Freight rates buoyant in perfect storm

Global freight largely goes unnoticed, no news is good news so to speak, and we take for granted the (apparent) ease of shipping goods from A to B. Enter Corona virus and political complexities in Brexit and US-China trade.


What is a yumberry? The Chinese name is yangmei 杨梅, the Latin name is Myrica rubra and the English name is red bayberry or waxberry. “Yumberry” was coined by an American nurseryman in 2003 who thought yangmei sounded like “yummy” and set the yumberry name in use.