We finally have official exclusions from President Trump's tariff hikes on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Find out below if the goods you import from China can be [...]
This is a guest post by Stasha Smiljanic. “Some people call this artificial intelligence, but the reality is this technology will enhance us. So instead of artificial intelligence, I think [...]
This is a Guest Post by Rupanjan Guha. The global air cargo industry has changed considerably over the past few decades. With increasing globalization, global manufacturing sectors have [...]
This is a guest post by Keith Coppersmith. As the global consumer market expands and the needs of modern customers and vendors evolve, supply chain management will inevitably rise in [...]
This is a guest post by Dave Gilbert. The United States imported over $3 trillion worth of goods in 2018 alone. Hundreds of thousands of businesses depend on foreign suppliers and producers [...]
This is a guest post by Ken Hyden. Digitization and new technologies are rapidly changing all industries, forcing them to prepare for a tomorrow that is unpredictable. This also applies to the [...]
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 [...]
This is a guest post by Boris Hodakel.
Entering the apparel market with a global manufacturing partner should be done carefully, as some countries get low ratings among worker rights [...]
This is a guest post by Chloe Bennet.
When it comes to fulfilling orders for customers, retailers have two options to choose from – either fulfilling them in-house or outsourcing [...]
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), [...]
There are a number of stories about ocean freight carriers making headlines right now. So let's round up the top ones and put them all in one blog.
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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 [...]
Maersk and IBM edged forward in the BlockChain race. However, don't let anyone fool you into thinking they'll be doing a victory lap anytime soon.
It was November the last time we [...]
This is a guest post by Emily Marchant.
Because of the international shipping industry's volatility and the surge of shipments that happened in July of 2018 and lasted until the end [...]
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 [...]
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), [...]
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 [...]
It's coming: the cleaner fuel mandate. The International Maritime Organization's (IMO) o.5% sulfur cap hits in 2020. Carriers know their fuel costs are about to jump. Shippers know they'll in [...]
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 [...]