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

seafarers are keyworkers who make the world work and seafarers deserve our support

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..

Will delays in peak season inventory lead to a cooling down in the freight market..??

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The extraordinary growth figures of the US retail sector cannot hold up forever. 2022 might be the year it falters, taking the trucking market along with it. The holiday shopping … Read more..

A simple but clear perspective on the notion of Shipping Cartels

My Opinion

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 in my Annual Review for 2021, … Read more..

US Congress steps up shipping reform with the passing of The Ocean Shipping Reform Act

The Ocean Shipping Reform Act 2021

Is it political..?? Is it practical..?? This seems to be the question surrounding the passing of “The Ocean Shipping Reform Act” in the House of Representatives on the 8th of December … Read more..

Chinese black out on Maritime Data as Automatic Identification System data blocked

AIS Data - China - Automatic Identification Systems

China, home to 7 of the top 10 container ports in the world and of course the 2nd largest economy in the world, has decided to prevent public access to … Read more..

Why America’s “Shipping Crisis” will not end

Shipping and Freight Resource Press Release

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 … Read more..

ZIM Kingston fire update

Calm seas allowed firefighters to finally board the ZIM Kingston a 4253 TEU capacity container ship which has been on fire off the coast of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. … Read more..

Extended working hours justified as Port of Long Beach records second busiest September in history

Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach had its second-busiest September on record, down 5.9% from the same month last year, demonstrating the need for extended work hours within the supply chain … Read more..

Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to expand hours for truck pick up and drop off

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After consultation with multiple supply chain stakeholders and the U.S. Department of Transportation, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles announced bold new measures to improve freight movement and … Read more..

FMC to move forward with two of the proposed demurrage-and-detention related initiatives

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The FMC set up Fact Finding 29 in March 2020 in response to many complaints raised with the FMC to investigate challenges to the freight delivery system in the USA … Read more..

South Africa’s highest Court declines to consider whether ship arrests are unconstitutional

Information article

The Constitutional Court has recently rejected an application for leave to appeal brought by a shipowner, Parakou Shipping Pte Ltd against a judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) … Read more..

Federal Maritime Commission to assess carriers’ compliance on demurrage and detention

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The Federal Maritime Commission has established a new audit program and dedicated audit team to assess carrier compliance with the Agency’s rule on detention and demurrage as well as to … Read more..