Commentary

The law says a claimant should “be made whole by receiving the proper money equivalent for what he has actually lost.” In the case of this damaged refrigerator, a claim for damages is clouded by purchase circumstances.
Up ahead, the low-sulfur emissions rule will kick in, and so will charges for it. The form and size the charges take will vary, depending on several factors.
Today’s shippers want it all - reliability, transparency, real-time monitoring, communication, speed ….and they want it all at a lower price, be it from ocean carriers, third-party logistics providers, or transportation companies. Hence, the new focus on quality — not price — is here to stay. How can service providers in container shipping meet this higher performance standard?
Did the United States get enough in return to make the deal with ZTE China — which faced both criminal charges and civil fines for its actions in circumventing US export laws related to the sale of products to Iran, and to a lesser extent, Sudan, North Korea, Syrian, and Cuba — worthwhile? 
The Trump administration’s trade policy has taken more twists and turns than an Agatha Christie detective novel. And so have the administration’s philosophical justifications for it. 
The fact that Latin America did not fully modernize its legacy infrastructure, including communications, during the last 40 years of the industrial age, combined with its bloated logistics industry, has created an enormous opportunity for logistics startups in the region.
To be frank, if you missed Maersk’s first-quarter earnings conference call, you missed a lot.
To paraphrase the late, great writer Charles Dickens, container shipping in 2018 is ‘A Tale of Two Markets’ – truck/surface transportation capacity and ocean carrier capacity. What does that mean for shippers? Here are the likely scenarios.
If paperwork is executed property, it’s legal to use equipment and drivers of another motor carrier. Such lease agreements may be negotiated to accommodate an overage of freight volume that the leasing carrier has booked beyond what its own equipment and drivers can handle.  
With a solid economic expansion underway and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement in place, the export/import outlook is bright for Canada. The key task now is to fully fund vital infrastructure improvements. 
First-quarter earnings reports from ocean carriers are out, and they show a mix of good and bad. What’s that mean for the container shipping industry, for the year, moving forward?
After a claim is filed for damages, a motor carrier wants proof of time spent repairing damages.
The Canadian East Coast’s very stable market has recently changed significantly: it’s in a state of turmoil with many container port projects being considered — Quebec City (Beauport); Dartmouth, Halifax; Montreal (Contrecoeur); Melford, Nova Scotia; and Sydney, Nova Scotia (Novaporte). 
In the initial year and a half, the Trump administration’s trade policy has been characterized by protectionism, policy reversals, inconsistencies, and a seeming willingness to enact policies without the full consideration of all companies/stakeholders in the sector. And that’s all the more reason for businesses to deploy a pro-active dialogue strategy with Washington.