This is a guest post by Eric Weisbrot.
Millions of goods are imported into and exported out of the United States each year, and US shippers are a crucial part of each [...]
In Air Freight, exporters, importers, International Shipping, ocean freight, shipping blogs, Universal Cargo ManagementPosted
Want to have an article you've written published in Universal Cargo's blog? This post will help you achieve that goal.
After spending years building our blog into a recognized, [...]
In business, business tips, career success, currency, economics, exporter, exporters, exports, Global Business, import, importer, importers, importing, ImportsPosted
This is a Guest Post by Alana Downer
Currency is somewhat unpredictable, and when you have transactions taking place in multiple countries using different currencies, keeping track [...]
By Cherry Chen
Are you an exporter or importer impacted by the trade war between China and the United States? Here is good news for you.
On July 6th, the United [...]
In Donald Trump, economics, economy, export, exporters, exports, import, importer, importers, importing, Imports, international business, President Trump, shippersPosted
It is a clichéd joke that Canadians are so polite they'll apologize to you if you insult them. It seems the U.S. tested that cliché's punchline on a national level.
The U.S. insulted [...]
There are two main questions I’m seeing among exporter companies to help them grow revenue.
1. How can I fine-tune my current processes to save costs and increase [...]
In business tips, career success, China, export, exporter, exporters, exports, import, importer, importers, importing, Imports, international business, International ShippingPosted
This is a Guest Post by Kate Thora
Shipping Containers at Port Importing ExportingImporting and exporting businesses can be relatively easy to run. On the end of imports, you don’t [...]
Guest Post by Dakota Murphey
Group of parcels with labelIf you create products and are interested in selling them abroad as well as at home, you will need to think about the best way [...]
In cargo, exporters, importers, International Shipping, international shipping news, port congestion, Port of New Jersey, Port of New York, shippers, shippingPosted
The first day of spring was on Tuesday, and with it came winter storms. Yeah, that makes sense.
Snowstorms were big enough on the East Coast to affect port operations. In fact, the [...]
In Container Shipping & Transport, export, exporters, exports, FMC, Freight, Hanjin, ILWU Contract Negotiation, ILWU contract negotiations, importers, importing, International ShippingPosted
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has launched an investigation into detention, demurrage, and per diem charges. And the shippers rejoice. Eric Johnson reported in American Shipper: The [...]
In 2M, cargo, cargo ship, carrier merger, carriers, China, container shipping, Container Shipping & Transport, contract negotiations, Donald Trump, environment, exporters, freight rates, ILA, ILWU, ILWU contract, ILWU Contract Negotiation, ILWU contract negotiations, ILWU Negotiations, import, importer, importers, importing, Maersk, Ocean Alliance, ocean freight, ocean freight rates, ocean shipping, ocean shipping lines, shipping news, THE AlliancePosted
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 Asia, China, Donald Trump, export, exporters, exports, importer, importers, importing, Imports, international business, International Shipping, President TrumpPosted
Good news is here for U.S. producers and exporters of consumer goods. Last year, the U.S. trade deficit with China was over 300 billion dollars. Here are the numbers from the U.S. Trade [...]
In business, China, container ports, Container Shipping & Transport, exporters, exports, International Shipping, Port of OaklandPosted
China has beef with the U.S. again, and it’s worth billions of dollars. The Port of Oakland wants in on that money, and is spending $11 million to be a part of it. It was almost exactly a [...]
In business, cargo, carrier alliances, carriers, container carriers, exporter, exporters, exports, freight rates, import, importer, importers, importing, Imports, international business, International ShippingPosted
It has been a dark time for ocean carriers. Investing heavily in megaships–ships so large they can destroy entire planets–carriers created capacity greatly surpassing disappointing [...]
In carriers, China, exporters, importers, International Shipping, Panama Canal, Panama Canal Expansion,Posted
It’s hard to believe it, but a year has already passed since the unveiling of the expanded Panama Canal. Plagued with delays and increases in costs, it once seemed the expansion project [...]
In business, export, exporters, exports, import, importers, Imports, incoterms, international business, International ShippingPosted
Here’s your chance to learn all about Incoterms from Universal Cargo’s General Manager Raymond Rau. When it comes to international business deals involving importing and exporting, [...]
Shippers are worried about more than just their March Madness brackets right now. What has them so worried? The risk of next month’s big carrier alliance reshuffle causing freight [...]
In China, export, exporters, exports, international business, International Shipping, truckers, Trump, U.S. Export ShippingPosted
We talk about how volatile the international shipping industry is in terms of freight rates all the time. But international shipping news can be quite volatile too, with stories taking twists and [...]
In 2M, carrier alliances, China, China Cosco Shipping Corporation, China Shipping Companies, container carriers, container shipping, exporters, freight rates, Hanjin, Hyundai, Hyundai Merchant Marine, International Shipping, Maersk, Ocean Alliance, Panama Canal, Panama Canal Expansion,, shippers, shipping, THE AlliancePosted
This is it! Universal Cargo’s last blog of 2016. What better way to close out the year than with a look back on the top international shipping stories of 2016. Below you’ll find a [...]
With all the bad news for international shipping that came with the collapse of Hanjin Shipping, how about a little good news for the industry? U.S. agricultural exports look to get a huge bump [...]