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Brace for Peak Season: In Like a Lion

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What Do Typhoons, Congestion, and Delta All Have In Common? …They all have led to delays and exacerbated congestion that keeps the entire shipping industry in crisis. 2021 has been a challenging year for logistics and supply chain resilience. Ever-increasing rates and ever-plummeting levels of carrier service have been shocked…

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Container Ships

Congestion Surcharges To The Moon!

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More Congestion, More Surcharges It’s no secret that Trans-Pacific shipping is getting more and more expensive. There is widespread and legitimate fear and frustration from shippers across the globe that there is no relief on the horizon. As we near the traditional peak season, shipments that were delayed by the…

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One mess

Over the Ever Given? Get a Load of Yantian

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Long-Tail Risk? There Is No ‘Normal’ Distribution Anymore  In 2021, regional bottlenecks have wreaked havoc on global trade. The shock of events like the Suez blockage and the ongoing COVID outbreak in South China continue to reverberate. The fire and sinking of the X-Press Pearl have environmental impacts that will…

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Protect your Freight

CargoTrans Insurance Awareness Month!

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Have You Covered Your Long-Tail Risk? If 2020 has taught the world anything, it’s if things can go wrong, they will go wrong. In the spirit of that, we want to highlight the importance of protecting yourself and planning ahead for when they do.  Insurance is often overlooked and greatly…

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It’s Not Easy Being Green, But It’s Worth It

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In 2018, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations’ global maritime regulator, adopted mandatory measures to reduce international shipping emissions by half in 2050 compared with 2008 levels. It’s already a difficult hill to climb in to find the technical solutions for implementation, let alone determine the financial and…

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Never-Ending Peak Season

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The Bullwhip Effect Way back in March of 2020 – when COVID was still just a looming threat and not a full-blown pandemic – shipping demand dropped with production disruptions first in China and then in Italy. As the shock of the magnitude of the outbreak set in, widespread lockdowns…

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Ever Given from Space

General Average And The Slow Boat To China

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Bitter Cargo On March 29, the Ever Given was freed from the Suez Canal after being stuck for six excruciating days. It required the combined efforts of elite international crews, dozens of tug boats and dredgers, and the gravitational pull of the moon to free the massive vessel. Free to get underway, it…

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Suez Canal Disaster

Ever Given Makes the Case for Resilience

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Does Your Supply Chain Need a Second Opinion? It seems that COVID-19 has succeeded where other disasters had failed. It opened people’s eyes to widespread vulnerabilities within our lean, cost-optimized supply chains. (We’re going to completely bypass the health industry in this piece.) Supply chain objectives have been relatively narrow,…

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COVID Congestion: When Will It Clear?

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Pandemic induced disruptions will remain a challenge for shippers well into 2021. Unpredictable delays and logistical bottlenecks are driving container shortages and port congestion. Factory production delays in Asia add to shippers’ strain to meeting surging demand. Carrier reliability continues to drag at all time lows while shipping costs continue…

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Freight Rates: How High Can They Go?

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As millions struggle physically, emotionally, and financially due to the COVID pandemic, higher living costs may be on the horizon. This is partly due to elevated rates for the importation of intermediate and finished goods. Longer delays and big price hikes for supply deliveries could ultimately be footed by the…

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Can Global Shipping Go Green?

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Remember a thousand years ago, back in September 2019, when we talked about The Low Sulphur Surcharge? It was all part of the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) 2018 strategy to switch to low-sulfur fuels and more efficient ship designs to reduce the shipping industry’s greenhouse gases by 40% before 2030…

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