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Keep on truckin' with Coppersmith.

After almost two years, the freight market downturn brings steep challenges for carriers and shippers. As we stand on the threshold of an uncertain 2024, it’s time to leverage expertise built over eight decades and a national network that’s expansive and ready to serve. Here’s why Coppersmith Global Logistics is the partner you need right now.

While LTL rates are at all-time highs, FTL rates are falling steadily, down almost 30% from their highest points during the peak of September 2021. The list of reasons reads like a list of wishes made during the pandemic, including: 

  • Reduced demand for retail goods.

  • More freight capacity with new trucks and drivers entering the market.

  • Easing of supply chain disruptions that had been driving up costs and transit times.

  • Higher interest rates, fuel prices, and inflation.

  • The uncertain outlook for the freight market in 2024.
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More trans-Pac blanked sailings ahead.

Carriers are using blanked sailings again to try and stop rates from falling lower on the trans-Pacific trade lane and avoid full route cancellations. Recent decreases in demand alongside increased capacity have overcorrected from the pandemic’s soaring rates and lack of space. It’s an expected occurrence that many shippers saw coming and prepared for ahead of time.

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Cargo insurance is critical.

Remember accidents can happen anywhere.

Adequate insurance protects your shipment from pilferage, loss, accidents and weather.

Contact Coppersmith for assistance.

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What would a government shutdown look like in logistics?

We'll find out if Congress cannot come together this weekend to pass funding. Freightwaves takes a closer look at which federal agencies are intrinsically linked to logistics and what can be expected in our industry if an agreement isn't reached.

Learn more about this at Freightwaves

Drought conditions at the Panama Canal continue to get worse, prompting a spike in VLGC rates to spike. Between the rates and the delays caused by the continued drought, many carriers are returning to and from North America and Asia via the Suez Canal or around the Cape of Good Hope.

Learn more from Hydrocarbon Engineering Magazine
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