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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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You Won’t Believe How Pathetic This Ocean Freight Headline Is

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) made headlines this week for doing something all businesses should do — focusing on customers. Correction: HMM made headlines for saying it would focus on [...]

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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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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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US-China Trade War Saves Carriers’ Year But Future Uncertain

You would think the trade war between the U.S. and China would be nothing but bad for transpacific shipping; however, it may have just saved the year for carriers.

Back in June, we [...]