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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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Is the Shipping Industry Running On Empty?

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It’s not just PPE that’s in short supply. The shipping containers themselves are a scarce commodity across the Asian continent and have been causing headaches for people and businesses trying to manage the global supply chain. It’s an issue with an elusive answer as consumers spend less on service and…

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Expect Delays On A COVID Vaccine

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If 20 billion doses of totally safe and effective ‘one time’ COVID vaccine was created today, how long do you think it would be before you and your loved ones were able to get it? Spoiler: it’s much, much longer than you think. If/when a COVID vaccine is created, cleared,…

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Who’s Truck Is It Anyway?

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Who’s truck is it anyway?   You might have heard that California waged war on companies exploiting ‘gig workers’ and made it the law to treat them as employees with access to benefits including maternity/paternity leave, sick pay, healthcare options and holidays. Sounds human right? West coast, best coast? Not for…

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Chassis Need A Home Too

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Chassis Need A Home Too   Chassis, the overlooked workhorse of the cargo and shipping industry. Without them, all those shipping containers, full of helpful items and imported materials would languish with nothing but the sight of the sea to ease the pain of their inability to make you money. Which…

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