In the coming year, there will be new transportation hurdles that will challenge supply chains everywhere. How they overcome these challenges will be the ultimate freight test.
By 2016, the expansion of the Panama Canal will be complete. While this will open up new trade possibilities, it also will come with massive changes. The extra room in the Panama Canal will result in larger vessels called New Panamax and Post New Panamax. The…Continue
Posted on May 29, 2015 at 4:16am — 1 Comment
The maritime shipping industry is trying to reduce their carbon footprint. Everyone from carriers to freight forwarders are doing their part to be green. There is a recent law in certain parts of the World that states that vessels must maintain certain low sulfur requirements. Since these emission laws are in place for a few months now, it appears…Continue
Posted on May 22, 2015 at 4:14am
As the value of the US dollar increases, so does the economic might of the US economy. A great example of this might is with the trading of goods to the US. A stronger US dollar will raise ocean freight shipping rates for transporting goods and it increases the types of services available to supply chains for moving those goods to the US.
The Journal of…Continue
Posted on May 19, 2015 at 4:10am
Shipping to Brazil has always required great logistics knowledge and working with the right freight forwarder. The shipping expenses have always been costly in Brazil and a slow economy in that nation is adding to the financial problems that await shippers. It seems now there is another financial roadblock for shippers going to or from Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro, which is the…Continue
Posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:14am