Blog - April 2017

What the Merger of Japan’s Top Shipping Companies Means for The Industry

By ussa-login on Monday, April 24, 2017 - Blog

Three of Japan’s big shipping groups,  Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., and recently announced an amalgamation of their ocean shipping companies with the establishment of a joint venture by 1 July 2017 and the commencement of the joint service from 1 April 2018. Why Merge? There has been a decided acceleration in the rate at which […]

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Trends That Are Changing the Face of Ocean Shipping Management

By ussa-login on Monday, April 17, 2017 - Blog

The sweeping changes of 2016 are predicted to affect the ocean shipping freight management industry into 2017 and beyond. To survive – even thrive – in the face of these breakthroughs shipping services and logistics providers must stay abreast of the trends that are changing the face of ocean shipping management. Automation The high cost […]

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Port of Prince Rupert Container Terminal Expected to Be Big Ship Ready in March

By ussa-login on Monday, April 10, 2017 - Blog

On January 12th, 2010, a catastrophic earthquake crippled the port of Prince Rupert. Before the earthquake, the port was handling roughly 200-250 containers a day. Seven years later, and a brand-new container terminal boasts that it is: “The Fairview Container Terminal is a dedicated intermodal facility, purposely built to provide a high-velocity gateway for transpacific […]

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The Many Consequences and Frustrations of Blank Sailing

By ussa-login on Monday, April 3, 2017 - Blog

For a BCO, blank sailing is one of the most frustrating obstacles in your path to success. Canceled sailing invariably means a delay and possible extra expense for shippers. Why Blank Sailing? Blank sailing occurs when a liner service operator has to cancel sailings that were previously scheduled. This may be done by skipping only […]

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