Commentary

Commentary

US courts would no doubt rule on the side of safety after a claim filed involving a damaged airplane engine shipment.
Cosco has undertaken a series of investments and expansions that serve as evidence that it’s pressing on strong with its ambitious aim.
Asking the nations of Asia to stop subsidies seems like a waste of time. They will do what they believe to be in their best interest. Eventually, the European Union (EU) will come to the same conclusion: Do what’s best for the EU.
Importers of record must be alert to how products are being classified, particularly when working with overseas exporters who may be willfully or unwillfully trying to skirt the system by declaring goods with the wrong country of origin or an incorrect HTS code. The stakes are far too high to leave this unaddressed
After paying a carrier in mainland China via PayPal, a shipper is told the rate went up. What options does the shipper have?  
The public-private partnership dubbed the Port Optimizer may seem like a win-win deal for everyone involved: port authorities, terminal operators, shippers, and carriers. But a closer look raises worrisome questions about data security, misuse of public money, and the cost of implementation.
Connectivity is changing the world, and that includes the shipping industry, and it offers numerous benefits. However, this connectedness makes it more vulnerable to cyber threats, but there are straightforward measures that can ensure the security of our data and infrastructure.
The year ahead holds major challenges for ocean carriers, and the challenges can be even more acute for midsize carriers such as Yang Ming, requiring even more prescience and agility.
At the JOC Logistics Technology Conference, we separated the hype from reality in a startup-flush sector where the actual impact has been difficult to see so far. But know this: a technology-led transformation is coming in logistics. It just isn’t here yet.
The single most important thing you can do is to add broker capacity and service that looks, tastes, smells, and delivers in exactly the same ways as your most trusted carriers.
Despite private sector-based gains, the Surface Transportation Board, the agency in charge of overseeing private US freight railroads, has taken steps to impose onerous regulations on railroad operators that would erase much of the industry’s progress over the last 40 years.
Japan has had a long and interesting history in infrastructure investment in Myanmar, learning some important and tough lessons along the way.
Are you prepared to document your role and why you qualify as importer of record? If not, best to get ready now.
If one put in the wrong address but it was still showing a domestic billing, would that be any different and again could the carrier claim Section 7 is nullified?