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Balmy Q4 for sea freight as importers try to beat new tariff deadline

But higher bunker costs taking some shine off upside from Transpacific box traffic surge

The President Kennedy is part of APL's Eagle Express X service, which offers 11-day fast transit for shipments from Shanghai to Los Angeles. APL started the service before the US-China trade row erupted.


THE final quarter of the year is expected to yield bumper freight volumes and rates for box lines as importers and shippers race to beat additional tariffs in the new year arising from the US-China trade war.

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