Blog - September 2016

Should Your Company Invest in Ocean Freight Auditing?

By ussa-login on Monday, September 26, 2016 - Blog

USSA, a leader in ocean freight management, understands that there are multiple components to consider in managing the transportation of your cargo. Whether you ship vast quantities of product or less-than-truckload shipments, it is inevitable that you will receive several freight invoices along the way. You may need a tool and mechanism to manage all […]

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Learn About the Insolvency of Hanjin Shipping

By ussa-login on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - News

It has been a tense time for many around the world. While on September 13, the chairman of Hanjin Group transferred 40 billion won ($36 million) to Hanjin Shipping to enable cargo stranded on the troubled shipper’s vessels to be unloaded, securing additional funds could take “considerable time”, according to a company spokesman. The looming […]

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Reasons behind the new SOLAS VGM rules for ocean freight containers

By ussa-login on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Blog

SOLAS introduced the new regulation about the declaration of the weight of ocean freight with great impact to the industry. Besides the additional administrative cost, there has been a shift in liability to the ocean shipping companies. As much as a change in any well-established process can seem like a burden, USSA has put together […]

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Understanding Ocean Shipping Carrier Alliances

By ussa-login on Monday, September 19, 2016 - Blog

International ocean shipping is required by major businesses on a frequent and predictable basis. The exploding demand pre-2008 and a need to utilize vessels that burned fuel more efficiently when oil prices were skyrocketing, prompted ocean carriers to build bigger, more cost-effective ships to handle larger loads. Today vessel owners are building larger which has […]

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What Are the New SOLAS VGM Ocean Freight Rules?

By ussa-login on Friday, September 16, 2016 - Blog

Amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) require every packed export container to have a verified weight before being loaded. The impact has been significant to Shippers all over the world. However, the shipment processes from the U.S.A. were evaluated and specific allowances were applied because the U.S. had already incorporated weight […]

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