March 2014 Blog Posts (9)

Union Power Logistics, Myanmar will be at SuperCargoPros Midyear Muster 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand

 

Union Power Logistics has registered for SCP Midyear Muster 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. This company will be taking advantage of the opportunities to meeting international freight forwarding professionals from all over the region and all over the world will be at this…

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Added by Pawika Naiswasdi on March 28, 2014 at 3:26pm — No Comments

March Madness of Shipping

When you hear the phrase ‘March Madness’, most people assume that you are talking about sports. However, they could also be talking about the exciting World of international freight shipping. After all, the best way to describe this March 2014 in shipping would be ‘Madness’, because of all of the crazy news that is circulating around the shipping world.

CMA CGM made some unusual news in March by announcing that they will begin servicing the port of…

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Added by Steven Lerner on March 27, 2014 at 3:48am — No Comments

Debris or Containers?

Everyone is deeply concerned about the story of the missing Malaysian airplane and the people on board. For sometime now, searches have been conducted in the Indian Ocean to find the missing airplane or debris. Many experts suspect that the airplane went down in the vicinity of the Indian Ocean. The emergency response division of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, also known as the AMSA, has led the search in the Indian Ocean. The AMSA issued…

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Added by Steven Lerner on March 25, 2014 at 4:01am — No Comments

Shipping Radioactive Freight

Recently, there was a bit of a nuclear alert scare on a vessel in Halifax. There was a possibly radiation leak on this ship from a container after 4 canisters of the material fell 20 feet. The substance in question was uranium hexafluoride and the carrier was the Atlantic Container Line (ACL). First responders rushed to the ship to conduct inspections and examinations. After some time, the first responders found that no substance spilled, there was no damage and no one was…

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Added by Steven Lerner on March 20, 2014 at 4:01am — No Comments

Reading The Fine Print on Ocean Freight Rates

Finding the right ocean freight carrier used to be a challenge for shippers. Back in the day, shippers would have to open the phone book and contact carriers individually to find the best shipping deal that fits their needs. Today, shippers have an easier way to find the right carriers. The best freight forwarders are partnering with the leading carriers Worldwide to offer great deals for…

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Added by Steven Lerner on March 18, 2014 at 4:18am — No Comments

M Inter-Corp Logistics Co.,Ltd. of Bangkok, Thailand will be at SuperCargoPros Southeast Asia 2014 in Yangon, Myanmar

M Inter-Corp Logistics Co.,Ltd. has registered for SCP Southeast Asia 2014 in Yangon, Myanmar. This company will be taking advantage of the opportunities to meeting international freight forwarding professionals from all over the region and all…

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Added by Pawika Naiswasdi on March 11, 2014 at 10:44am — No Comments

Trans-Pacific Maritime Rates

The 14th Annual Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference was held last week. Hundreds of people in the logistics industry attended. There were numerous topics for discussion during this important event. The experts at the conference discussed solutions to alleviate container terminal congestion, the expanding US import market for 2014 and questions for outsourcing businesses. One message that came up during the Trans-Pacific Maritime…

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Added by Steven Lerner on March 11, 2014 at 4:07am — No Comments

Slow Steaming Technology

A few weeks ago, MAN Diesel & Turbo revealed their MAN EcoCam, with a unique technology used for ocean freight vessels. In essence, this engineering equipment alters the exhaust-valve timing and results in 2-5 g/kw fuel savings for the carrier. The Man EcoCam continues to facilitate a vessel for slow steaming. A lot has been said about slow steaming, and it is great to have technology companies and even …

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Added by Steven Lerner on March 6, 2014 at 5:14am — No Comments

Drone Cargo Ships

The future is here in the international shipping industry, or at least it could be here eventually. Recently, there is news that Rolls-Royce is developing container vessels that are operated by drones. In the logistics field, companies have been considering the use of drones for years now, but this news could escalate the drones issue to a higher level. Without question, if the ocean freight industry switched to vessels that were operated by drones, this…

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Added by Steven Lerner on March 4, 2014 at 5:04am — No Comments

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