Provide perspective on current market dynamics related to ocean container shipping, both Full-container (FCL) and Less-than container (LCL) markets, by regions and specific trade lanes
Discuss the primary differences between Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCOs) and Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOs) through the lens of the major ocean carriers and strategies for shippers to consider when approaching contract season and negotiating throughout the year
Common carrier fees and charges ranging from general rate increases (GRIs), and peak season surcharges (PSS), to fuel or bunker adjustment factors (BAF), among others
Discuss the impact of the “low sulfur rule” on the market and the effects of slow-steaming and longer transit times that are likely to come as a result
Expertise in dry bulk ocean services, and whether to engage vessel owners and operators directly, or ship/freight brokers based on volumes, required vessel equipment/sizes, ports of call, and global regions of operation