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Steel & Aluminum Tariffs Lifted Between U.S., Canada, & Mexico

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), [...]

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China Announces Tariff Hikes on $60 Billion of U.S. Goods – Trade War Update

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 [...]

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US China Trade War Ramps Back Up: Tariffs on $200 Billion of Chinese Goods to Hit May 10th

For a while now, optimism has been high that the U.S.-China trade talks have been going well and the tariffs increase on $200 billion worth of Chinese products that was originally scheduled for [...]

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Could Cargo Ships Get a Speed Limit?

One of the biggest issues of our time is global warming. The ocean freight sector of the international shipping industry, in particular, faces an incredible challenge of reducing its greenhouse [...]

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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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WARNING: Shippers Liable for Trucking Companies’ Unfair Labor Practices

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 [...]