Shipping rates, which totally collapsed in 2008, have shown some signs of life in the past few weeks, but it's still a pretty miserable environment. Along some Asia-Europe trade lines, shippers are charging $0 for suppliers to send their wares overseas. It literally couldn't get any worse.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Clusterstock's Joe Weisenthal covers a number of interesting beats, including global cargo carriers. His piece today reports that not only are some sea routes below their break-even, they're effectively free.
Naturally, the first thing that I thought was "Well, maybe they can make it up on volume."Sphere: Related Content