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Feb 5, 2019 7:00:00 AM

The Technology Low Down Part 4 – Autonomous Shipping

Recently I have discussed the application of different technologies to help revolutionize the international shipping industry: neural nets, artificial intelligence, block chain, alternative fuels, etc. The next

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Jan 16, 2019 9:31:18 PM

The Technology Low Down Part 2 – Blockchain

The freight forwarding industry is one whose sole purpose is to enable global trade and commerce. By providing services that facilitate the transfer of goods, cargo, commodities, etc., as Freight Forwarders we provide

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Aug 14, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Thoughts to Reduce International Shipping Risk

The news is being dominated today by discussions of tariffs, scarcity of stateside trucking, rising fuel prices, carrier adjustments to contract increasing competition associated with container pricing, etc. Despite

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Aug 9, 2018 7:00:00 AM

The Tariff Tally… and its Impact?

Just to keep tabs on the status of the global trade war that is underway, the following is a summary of activities to date:

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Jul 20, 2018 7:00:00 AM

A Global Slowdown in Imports and Exports… and the Reasons Why!

On midnight, Friday morning on July 6th, $34 billion in tariffs were levied by the United States onto China as the opening volley of the US/China trade war commenced. As reported by Danielle Paquette, David J. Lynch

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Jun 25, 2018 7:00:00 AM

A Summer of Consequence!

Hopefully you have been paying close attention to the whirlwind of activities that are occurring or are about to occur in the coming weeks. July is shaping up to be a month of consequence for the international shipping

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Jun 18, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Looming Freight Rate Increases… Maybe!

In the last two months there has been a wave of emergency bunker surcharges put into effect by ocean carriers as they seek to regain revenue lost to increased fuel prices.  According to Platts.com, the following

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Jun 6, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Tariffs and Trade… the Good and Bad!

In recent days there has been much discussion about the trade war that is brewing between the United States and its major trading partners (China, Canada, Mexico, the European Union, etc.). According to news published

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Jun 5, 2018 7:01:00 AM

Resources for the Taking!

In business, we all deal with barriers to entry.  Some of these “barriers” have to deal with cost, while others deal with strategic market placement.  Some may relate to generating a solid customer base, or perhaps

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May 28, 2018 7:00:00 AM

The Advantage of Aligning Freight Forwarding Operations and Sales

In the international ocean freight industry, over time I have come to realize the intimate link between sales and operations. There is a cyclical relationship between the two functions that extends well beyond “cause

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