International Freight Shipping

International Freight Shipping

News, data and expert analysis of international freight news that affects every link in the international supply chain.

From shippers to truckers to railroads to port operators to providers of logistics services, everyone involved in the supply chain needs to understand how the latest news about international freight developments affects their global operations, and those of their partners and customers.

From details of new customs regulations and international trade policies, to analysis of potentially transformative infrastructure projects, to the competitive impact of new electronic technologies, JOC coverage clarifies the various benefits and risks of each new development.

Commentary

To be frank, if you missed Maersk’s first-quarter earnings conference call, you missed a lot.

News & Analysis

12 Jul 2019
The shallow drafts pushed up spot rates on cargo from Asia, although it’s unclear how much was due to reduced loading capacity and how much was used by carrier representatives as simply justification to seek higher rates.
20 Jun 2019
Sponsored: CargoSphere Managing Director Neil Barni on his company's approach to bringing digital innovation to the area of rate analysis.
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14 May 2019
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30 Apr 2019
The car carrier’s new roll-on/roll-off vessels have capacity for 8,000 vehicles as well as lower fuel consumption and emission levels than their predecessors.
24 Apr 2019
A new joint venture between Wallenius Lines and Swedish Orient Lines (SOL) has ordered LNG-fueled newbuildings intended to serve paper product and breakbulk shippers.
Eric Johnson, senior editor, technology, JOC,
09 Apr 2019
Eric Johnson, senior editor, technology, JOC,
07 Apr 2019
Sponsored: DHL Global Forwarding's Sanjay Tejwani on moving from a price-focused sales model, ocean carrier consolidation, future of freight forwarders, and specific changes to the RFQ process with potential to transform the contracting process.
26 Mar 2019
The Danish shipping giant has established a start-up accelerator in India that aims to help develop technologies Maersk can one day leverage back into its own digital transformation.
06 Mar 2019
As Amazon-era demands for speed are multiplying, time is as important a consideration as cost for BCOs weighing merchant and carrier container haulage.
01 Feb 2019
While blockchain hasn't happened yet in shipping, it remains for many an inchoate concept.
31 Jan 2019
The Bangladesh government is introducing pre-arrival processing of import documents at ports in July.
25 Sep 2018
Non-vessel-operating common carriers have come to the rescue of beneficial cargo owners seeking better service guarantees and lower rates from ocean carriers they have contracted with for Asian imports.
A Wallenius Wilhelmsen ship.
24 Aug 2018
Like much of global trade, pent-up demand and emerging market country development, among other economic fundamentals, bode well for the roll-on, roll-off sector’s growth prospects in the immediate years ahead, if the threat of tariffs subsides.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen.
13 Aug 2018
Under the International Maritime Organization's rule, starting in 2020, ships will only be allowed to emit 0.5 percent sulfur, down from the currently acceptable level of 3.5 percent.