Shipping and Freight

Shipping and Freight
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The freight market is the market in the shipping industry which covers the transport of cargo. The first official freight market was the Baltic shipping exchange in the nineteenth century. However before that time there were already several places which could be seen as centres of freight market, for instance, the Baltic coffee house. Transport of goods over sea can be regulated in different types of chartering.  Shipping is the physical process of transporting commodities and merchandise goods and cargo by sea, and is extended in US English to refer to transport by land or air (UK English: "carriage"). "Logistics", a term borrowed from the military environment, is also fashionably used in the same sense.

Land or "ground" shipping can be by train or by truck (UK English: lorry). In air and sea shipments, ground transport is required to take the cargo from its place of origin to the airport or seaport and then to its destination because it is not always possible to establish a production facility near ports due to limited coastlines of countries. Ground transport is typically more affordable than air, but more expensive than sea especially in developing countries like India, where inland infrastructure is not efficient. [Source Wikipedia].

Featured Shipping and Freight News

[02 Dec 2019] Greek Minister of Shipping and Senior Executives of Shipping Companies Join Capital Link’s Annual Global Shipping Markets Roundtable

[23 Sep 2019] Global $14.1 Billion Airport Logistics Systems Market, 2025 - Opportunities in Green Freight, Blockchain Freight Management, Cloud & Big Data Analytics

[05 Sep 2019] Shanghai Shipping Exchange and CargoSmart Join Forces to Establish a New Shipping Index

[30 Jul 2019] Descartes ShipRush™ Ecommerce Shipping Solution Now Offers Full LTL Freight Support

[26 Jun 2019] With Aluminum Tariffs Lifted, Riisa Looks to Ramp Up Cross-Border Shipping to U.S. with Fr8Hub Digital Freight Marketplace

[19 Jun 2019] Lakefront Futures Launches Derivatives Group Focused on the Trucking & Freight Shipping Sector

[15 May 2019] Philippines Warehousing Market 2018E-2023E - Focus on Industrial/Retail Freight, Container Freight, Cold Storage, Agriculture and Others

[12 Mar 2019] February Freight Rates Slip Seasonally: DAT Freight Index

[11 Mar 2019] 35 Shipping Companies Presenting at Capital Link’s 13th Annual International Shipping Forum Monday, April 1, 2019 in NYC

[15 Feb 2019] Kuwait Freight Forwarding Market Outlook to 2022 by Sea, Air and Road Freight Movement; International and Domestic Freight; Express and Normal Delivery; Flow Corridors and End Users

[03 Dec 2018] Senior Executives of Shipping Companies to participate in Capital Link’s 12th Annual Global Shipping Markets Roundtable

[21 Nov 2018] Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Alcmene With BG Shipping

[12 Nov 2018] DAT Freight Index: Hurricanes Cause a Delay in October Freight Surge

[07 Nov 2018] Kuwait Warehousing (Industrial Freight/ Retail, Container Freight, Cold Storage, Agricultural Warehousing) Market 2018-2022

[05 Nov 2018] AtoB@C, Swedish shipping company owned by Aspo's ESL Shipping, acquires a 4,100 dwt dry bulk carrier

[31 Oct 2018] Transportation Blockchain Solutions Earn Filament a Freight.Tech 100 Award for the Most Innovative and Disruptive Companies in Freight

[24 Oct 2018] U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index™ Sees High Q3 Freight Shipment and Spend Levels, Shows Some Deceleration

[10 Oct 2018] DAT Freight Index: September Spot Freight Volume Slips 14%, in Seasonal Trend

[10 Sep 2018] DAT Freight Index: August Spot Freight Falls Below 2017 Levels, as Rates Remain 20% Higher

[18 Jul 2018] Aethlon Capital Advises Manna Freight Systems on Its Sale to Pilot Freight Services

[10 Jul 2018] Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Maera With ST Shipping

[08 Jun 2018] DAT Freight Index: Seasonal Demand Boosts Freight Rates in May

[22 Mar 2018] Dry Bulk Shipping ETF, Ticker: BDRY - Launches as the First Freight Futures ETF

