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JOC’s Top 10 Shipping Trends in 2015

JOC’s Top 10 Shipping Trends in 2015

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Let’s check out the Top Shipping trends that shaped 2015 according to JOC:

1. Significant drop in oil, fuel prices

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2. Acquisition flurry in the logistics sector

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3. International Longshore and Warehouse Union contract

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4. Financial strains, possible consolidation of ocean carriers

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5. China’s slowdown and its impact

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6. US truck capacity swings from ‘crunch’ to ‘calm’

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7. Port congestion

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8. Signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

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9. Intermodal rail’s slow recovery

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10. Decline of air cargo after a strong increase in late 2014-early 2015

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