While the tariff situation between the U.S. and China has been heating up, the tariff situation between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico has been cooling off.
On Friday (May 17th, 2019), [...]
As expected, China retaliated against the U.S. for the tariffs hike President Trump ordered on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. China announced its plan for tariff increases on $60 billion [...]
The share of shipments in the international shipping industry going to freight forwarders and Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carriers (NVOCC) is increasing.
Furthermore, it is not just [...]
We're finally seeing news on how carriers will pass higher fuel costs, which are on the way, to shippers.
It seems that all the news around the International Maritime Organization's [...]
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 [...]
This is a Guest Post by Grant Polachek.
Note from the editor: While this article is not directly about international shipping, as is our normal fare, it could be very useful for [...]
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 [...]
This is a guest post by Florian Frese.
Demurrage and Detention quickly become a shipper’s nightmare and can result in thousands of dollars in per diem charges. Costs that arise [...]
This is a guest post by Mario Cummings.
Being able to sell products on a global scale is considered an achievement by many businesses. It’s a clear indication of a business’s growth and [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]