[07 Mar 2018] Safe Bulkers, Inc. Announces Participation at the 11th DNB Oil, Offshore and Shipping Conference and 12th Annual Capital Link International Shipping & Offshore Forum and Deutsche Banks’s 2018 Shipping Summit

[07 Feb 2018] 32 Shipping Companies Presenting at Capital Link’s 12th Annual International Shipping Forum Monday, March 12, 2018 in NYC

[05 Feb 2018] Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Direct Continuation of Time Charter Contract for m/v Selina With BG Shipping

[19 Oct 2017] U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index™ Benchmarks State of Shipping Industry

[26 Jan 2017] ShipWorks Shipping Software Launches Version 5 with Faster Shipping Label Processing and Enhanced Order Import Capabilities

[23 Jan 2017] Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contracts for m/v Los Angeles With SwissMarine and m/v Selina With BG Shipping

[26 Apr 2016] Pitney Bowes Introduces Shipping APIs for USPS Rating and Shipping Services

[11 Apr 2016] YRC Freight Introduces New Faster Standard “Accelerated” Shipping Service

[26 Jan 2016] YRC Freight Adds Former Senior Con-way Freight and FedEx Freight Executives to the Team

[17 Aug 2015] Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Artemis With China Shipping

[06 Aug 2015] TrueShip Releases New & Improved Ecommerce Shipping Guide for Users of ReadyShipper Shipping Software

[03 Aug 2015] Fastest-Growing Shipping and Freight Company Expands its Leading Edge Technology Capabilities

[24 Jul 2015] United States Domestic Freight Market Report 2015-2019 - Bulk & General Freight: Roadways, Railroad, Air, Waterways & Pipelines

[20 Jul 2015] $197.6 Million Settlement Affects Purchasers of Freight Forwarding Services Providing Domestic and International Shipping

[09 Jul 2015] Strong Freight Volume Adds 9% in June: DAT Freight Index

[10 Mar 2015] Simplifying Ecommerce Shipping: The Rakuten Shipping Software Module Is Now Included as a Complimentary Add-On in TrueShip's ReadyShipper

[11 Feb 2015] Simple Set-Up; Unbeatable Shipping Savings: TrueShip's ReadyShipper Shipping Software Now Comes With the BigCommerce Module Preinstalled

[10 Feb 2015] Smarter, Faster Ecommerce Shipping - TrueShip Releases ReadyShipper Shipping Software Update With the PayPal Integration Preinstalled

[06 Feb 2015] "Over-Easy" Shipping: TrueShip's Newegg Ecommerce Module Now Offered as Complimentary Add-On to ReadyShipper Shipping Software

[03 Feb 2015] Faster Shipping; Instant Savings -- The Popular Etsy Ecommerce Module Is Now Pre-Integrated in ReadyShipper Shipping Software

[28 Jan 2015] Effortless Fulfillment; Impressive Shipping Savings -- ReadyShipper Shipping Software Now Includes the WooCommerce Integration as Complimentary Add-On for New Users

[26 Jan 2015] Faster Setup; Lucrative Shipping Savings -- The Amazon Ecommerce Integration Now Comes Preinstalled in ReadyShipper Shipping Software

[12 Dec 2014] ReadyShipper Shipping Software Now Comes With the Volusion Ecommerce Shipping Module Preinstalled

[21 Oct 2014] BlueGrace Logistics Adds Industry Professional Andreas Katsaros to Award-Winning Freight-Shipping Network

[10 Sep 2014] Research and Markets: Global Freight Management System (Freight Operation Management, Freight Information, Security & Monitoring, Cargo Screening, Logistics Management) Market 2014-2019

[26 Jun 2014] Platts Introduces Dry Freight Shipping Publication Featuring 100+ Daily Price Assessments for Metals and Agricultural Commodities

[11 Jun 2014] Spot Market Freight Volume Remains High in May: DAT Freight Index

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