The American trade imbalance and port congestion

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As per stats released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the American trade deficit on goods and services went up 4.2%, rising from $70.3 … Read more..

Ocean carriers set to pay surcharges at Long Beach and Los Angeles for containers in terminal

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Ocean carriers who are usually the ones charging “surcharges”, may soon be paying a “surcharge” at the San Pedro Bay ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles for import containers … Read more..

What is the difference between a shipper owned container and a carrier owned container ??

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What is the difference between a shipper owned container and a carrier owned container..?? A shipper owned container is a container owned by the shipper of the goods and a … Read more..

New association in West and Central Africa for Women in Maritime

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Women in maritime took centre stage at the inauguration of the Women in Maritime of West and Central Africa (WIMOWCA), the newest IMO-supported regional association for women in the maritime … Read more..

Which is the most important function of a bill of lading and why..??

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A Bill of Lading (B/L) is one of the most commonly used commercial documents in the history of shipping and freight.. This document is issued in one form or the … Read more..

How to avoid Fraudulent freight forwarders and their scams

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The activity of Freight Forwarding has been around for many years and there has been a recent resurgence of the forwarder especially in the form of a digital freight forwarder. … Read more..

What are the main causes of Demurrage and Detention

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In one my previous articles, I explained the Difference between Demurrage and Detention.. After reading this, a few of my readers have asked me to explain the causes of demurrage and … Read more..

Cargo Tracking Note – what is it and where is it used in shipping?

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The Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN), also known as Bordereau de Suivi Cargaison (BSC) and other names depending on the country, is an official marine document that contains information relating … Read more..

Shifl and Terminal49 partner to give shippers unprecedented visibility into container movement

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With more inventory delayed than ever before, shippers are scrambling to find solutions. A significant collaboration between Shifl, a digital freight forwarder, and Terminal49, a container and shipment tracking platform … Read more..

How a pain point in Egypt spurred the timber industry towards efficiency and cooperation

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A dramatic increase in the prevalence of supply chain pain points has presented an opportunity for innovation and collaboration, whilst underscoring the importance of digital solutions in the timber logistics … Read more..