Thursday, December 1, 2022

Opinion

Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) data provides benefits to many types of businesses, from maritime and shipping to commodity trading and investment analysis. While there are several options for AIS tracking data for most applications, here are...
Spire Maritime is a service provider for the maritime industry providing Maritime AIS, vessel tracking data, real-time and predictive visibility of vessel ETAs to the industry..  Spire’s latest offering Vessel to Port ETA is powered by an...

Risks and Liabilities of paper trade documentation in current disruptive environment

Global trade has been around for centuries and since the introduction of paper some 2000 years ago, paper has been widely used in global...

Analysis of container spot freight rates vs contract freight rates

The debate surrounding container ocean spot freight rates vs contract rates rages on stronger than ever as the decline in spot rates continues unchecked.....

The Rise of the Alternatives in e-commerce last-mile deliveries

Additional charges and delivery restrictions by national carriers frustrate consumers Alternative last-mile carrier services are available and on the increase Regional carrier services...

7 challenges in last-mile delivery and steps to address them

Regardless of how well you manage all the major supply chain issues, if any problems occur during last-mile delivery, your order will be unfulfilled. It...

Port of New York/New Jersey’s “container imbalance fee” could be counterproductive

On the 2nd of August 2022, the Port of New York and New Jersey announced the  implementation of a new quarterly container imbalance fee...

Can US ports handle the privileges that American Port Access Privileges Act may bring with it..??

"Foreign exporters’ access to the American market and our consumers is a privilege, not a right. Cargo vessels looking to offload foreign-made products and...

How the Ocean Shipping Reform Act 2022 will address US supply chain disruptions – or not..

The Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA22), was passed by Congress on the 13th of June 2022.. Naturally, there have been bouquets and...

6 ways in which shipping industry is trying to achieve environmental sustainability

“SUSTAINABILITY IS NO LONGER ABOUT DOING LESS HARM. IT’S ABOUT DOING MORE GOOD.” We as humans have been abusing our planet in various ways both...

Your deep-fried favorites will burn a hole in your pocket

If you’re someone who likes cooking, you’re likely fuming at how expensive things have gotten in the last few months. While prices of fresh...

Electronic Bill of Lading – Are you and your country ready for it..?? Part 3

Some good seems to have come out of the COVID-19 pandemic after all.. Global trade has reached record levels, ocean carriers have gained record...

Are US exporters really being shunned by the carriers?

The Port of Los Angeles posted another record performance in February 2022 breaking its own record, handling 857,764 TEUs which is an increase of...

How US ports may have contributed to the global lag in container turn around times

The global supply chain and specifically the ocean freight industry and ports and terminals have gone through a very trying and tough time in...

Carrier on-time performance suffers due to lack of schedule reliability

January 2022 saw the global container fleet touching 25 million TEUs and a new number one container shipping line in the world with MSC...

Indian Admiralty Act 2017- Interpretation and effect

The groundwork for Admiralty laws in India were laid simultaneously with the codification of Admiralty laws in England. Even post-independence, the issues relating to...

A simple but clear perspective on the notion of Shipping Cartels

Liner shipping plays a very important role in the container shipping industry carrying 25.3 million TEU on around 6313 container ships.. As I highlighted...

The impact of Supply Chain disruptions 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...

Significant Supply Chain Progress as the Holidays Draw Near says The White House

"Months of Coordination Bring Signs of Good Cheer" - this is the word from the White House about the supply chain disruptions that we have...

The American trade imbalance and port congestion

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...

Why America’s “Shipping Crisis” will not end

The American shipping crisis has been making news all over the world and has been the subject of discussions across many media platforms and the industry..

Even US President Joe Biden commented on the supply chain disruptions and set up task teams to find solutions for the problems.. Biden announced a number of steps to achieve this objective including moves by the nation’s two largest ports Los Angeles and Long Beach to expand to 24-hour operation, and also to ramp up efforts by big conglomerates like Walmart, FedEx, UPS, Samsung, Target and The Home Depot for quicker cargo clearance..

There have been several commentaries across the whole spectrum of supply chain from various experts from shipping, freight forwarding, trucking and trade backgrounds..

However, none of the discussions and explanations seem as lucid as the message conveyed by a 20 year veteran US truck driver..

I am sharing this article written by Ryan Johnson that explains his perspective on the situation and why he feels that America's "Shipping Crisis" will not end unless.....................

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

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 carrier owned container is a container owned by a carrier..

But the question may be a bit deeper than just the difference in definition between the two.. Let's see..

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