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A Windshield on a Container Ship?

How can carriers reduce CO2 emissions, consume less fuel, and add extra protection on their container ships? How about a windshield? That’s right, a windshield on a container ship. [...]

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What’s Happening With International Shipping Freight Rates?

For years now, we’ve talked about overcapacity plaguing carriers in the international shipping industry and putting downward pressure on freight rates. Over the last couple years, freight [...]

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CMA CGM Announces Possibly Trend-Setting Fee & New Service

CMA CGM Launches New Fee CMA CGM just made a move that we could see ripple through the international shipping industry. The carrier will charge a fee to shippers who are “no-shows” [...]

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Is It Time to Change or Replace Ocean Shipping Reform Act?

Now that international shipping is dominated by three carrier alliances, the 2M, OCEAN Alliance, and THE Alliance, many shippers are worried about freight rate collusion between the shipping [...]

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Universal Cargo Makes Feedspot’s Top 100 Goods Transport Blogs

Right now, NFL Network is in the middle of releasing its top 100 list of football players as voted by fellow players in the National Football League. While Universal Cargo has no chance of making [...]

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Maersk Still Top Dog Despite Q1 $66M Loss

$66 million seems like a lot of money. Imagine losing that much in 3 months. For most of us, that’s hard to imagine because we’ve never even seen $1 million let alone $66 million. [...]

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Logistics Glossary Vs. Urban Dictionary – Useful to Funny Definitions

It’s back! The most entertaining way to look at definitions of international shipping terms: comparing Logistics Glossary definitions to their Urban Dictionary counterparts. Let’s [...]

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FMC Stops Japan’s Big 3 Carriers From Jumping the Gun on Merger

The “Tripartite Agreement” is what it was called–an agreement between Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd (K Line), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), and Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) that included [...]

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ILWU to Vote on Early Contract Extension, AND IT COULD PASS!

This is unprecedented news. The International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) is actually going to vote on an early contract extension. Chris Dupin reports in American Shipper: The [...]