As container lines in the eastbound trans-Pacific make their annual sprint to the May 1 finish line to sign service contracts with their customers, victory is within reach. The question is who will declare it and how will it be measured?
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As May 1 Nears, Pacific Carriers Fight for Higher Rates
While many carriers complain about NVOCCs have driven down prices and pressed against carriers, it is carriers who have constantly played their space card wrong. The only time I could recall during the past 20 years when carriers correctly played their space card was 2010 when they practically got away with GRI every couple of months. For 2013, carriers are bringing more mega ships + adding more transpacific loops when the economic recovery is still very slow. Good luck with your GRI for 2013, Mr. Carriers. It won't be easy this year for carriers and NVOCCs alike when there is so much space out there.
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