Commentary

Commentary

With the first quarter of 2019 in the rear view mirror, we get a good look at problems facing the container shipping sector.
Will the Trump administration be able to convince a WTO panel of the correctness of its position to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum for national security reasons?
A shipper is told there are more delays — and demurrage fees — to come after paying $10,500 to “clear things up.” What recourse does he have?
A lack of competency is putting the project logistics industry’s future at risk, a logistics executive with a major project owner believes.
How poor documentation clouds liability and lays burden on both broker and warehouse.
Several intermodal “giants” will be honored at an IANA seminar reception in Illinois later this month.
A shipper is without his cargo after contracting with likely fraudulent suppliers.
There is a need to look past the white noise surrounding the China-Italy MOU, particularly seeing the agreement for what it is.
As a middleman in this transaction, a freight broker has no legally recognized standing and no legally protected rights as respects either a shipper or carrier.
A freight agent’s right to pay only the net it owes isn’t compromised so long as the agent timely asserts it.
Still reeling from the chaotic conditions that dominated ocean freight in 2018, shippers are approaching this year’s contract season with considerable caution.
The service efficiency of the port can be reflected by the time cost of the ship in port.
Constantly changing regulations, tariffs, and free trade agreements are just a few of the compliance challenges that can disrupt business cycles and create financial risk for US firms engaged in international trade.
Talking to logistics and supply chain service providers, it would appear that Russia is unhappy with China’s Belt Road Initiative (BRI) march into Europe and Central Asia.