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2 Big Effects of Drone Attack on International Shipping

In case you missed the big news this weekend, a drone attack hit two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia on Saturday (September 14th, 2019). Here's a brief summary from an Aljazeera news [...]

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Freight Rates Down Despite Trade War Up

The trade war between the U.S. and China drags on without an end in sight. However, things are not all bad news for U.S. importers. Shippers who import from China got good news last week as Trump [...]

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SeaIntelligence Says End of Shipping Alliances Would Skyrocket Freight Rates

What would happen if ocean freight carrier alliances were brought to an end?

Many shippers would cheer as they're currently seeking to make such an outcome a reality. But would it [...]

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Carriers Expect To Recoup IMO 2020 Fuel Costs Through Shipper Contracts

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 [...]

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Freight Rates Increase with Carrier GRIs After Slump

Two weeks ago, when this blog last checked in on freight rates, they were falling. Massively. This week, transpacific freight rates rise significantly with a wave of General Rate Increases (GRI), [...]

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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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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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Freight Rates to Hit Record Lows Again in 2018?

It’s bad news for ocean freight carriers but good news for U.S. shippers. At least, it’s good news for U.S. shippers in the short run. 2018 could see transpacific freight rates drop [...]

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