAK SEASON WAS USUALLY DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON BEGINNING IN NOVEMBER AND LASTING THROUGH JANUARY. BUT, IN AN EARLIER EARNINGS CALL, FRED SMITH, CEO OF FEDEX, REMARKED THAT BECAUSE OF THE MASSIVE GROWTH IN E-COMMERCE, THE COMPANY ANTICIPATES SEVERAL ‘MINI- PEAKS’ THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
  12. COMPARED TO 20-30 YEARS AGO, SHIPPERS ARE FAR MORE PREPARED FOR VOLUME SURGES, DUE TO TECHNOLOGICAL GAINS AVAILABLE TODAY PROVIDING ADVANCE INFORMATION ON INCOMING SHIPMENTS, AS WELL AS AN OPERATING ENVIRONMENT THAT IS MUCH LESS MANUAL TODAY AND RESULTED IN SMOOTHER AND MORE EFFICIENT TERMINAL OPERATIONS, COUPLED WITH A VAST INFUSION OF CAPITAL INVESTMENTS TO IMPROVE TERMINAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND CAPACITY, WHICH BENEFITS BOTH SHIPPERS AND OVER ALL NETWORK PERFORMANCE - A spokesperson forTransplace noted In a Logistics Management article.
  13. INDEED, THANKS TO TECHNOLOGY GAINS, TRANSPORTATION OF GOODS IS BECOMING MORE EFFICIENT AND AS A RESULT, THE TRADITIONAL PEAK SEASON IS ALSO CHANGING. PERHAPS THE PEAK SEASON AS MANY OF US REMEMBER IN YEARS PAST IS NOT AS IMPACTFUL AS IT ONCE WAS, BUT INSTEAD SPREAD OUT THROUGH THE YEAR AND AS MORE AND MORE SHIPPERS OPT TO HOLD ON TO MORE INVENTORY JUST-IN-CASE.
  14. WATCH OUR WEBINAR STAY ABREAST OF SHIPPING PRICE MOVEMENTS IN REAL TIME.
  15. LEARN HOW XENETA CAN HELP YOU GET INSIGHT AND INTELLIGENCE INTOYOUR GLOBAL OCEAN FREIGHT PRICES AND CHANGEYOUR LOGISTICS BUSINESS: REQUEST DEMO NOW
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