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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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How can smart containers help shipping companies?

This is a guest post by David Fan. According to reports: Danish shipping major A.P. Moller – Maersk has decided to join its counterparts CMA CGM and the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) as [...]

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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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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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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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China Imports Tariff List (Complete 2nd Tranche)

A week ago, we posted a blog from Universal Cargo's own Cherry Chen outlining the section 301 tariff exclusion process shippers can use to request a one year tariff exclusion on products they [...]

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