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How the International Freight Shipping Process Works

Moving goods from one country to the next is the lifeblood of international freight shipping. People move goods for many reasons, but the main motivation is to increase their value. In previous [...]

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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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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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DOJ Antitrust Probe of Ocean Freight Carriers Is Over

A couple years ago in San Francisco, the world's major ocean freight carriers were holding a biannual Box Club meeting when the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) burst in on them with a raiding [...]

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Top 10 International Shipping News Stories of 2018

This is it! Universal Cargo's final blog of 2018!

It's become a tradition over the last couple years to make the last blog of the year a look back on the year's top 10 international [...]

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Carrier Surcharges for China’s 2019 Low Sulfur Regulation Changes

China's Ministry of Transport announced a while back upcoming changes to the country's fuel regulations in regard to sulfur content and emissions. We're fast approaching the implementation of 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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