NEWS

>> New mega alliances.more.

>> Transpacific - port coverage from April 1st.more.

>> Are direct services becoming less attractive for shipping lines?. more.

>> What happens to the small ships post Panama Canal expansion?. more.

>> Maersk to acquire Hamburg-Sud and reinforce its presence on the Latin America routes. more.

>>£0.5 trillion of trade passes through UK ports. More.

>> The future of rail freight and private investment. More.

>> The Northern Freight and Logistics report. More. 

>> Oxford Cambridge Expressway Study. More.

>> The potential impact of Brexit on trade. More.

>> India - the impact of shipping lines’ consolidation and the cabotage rule change. More.

>> Iran – changes in maritime services post-sanctions. more.

>> 'India: The only way is up' say MDST in an article published by Lloyds List. More.

>> Hanjin’s collapse - A wake-up call to the industry? More.

>> Peak season 2016: could the seemingly more rational shipping lines restore stability to the market?. More.

>> Panama Canal Expansion: the major announcements so far have been made by the CKYHE Alliance and G6 Alliance: each have indicated the upsizing of some of their vessels on the services passing through the Panama Canal as shown in MDS Transmodal's analysis. More.

>> CMA-CGM’s acquisition of Neptune Orient Lines and Cosco’s merger with China Shipping Container Line (CSCL), prompted the need for a few changes in the current capacity-sharing agreements amongst the shipping lines. More.

>> MDST has been appointed by Transport for the North (TfN), in partnership with York Aviation and Regeneris Consulting, to carry out a review of international passenger connectivity in the North of England. More.

>> Chris Rowland, Managing Director of MDST, presented the draft conclusions from the Transport for the North (TfN) Freight & Logistics Strategy at the Freight in the City Conference in Manchester on 3 March 2016. More.

>> With 22 maritime services, Iran is expected to see an increase of around 250% in the capacity of container shipping passing through its ports in spring 2016, as shipping lines seek to benefit from the removal of sanctions. More.

>> MDST Chairman, Mike Garratt, wrote to the editor of RAIL magazine in March about the future of rail freight in Great Britain. More.

>> MDST has examined the evidence for Chinese ‘dumping’ of steel on the global and UK markets using its World Cargo Database, which allows it to monitor world trade by both volume and value and for detailed commodities. More.

>> East Asia export box trade sees growth of 1.7% in 2015, says MDST in an article published by Lloyds List. More.

>> The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has published road traffic forecasts which used MDST’s GB Freight Model (GBFM) to develop forecasts to 2040 for HGV traffic on the British road network. More.

>> Ports should be at the centre of distribution chains says MDST. More.

>> Based on its analysis of Eurostat port statistics and its own World Cargo Database, MDS Transmodal has concluded that ports handled 640 million tonnes in 2014, a market share of 40%. More.

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Insight

We are constantly monitoring and interpreting market developments for our clients and searching for issues and opportunities which they should address.  A selection of our recent thinking on key issues in the freight and logistics markets are provided below.

Container Shipping bulletin February 2017. bulletin.

Container Shipping bulletin November 2016. bulletin.  

Container Shipping bulletin August 2016. bulletin. 

Container Shipping bulletin May 2016. bulletin.


Impact of container shipping alliances for the European market (MDS Transmodal presentation, November 2014).

Economic perspectives for the container industry - implications for the European intermodal sector (MDS Transmodal presentation, November 2014).

The potential impact of ECAs on the strategy in the unitload sector (MDS Transmodal presentation, November 2014).

Competitiveness of RoRo and container sectors in Europe and the Baltic (MDS Transmodal presentation, September 2014).

Maritime trade - past, present and (medium term) future (MDS Transmodal presentation, July 2014).

Market overview of global and Mediterranean regional port market (MDS Transmodal presentation, April 2014).

The case for the well-informed shipper (MDS Transmodal presentation, April 2014).

Role of ports industry in coal and gas (MDS Transmodal presentation, March 2014).

Global outlook for RoRo market (MDS Transmodal presentation, February 2014).