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Global Shippers' Forum Accuses Carriers of Skirting Contracts on 'Unprecedented Scale'

The Global Shippers' Forum said Friday it would continue to take liner regulation to the carrier industry, the group announced in a declaration from its annual meeting this week. GSF, which brings together shipper associations from Asia, Europe, North America and Africa, met in Macau this week. The group railed against carrier behavior this year."The past year has witnessed a variety of unacceptable shipping practices, ranging from the imposition of abrupt and opportunistic rate increases and surcharges, cargo 'rollovers,' the limitation of shipping capacity and a general lack of adherence to rate agreements and contractual arrangements on an unprecedented global scale," the declaration said. "This has resulted in major disruption to global supply chains, often resulting in delayed deliveries especially for time-sensitive shipments."

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The Global Shippers' Forum said Friday it would continue to take liner regulation to the carrier industry, the group announced in a declaration from its annual meeting this week. GSF, which brings together shipper associations from Asia, Europe, North America and Africa, met in Macau this week. The group railed against carrier behavior this year."The past year has witnessed a variety of unacceptable shipping practices, ranging from the imposition of abrupt and opportunistic rate increases and surcharges, cargo 'rollovers,' the limitation of shipping capacity and a general lack of adherence to rate agreements and contractual arrangements on an unprecedented global scale," the declaration said. "This has resulted in major disruption to global supply chains, often resulting in delayed deliveries especially for time-sensitive shipments."

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