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Excellent service provided by RW Freight for Imports from China. Bookings are quick and easy and the cargo is delivered at the times advised. Always kept up to date if anything does change along the way.

China Import Freight
76628

We haven't experienced any difficulties with you in relation to our exports to Finland. We send you our bookings by fax or email, you enter them into your system and our goods are collected. No problems to mention!

Finland Customer 50872

RW Freight services provided an excellent collection service and we are looking forward to completing the next freight shipment with them.

Finland Freight Exports
77742

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Container shipping rates tumble

Having announced last week that they would impose a freight increase on the Asia Europe route in August, shipping lines have revealed that spot rates have fallen on average.  The Shanghai Containerised Freight Index showed that rates declined from 809 dollars per tonne two weeks ago,  to 800 dollars per tonne.

Shipping line hope that they will be able to increases on the trade; utilisation rates are gradually increasing as carriers reduce capacity on the Far East route.  Utilisation rates are running at 85 to 90%.

Freight forwarders are reluctant to believe that the carriers will be able to implement the suggested rises, as carriers are running below 100%.  There is a mixed picture on container availability; some carriers say there is a shortage, while some have been selling containers.

If shipping lines do manage to carry through the increase, the peak season is likely to be shorter than usual.