Blog

How contract management technology is transforming international freight shipping

By ussa-login on Monday, January 23, 2017 - Blog

Contract management technology is helping to transform ocean freight shipping and in turn, it makes ocean shipping more reliable and eliminates any misunderstandings along the way. To find out more, keep reading. Here is how contract management technology is benefiting ocean shipping: Quoting – Proper rate and contract management technology ensure freight rates are always […]

Read more

Shipping surcharges should be history by 2020 – Here’s why

By ussa-login on Monday, January 16, 2017 - Blog

Shipping surcharges have had freight owners in a frenzy for a while as international ocean carriers, often seemingly arbitrarily, adjust their surcharges. Shipping rates change almost weekly and that causes confusion among freight owners. Keep reading to learn more. Many shippers have made their voices heard over the constant battle about surcharges. As more and […]

Read more

Shipping container weight restrictions mean safety at sea

By ussa-login on Monday, January 9, 2017 - Blog

Making sure that each shipping container adheres to the correct weight restrictions ensures greater safety at sea – read on to learn more. Should a container weigh more than the accepted weight, it can cause serious injuries and fatalities on both the ship and at the cargo bay. International ocean shipping companies penalize cargo owners […]

Read more

Inside the Port of LA’s zero tolerance pollution plan for ocean shipping

By ussa-login on Monday, December 12, 2016 - Blog

The Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex is at the front end of making ocean shipping through their ports more environmentally friendly by eliminating fouling aspects. International ocean shipping has had a negative impact on the environment over the years, but the Port entities are endeavouring to turn that around. Pollution is a major concern at the […]

Read more

Understanding ocean shipping rate surcharge volatility

By ussa-login on Monday, December 5, 2016 - Blog

Ocean shipping surcharges occur when additional shipping charges are added to a cargo load due to size, weight or special handling. As shipping charges and contracts are constantly changing, it becomes almost impossible to track these changes. In turn, freight forwarding companies find it increasingly difficult to create accurate shipping quotes or audit ocean freight […]

Read more

3 Japanese carriers form a joint venture for their freight business

By ussa-login on Monday, November 21, 2016 - Blog

Japan’s three shipping groups, K-Line, MOL, and NYK, have announced that they will be merging their shipping and overseas terminal operations. They plan to join forces on the 1 July 2017 and the commencement of the decision will take place from 1 April 2018. The three Japanese firms, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K-Line), Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), […]

Read more

The expected benefits of the Panama Canal Expansion

By ussa-login on Monday, November 14, 2016 - Blog

After nine years of construction costing approximately $5.4 billion, the expanded Panama Canal began its commercial operation in June this year. By reducing greenhouse gasses and allowing more vessels with greater capacities to have access through the canal, there will be far-reaching consequences for the Panama Canal Authority and the shipping industry as a whole. […]

Read more

Why port business leaders are pushing for early PMA contract negotiations

By ussa-login on Monday, November 7, 2016 - Blog

Strike-related issues are a big problem for ocean carriers, port operators, terminal operators, truckers servicing the ports, and importers and exports in the U.S. Manufacturers, retailers and other local, regional, and national groups dependent on the ports are pushing for contract negotiations to be finalized as the lack of outcome is having a negative effect […]

Read more

What the HLAG & UASC merger means for ocean shipping companies

By ussa-login on Monday, October 24, 2016 - Blog

When carriers merge, it gives them stronger and more dominant control over the overall ocean freight economy. Hapag-Lloyd AG and United Arab Shipping Company. UASC have agreed to merge, which will make the combined entity, operating under the Hapag-Lloyd banner, the world’s fifth largest ocean carrier. When the two companies merge, they will have a total of 237 […]

Read more

Finding The Right Partner for Ocean Shipping Contracts

By ussa-login on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - Blog

If you need to ship goods to remote locations, you need to know which ocean carriers  are most trustworthy. How to choose the right ocean carrier: If you are shipping a large amount of goods per shipping, you need to make sure that the carrier of your choice is capable of handling your. Make sure […]

Read more

Our Carriers