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What Is the Best Incoterm for Importing from China?

In this blog we'll answer a frequently asked question (FAQ) dealing with Incoterms. Specifically, which Incoterm is the best to use when importing from China. As a bonus, we'll also tell you the [...]

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Top 10 International Shipping News Stories of 2018

This is it! Universal Cargo's final blog of 2018!

It's become a tradition over the last couple years to make the last blog of the year a look back on the year's top 10 international [...]

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Carrier Surcharges for China’s 2019 Low Sulfur Regulation Changes

China's Ministry of Transport announced a while back upcoming changes to the country's fuel regulations in regard to sulfur content and emissions. We're fast approaching the implementation of the [...]

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Maersk & IBM’s BlockChain Collaboration Stalls

Big news hit in January when it was announced Maersk and IBM were forming a joint venture. The giants in international shipping and information technology, respectively, were introducing a [...]

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Invasive Species on Your Shipping Containers – Action Needed?

Something about international shipping has countries worried. And they're considering legislating it, which makes shipping industry professionals nervous.

What's the issue? Invasive [...]

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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 [...]

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China Imports Tariff List (Complete 2nd Tranche)

A week ago, we posted a blog from Universal Cargo's own Cherry Chen outlining the section 301 tariff exclusion process shippers can use to request a one year tariff exclusion on products they [...]

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What’s Happening with Freight Rates Right Now

Don't look now, but peak season is upon us. Yes, those big volume shipping months when importers are bringing in products to line store shelves for the back to school and holiday seasons are [...]

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Are Ocean Carriers In Trouble?

"We're all going to go bust," MOL President and CEO Junichiro Ikeda said to the Financial Times about the near future of ocean carriers in the international shipping industry.

For [...]

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