FMC Maritime Transportation Data Initiative – Next meeting with Warehouse, Distribution, and 3PL Sectors

In December 2021, the Chairman of The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), Daniel B. Maffei appointed Commissioner Carl Bentzel to spearhead an initiative of the FMC to focus on identifying data constraints that … Read more..

Seafarers need an enforceable global protocol for “green channel” travel

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Provide an enforceable global protocol for “green channel” travel for seafarers This is the call from Frank Coles who has started a petition to the President of the United States … Read more..

It is Official – MSC is the world’s largest container shipping line in terms of container capacity

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Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) a privately-owned organisation driven by the Aponte family was founded in 1970 and has evolved from a one-vessel operation into a globally-respected business. After 51 years … Read more..

The impact of Supply Chain disruptions and mitigation – A conversation with the FMC

Impact of supply chain disruption and mitigation - A conversation with the FMC

Supply Chain can perhaps be termed as the “Phrase of the Year” in 2021. Whether you were involved in the business of supply chain or not, everyone heard about it, … Read more..

2021 – The Year of the Carrier and Supply Disruptions.. Shipping and Freight Resource – Annual Review 2021

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This is the Annual Review of the shipping and freight industry in 2021 by Shipping and Freight Resource.. This is an in depth look into what transpired in our industry … Read more..

Export container dwell times soar at main ports globally as berthing delays bite

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Export containers are building up not just in the ports of LA/LB but at many major ports globally Dozens of ships are slow steaming way off the coast of Southern California and 37 container ships are … Read more..

Port of Long Beach records 2nd busiest October amidst congestion

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Port of Long Beach, the 2nd busiest container port in the USA, second only to the other San Pedro Bay port of Los Angeles, recorded its 2nd busiest October in … Read more..

Refrigerators, toys and other debris from ZIM Kingston containers wash up ashore near Cape Scott

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No more containers have been found. That is the news from the Canadian Coast Guard about the maritime disaster surrounding the ZIM Kingston that lost an estimated 109 containers in … Read more..

Another shipping line goes electronic with their bills of lading, this time Hapag Lloyd

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Global trade rebounded in Q1 2021, increasing by about 10% YoY and 4% QoQ. It is expected to further rebound in Q2 and projected to grow by 16%. However the … 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..

Types of shipping containers, sizes, dimensions and uses

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Shipping Container, Freight Container, Container, Box, TEU, FEU – many of the synonyms and acronyms by which the common shipping container is referred to as, depending on who is talking.. … Read more..

Executive Insights with Jett McCandless on project44’s record growth

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project44 is the world’s leading advanced visibility platform for shippers and logistics service providers. project44 connects, automates and provides visibility into key transportation processes to accelerate insights and shorten the … Read more..

Checking of Bill of Lading against Customs documents

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Why does a shipping line or agent check or have to check a Bill of Lading against customs documents.. What are they checking for and what should they be checking … Read more..