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As the holiday season closes in, Episode 7 of The Loadstar Podcast looks at what one of our guests believes will be the “the mother of all peak seasons”.

We also examine:

What next for air and ocean freight rates?

What options are still available to shippers looking to restock inventories before the holiday season finishes?

Why freight rates from South Asia have risen 50% in the last 2-3 weeks?

Is there any chance that Chinese New Year 2022 will bring order to ocean shipping, or are we already turning to 2023 for some respite?

What are the real economics of retailers chartering their own vessels?

With bellyhold capacity in short supply, who is investing in freighter aircraft?

And why is it only in the UK that a lack of truck drivers is causing acute shortages of everything, including fuel?

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Guests in this episode:

John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express

Paul Page, Editor of the Wall Street Journal’s Logistics Report

Alex Lennane and Gavin van Marle, Founders of The Loadstar

Bryn Atherton, Commercial Director of UK-based forwarder Allseas Global Logistics

Bjorn Vang Jensen, former Electrolux procurement veteran and current VP Advisory Services, Global Supply Chain, Sea-Intelligence


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