Rising international trade has increased demand for transport, especially for ocean freight, since 98% of intercontinental trade is transported by sea. Now with increasing fuel prices and high volatilities in freight rates the profitability of food and feed companies might be endangered, according to a report by Rabobank International.
This article can also be found at Feed Tech, volume 9, no. 9
Keywords: Raw materials, oceanic transport, vessels,
shipping costs, bulk vessels,