Blogs and News

New Shipping Container Rule Riles Exporters

By ussa-login on Thursday, December 17, 2015 - Blog

Shippers say they will struggle to comply with a new requirement to weigh containers before they’re loaded on ships, a step carriers say will reduce accidents. A new rule will require shippers to vouch for the weight of their containers. Underestimating container weights has been blamed for some recent maritime disasters, including the MSC Napoli, […]

Read more

USSA Position Paper

By ussa-login on Monday, April 8, 2013 - Blog

Low Sulfur Charge One way that the Ocean Carrier segment of the shipping industry tries to keep customers happy with low rates while maintaining their own profitability involves finding new ways to enhance their revenues without asking their customers for a rate increase.  They can sometimes accomplish this by applying surcharges to the base ocean […]

Read more

U.S. Shippers Association Moves Global Logistics Control Technology into the Cloud with GT Nexus

By ussa-login on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - Blog

Platform Centralizes Freight Spend Management and Visibility for Industry Trade Group Oakland, CA and Needville, TX – October 24, 2012 – GT Nexus today announced that the U.S. Shippers Association (USSA) has successfully rolled-out its cloud supply chain platform to centralize and automate global logistics management for member companies. GT Nexus replaces disconnected, manual processes and systems with […]

Read more

Our Carriers