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In times like these, is there such a thing as loyalty in shipping?

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Dutch Broker says: There is loyalty in shipping for sure, and I believe actually that loyalty in relations is keeping some companies afloat, while others are struggling hard.
Of course, everybody is trying to protect their own interests first, but parties with a longstanding relation and trust between them, are quicker and more comfortable to share both the pains (bad times) as well as the profits (good times). It all has to do with realizing not only to look at your own interest, but also at your counterpart, and come to a suitable and mutual solution fitting best for the long term.

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Project Logistics Guru says: In general there is a level of loyalty and there are moments that certain rate increases in times of crisis are being discussed with the customer, however, this is usually with the large accounts only. Smaller accounts are not a focus for the carriers and in those cases, they just force the changes upon them without any regard to the consequences for the business impact.

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S&P Broker says: Yes there is - and I think that people that complain that there isn't are hiding behind their own ineptitude. As a broker I am defined by my relationships with my clients. If my clients prove unreliable then by extension so am I. Otherwise there is a huge amount to unpack, but it is more of a philosophical discussion about business ethics than anything else. That said, I have no complaints - it all depends on how you wish to live, and business has always been like that.

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Shipowner Charterer says: Loyalty is a thing amongst friends, especially in a tight-knit community such as the breakbulk and heavy-lift industry. It is the time to cash in on favours, rely on friends and help out friends in need. This does not mean that you are getting any gifts - but you can rely on that last bit of extra information, have that last informal conversation and then decide whether you want to proceed or wish each other good luck.
The flip side of the coin however is a cut-throat mentality right now - buyers appear super assertive, aggressive and unfair at times...those who aren´t your friends at least.

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Yes there is loyalty in shipping and aviation. if you have been in the business a reasonable time and weathered the various storms. If you can work together in good times that have some rough edges then you can work the rough times within sight of the good edges.  We lose business with regular clients if they see a really good deal which we will not match. They come back for the service and or problem cargo. We are the go to team thats never the cheapest but are known for getting it done in adversity. So thats where we think out loyal customers are.  If you are there in good and bad then the value of loyalty is known and thats often sealed over a beer or dinner, like in the good old days!

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