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2020 Is Great Year for Ocean Carriers as Freight Rates Break Records

How about a positive headline for 2020? It's a great year for ocean freight carriers in the international shipping industry. Transpacific cargo volume continues to surge here in the peak season, [...]

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Are Ocean Freight Carriers Profiteering from Global Crisis?

A couple weeks ago, we posted a blog about how ocean freight carriers, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, went from being projected to lose as much as $23 billion in 2020 to looking like [...]

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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 Is IMO 2020 Launch Going?

IMO 2020 went into effect on January 1st, requiring sea vessels, including container ships, to abide by a 0.5% sulfur cap on fuel or use scrubbers (systems that clean fuel in engines) in order to [...]

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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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