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Blank Sailings Help Maersk Profit Despite COVID-19 — Will Blank Sailings Continue?

From when the novel coronavirus outbreak in China first started registering in international shipping news, stories have been published about how ocean freight carriers could or would lose [...]

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2020 Outlook for Ocean Shipping

This is a guest post by Sandy Burkhart. Have you already started planning your shipping activities for the year that's just started? Then you might want to consider learning all about the [...]

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China Halves Tariffs & Coronavirus Epidemic Disrupts Shipping

This post could be thought of as an update to both last week's post about how the coronavirus is affecting international trade with China and our three part series going through the Phase One [...]

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Chapter By Chapter Look at Phase One Trade Agreement with China Part 3

You could call this phase three of the Phase One Trade Agreement with China breakdown, but we won't call this post that to avoid making it sound confusing. Still, this is the third part of our [...]

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How Does the Chinese Spring Festival Holiday Affect the International Logistics Industry?

This is a guest post by David Fan. Background Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, is the grandest festival in China with a statutory 7-day long holiday. [...]

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Trade Deal with China Reached — No Tariff Hikes in December

The 15% tariff hikes on Chinese goods that were scheduled to hit Sunday (December 15th) didn't happen. Instead, we got the Phase One Trade Deal just days earlier. That's right, we finally have [...]

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Made in Vietnam? Nope — Still Made in China — Shippers Beware

Last week, one of our partners in Vietnam emailed Universal Cargo about the country's customs significantly increasing inspection "ratio on all cargo bound to the states." The change in procedure [...]