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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Cable Seals to Ensure Security for Goods in Transit

Guest Post by William Mckeen. When moving goods, one of the greatest challenges is providing security to those shipments and being able to both notice and deter tampering or theft. This can be [...]


Top 8 Tips On Importing Goods From China (Infographic)

Guest Post by Frank Ouyang of  Panda Paper Roll Company In the past, China was widely known for its rich history, unique culture and commanding imperial dynasties. Nowadays, it has the fastest [...]


Maersk is No Longer #1 Carrier

The leviathan just ate the top dog. Perhaps that’s a bit overdramatic, but China Cosco Shipping Corporation (Cosco), China’s international shipping leviathan, is now the world’s [...]


‘Make Shipping Sexy’ Part of Decarbonization Plan for International Shipping

Sexy is not a word typically used to describe international shipping. Boring. Yeah, that’s a more typical description. Of course, boring isn’t exactly the type of description to [...]


Early Contract Extension May Happen with Dockworkers at East & Gulf Coast Ports

Something has changed at U.S. ports. And it’s a good thing for shippers. The International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) agreed to an early contract extension in August that brings [...]


Which Carriers Will Be the Final 3 to Survive?

Last month, Maersk said it expects carrier competition to shrink to only three global companies. It’s possible that Maersk is wrong, but it’s hard not to take the words and [...]


Woman Traveled World Inside Shipping Container – Universal Bizargo

When you see a story about a woman who spent years traveling the world inside a shipping container, you know it can only mean one thing: Universal Bizargo! That’s right, Universal [...]