May 2014 Blog Posts (12)

Alongside

There are numerous sections that comprise an ocean freight vessel. These sections are operated by the various crewmembers and are used for storing cargo for the long journey at sea. One area of a ship that is used for cargo is the Alongside, which is also considered as the side of a vessel. Shippers should be aware of the Alongside of a vessel. This area can be a good option for placing freight. This section on the dock or barge used for…

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Added by Steven Lerner on May 29, 2014 at 4:01am — No Comments

Are You Losing Money Through Shipping?

Every shipper is trying to save money on shipping to help improve the bottom line for a supply chain. You use an instant freight quote tool and try to find the lowest rate. You think that you may have saved a few bucks in the process. It turns out that shippers might still be losing money. A recent Journal of Commerce report found that every year, US companies are losing…

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Added by Steven Lerner on May 28, 2014 at 4:08am — No Comments

Global Economy and Shipping

The global economy depends heavily on international trade, most of which is conducted with the freight shipping of cargo by air or sea. Just as the economy depends on ocean freight shipping, the shipping industry also depends on the global economy to improve. For example, if the economy is harsh, shippers might see some ocean freight rates increase.…

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Added by Steven Lerner on May 22, 2014 at 3:59am — No Comments

Clean Cargo Working Group

Everyone in the ocean freight shipping industry, including freight forwarders, supports ways to reduce any harmful emissions into the environment. New technologies that will help improve the environmental conduct is vital, but the shipping industry must also track the progress made. That is where the Clean Cargo Working Group comes into play. Also known as CCWG, this…

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Added by Steven Lerner on May 20, 2014 at 3:57am — No Comments

Operinter Madrid of Madrid, Spain will be at SuperCargoPros Midyear Muster 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand

Operinter Madrid 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 groundbreaking event. What are…

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Added by Pawika Naiswasdi on May 15, 2014 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Shipping Problems in China

China is the number one trading nation in the World right now. In many ways, the global economy depends on China. There are supply chains in the US that depend on manufacturing operations in China. And many businesses engage in shipping with Chinese businesses.

However, there are some major concerns arising in the shipping industry in China. The major ocean freight carriers who engage in international shipping in China are having some problems churning a profit…

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Added by Steven Lerner on May 14, 2014 at 4:14am — No Comments

Water Resources Reform and Development Act

Finally, the politicians in Washington managed to cease their pointless arguing (for the time being) to work together on an important bill for the American people. And that bill will directly help the US container shipping industry.

Both political parties recently in the US Senate and the US House of Representatives have agreed to the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. Freight…

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Added by Steven Lerner on May 13, 2014 at 4:03am — No Comments

Lintas Buana Express of Jakarta, Indonesia will be at SuperCargoPros Midyear Muster 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand

Lintas Buana Express 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 groundbreaking event. What are they…

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Added by Pawika Naiswasdi on May 8, 2014 at 11:56am — No Comments

Where in the World is my Cargo Safe?

Bad things can happen to ocean freight during the transportation process, including theft of freight through piracy. And while the piracy levels are dropping to new lows, there is still a threat of piracy that plagues global shippers everywhere. Shippers lose billions of dollars worth of cargo annually due to theft. The Journal of Commerce recently released a study and an infograph about this subject. They based their…

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Added by Steven Lerner on May 8, 2014 at 4:01am — No Comments

Al Shamali International Freight Services LLC (SIFCO) of Dubai, UAE will be at SuperCargoPros Midyear Muster 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand

Al Shamali International Freight Services LLC (SIFCO) 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 May 7, 2014 at 9:21am — No Comments

Anti-Dumping Duty

There is a practice that some importers use that can be disruptive to the business world. Known as ‘dumping’, this means that the goods in question have been sold less than the price of the home market or sold at less than the cost to make it. Some businesses follow this questionable practice as a way to take hold of a market with their lower cost product. But there are many unethical questions raised in ‘dumping’ from professionals. Many people believe that when a foreign…

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Added by Steven Lerner on May 6, 2014 at 4:12am — No Comments

Trade Sanctions & Imports from Russia

Recently in the news, the United States issued more sanctions against Russia. These sanctions are a direct result of the recent incident with Ukraine and Crimea. Usually in these types of situations, sanctions could diminish trade activity between two nations. Carriers and freight forwarders worldwide want to avoid harsh trade situations. There is good news however. A recent Zepol Corporation…

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Added by Steven Lerner on May 1, 2014 at 3:38am — No Comments

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