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Maersk Still Number One Carrier by Capacity

Back in November, we blogged about Maersk no longer being the number one carrier. Today’s blog headlines with Maersk still being number one. So what gives? The previous blog was about who [...]

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Holy Crap! Maersk & IBM Team Up to Change International Shipping!

Always seeming to be a step ahead of the competition, Maersk is at it again. The industry-leading ocean carrier is forming a joint venture company with IBM that could revolutionize the [...]

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Oil, Fire & Death: Cargo Ship & Tanker Collide in East China Sea

A fire still burns even though the collision that created it between the oil tanker Sanchi and the cargo ship CF Crystal happened Saturday. BBC News reported that the oil tanker was an Iranian [...]

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U.S. East Coast Ports Recovering from Severe Weather Closures

U.S. East Coast ports are recovering this week from delays and shutdowns caused by severe winter weather last week. The East Coast was hit with what the Weather Channel called “one of the [...]

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Learn About Incoterms From Universal Cargo in Lorman Live Webinar

Back by popular demand is the ICC Incoterms Update live webinar hosted by Lorman Education Services. The webinar will take place February 28th, 2018 from 4 to 5:30 pm (PST). Your teacher on all [...]

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Top 10 International Shipping News Stories of 2017

This video counts down the top 10 international shipping news stories of 2017.

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Top 10 International Shipping News Stories of 2017

This is it! Universal Cargo’s final blog of 2017. This year certainly seems to have gone by fast. Last year, we began a new tradition of ending the year in the blog with a look back at the [...]

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Who Was this Unexpected Man to Powerfully Impact His Community?

In our last blog before Christmas, we take a break from international shipping to focus on the people around us. In particular, a man who made such an impact on the community of Lawndale, a small [...]

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Unprecedented Low Freight Rates in 2018

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Freight Rates to Hit Record Lows Again in 2018?

It’s bad news for ocean freight carriers but good news for U.S. shippers. At least, it’s good news for U.S. shippers in the short run. 2018 could see transpacific freight rates drop [...]