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Record Imports & No More Overcapacity – Are We Really Seeing a “New Normal” in International Shipping?

As the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach hit record volumes of imports for March and freight rates reached a new peak, experts are telling us that the days of overcapacity, and the lower [...]

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Universal Cargo’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2020 – You Won’t Believe What #1 Is!

For many, today couldn't get here quickly enough. At midnight tonight, we say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021, hoping for a better year. Traditionally, Universal Cargo has said goodbye to years [...]

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Will Transpacific Shipping Demand Be Strong Into 2021?

Transpacific shipping is strong right now. Despite predictions by experts earlier in the year that 2020 would see no international shipping peak season, we have had and are in a strong one. Will [...]

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WARNING: Shippers Liable for Trucking Companies’ Unfair Labor Practices

Shippers need to be extra careful about the trucking companies they hire to transport their shipping containers to and from the ports. If not, shippers could find themselves liable in legal [...]

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Shippers Will Hate Expected Carrier Strategy

It's coming: the cleaner fuel mandate. The International Maritime Organization's (IMO) o.5% sulfur cap hits in 2020. Carriers know their fuel costs are about to jump. Shippers know they'll in [...]

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Lumps of Port Congestion for Your Stocking

'Tis the season for congestion. No, I'm not talking about whatever bug your kid brought home from school, although there is plenty of that. I'm talking port congestion. [...]

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Maersk Sending First Container Ship Through Arctic

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 [...]