Shippers will start seeing random container inspections from Maersk on U.S. imports and exports.
Gavin van Marle reports in the Loadstar:
Maersk Line is set to begin [...]
The ocean freight sector of international shipping is getting closer and closer to the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 0.5 percent sulfur cap on fuel. That goes into effect in [...]
This is a Guest Post by John from Anster Special Vehicles When you import or export heavy equipment or oversized equipment, getting it to your destination is always a big challenge. Heavy lift [...]
Traditionally, when it comes to international shipping, there are two major modes to choose between: ocean freight and air freight. But now, shippers are starting to eye a combination service [...]
Maersk announced that it is sending the first container ship from East Asia to Europe through the Arctic Ocean. Daniel Shane reports in CNN Money:
The newly built Venta Maersk is set [...]
This is a Guest Post by Cory Levins, Director of Business Development for Air Sea Containers.
It is remarkable that in an age of flight and space travel, most cargo transport around [...]
Collisions and incidents with cargo ships are not uncommon; however, it's not every day one is caught on video. But that's exactly what happened at South Asia Pakistan [...]
Hope dwindled last week for rescuing the four crew members of the Maersk megaship Honam who remained missing. Now that hope is completely gone.
Maersk announced in a press [...]
On Tuesday, a tragic fire broke out on one of Maersk's new megaships. If Maersk is right about the fire's cause, this will be a quintessential example of why the international shipping industry [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
In light of digital technologies, big data, and the Internet of Things–yes, the 4th Industrial Revolution–the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company imagined what [...]
Big, bold letters reading, “Fourth Industrial Revolution will disrupt shipping” headline an article Wolfgang Lehmacher wrote for the Journal of Commerce (JOC). Is this just a [...]
A container ship crossing the Pacific Ocean sounds like nothing new. Importers and exporters know that carriers have ships sailing goods between Asia and America every day. However, a ship Nippon [...]
I read something very disturbing this week. According to a brief from Supply Chain Dive, most cargo imported to the U.S. travels uninsured. In fact, according the brief, 9 out of 10 shipping [...]
It was only a matter of time. Well, there still is some time, really. But not much. The first automated containership is scheduled to set sail in 2018. Check out this video from Kongsberg [...]
This year has seen record low freight rates due, in part, to overcapacity. To put it simply, there has been way more space on container ships than demand from shippers to fill it. Overcapacity is [...]
Breakthrough in Search for El Faro At the beginning of October we blogged about the El Faro, a cargo ship that was lost in Hurricane Joaquin. Now, at the beginning of November, we share that the [...]