It's been a few years since we published guidelines and a video for getting published in Universal Cargo's blog, and it's high time for an update. I receive many email queries and submissions [...]
The following letter is being sent to Universal Cargo's customers. We're posting it here in our blog as well to make sure as many people as possible see it. Universal Cargo is committed to [...]
In export, exporters, Global Business, import, importers, importing, International Shipping, shippers, shipping, shipping companiesPosted
This is a guest post by Jared Marcus. Running a production business or any other business connected to manufacturing or selling goods means you will always have to find the best shipping [...]
In Container Shipping & Transport, export, freight rates, fuel prices, Global Business, Global Economy, IMO 2020, import, International Shipping, ocean freight, ocean freight rates, ocean shipping, ocean shipping lines, shippers, shippingPosted
Freight rates in the international shipping industry are always volatile, especially for small to medium shippers who play the spot market for their import and export pricing. There are many [...]
This is a guest post by Mary Walton Marijuana products have long been used for medical treatments. But marijuana is not legal in all countries, whereas some states made it legal. Because of [...]
In China, container shipping, Container Shipping & Transport, Freight Forwarder, freight forwarders, freight rates, Global Business, Global Economy, importers, importing, international business, International ShippingPosted
This is a guest post by David Fan. Background Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, is the grandest festival in China with a statutory 7-day long holiday. [...]
In carbon emission, eco-friendly, environment, global warming, green eco-friendly, International Shipping, Maersk, ocean freightPosted
This is a guest post by Jeremy Raynolds. In December 2018, we reached a new record level of carbon dioxide emissions. The global CO2 emissions for 2019 are still not in, but one thing is [...]
In carbon emission, cargo ship, carriers, environment, Global Business, Global Economy, global warming, International Shipping, ocean freight, ocean shippingPosted
We're less than a month away from New Year's Day when some big rule changes are to be implemented on the international shipping industry: Incoterms 2020 and IMO 2020 go into effect on January [...]
In China, customs, customs clearance, Global Business, importing, Imports, international business, International Shipping, shippers, shipping, Trade Negotiations, tariffs, China tariffs, import from ChinaPosted
Last week, one of our partners in Vietnam emailed Universal Cargo about the country's customs significantly increasing inspection "ratio on all cargo bound to the states." The change in procedure [...]
In carriers, container ports, container shipping, Container Shipping & Transport, Hanjin, Hanjin Shipping, Port of Portland, shippers, shippingPosted
In March of 2015, I wrote a Universal Cargo blog post about how the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) should pay damages for what the union did at the Port of Portland. Today's [...]
In carriers, China, container shipping, Container Shipping & Transport, Global Business, import, importers, importing, international business, International Shipping, shippers, shippingPosted
Normally, freight rates increase this time of year during international shipping's peak season when shippers are importing more goods than usual to stock up for the big holiday shopping season. [...]
In China, Donald Trump, economy, freight rates, fuel, fuel prices, Global Business, Global Economy, international business, International Shipping, oil, President Trump, shipping news, shipping prices, shipping ratesPosted
In case you missed the big news this weekend, a drone attack hit two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia on Saturday (September 14th, 2019). Here's a brief summary from an Aljazeera news [...]
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 [...]
In business, business tips, export, exporter, exporters, exports, Global Business, international business, International ShippingPosted
This is a guest post by Mario Cummings.
Being able to sell products on a global scale is considered an achievement by many businesses. It’s a clear indication of a business’s growth and [...]
Don't know what Universal Cargo's Annual Turkey Day Blog is all about? It can probably best be summed up in a poem. Here's how that poem starts:
Every year about this [...]
Transpacific freight rates are soaring high right now and not just because it's peak season.
Shippers have been rushing to beat tariff increase dates on imports from China, [...]
Not only do we work hard at Universal Cargo (UC), but we also like to have a good time. And everyone knows Halloween provides an opportunity for a good time.
So while UC employees [...]
This is a guest post by Kristin Savage.
It hit the scene as that mysterious technology behind Bitcoin. No one paid much attention at first. A digital currency that its founders said [...]
In container shipping, Donald Trump, Global Business, Global Economy, import, importers, international business, International Shipping, International Shipping Company, shippers, shipping, shipping companiesPosted
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 [...]
When it comes to international shipping in regards to the U.S. and China, trade war has been dominating the news. But as this week draws to a close, two huge, potentially deadly storms are [...]