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Container carrier's customers have reaped huge savings

Shippers are currently attacking liner companies for introducing an emergency bunker surcharge. According to Alphaliner, however, the criticism overshadows the fact that actual freight rates have been cut in half over the past 20 years.

Shippers make demands on EU's alliance acceptance

Global shippers are demanding clear advantages for customers if container carriers are to continue enjoying exemption from competition rules after 2020, says Chris Welsh, Secretary General of the Global Shippers' Forum, in comments to ShippingWatch.

Shippers: New weight surcharges unacceptable

The new container weight rules which entered into force on July 1st 2016 mean that all containers will be weighed under a new VGM system. Global Shippers Forum calls for unjustified charges introduced alongside the new regime to be withdrawn immediately.

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