30 09, 2021

Costco Enters Chartering market with Smaller Containerships to Combat Ocean Supply Chain Issues

2021-10-01T12:00:06+02:00September 30th, 2021|

Costco has chartered three container ships and leased thousands of containers as the membership-based wholesale retailer looks to secure the delivery of products from Asia amid port congestion and container shortages in ocean shipping, Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti said in a Q4 2021 earnings call with analysts. Costco joins [...]

29 09, 2021

Accelerating worldwide use of green technologies

2021-09-29T09:00:23+02:00September 29th, 2021|

The recent unprecedented wave of extreme weather events has brought home the urgency of the ongoing climate crisis. As stated in the sixth report of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), unless we realize wide scale changes now, we are likely to see disastrous results of global warming. [...]

28 09, 2021

ACI World’s sustainable recovery guidance for airports

2021-09-28T09:19:23+02:00September 28th, 2021|

Airports Council International (ACI) World has launched comprehensive guidance to help airport executives incorporate sustainability at the core of their strategies as they work towards long-term recovery. The ACI World Sustainable Recovery Best Practice highlights the advantages of incorporating sustainability in recovery plans including access to funding through government relief packages and [...]

27 09, 2021

Carnival Corp Endures Consecutive Quarterly Loss

2021-09-28T10:04:59+02:00September 27th, 2021|

Bookings for 2022 Second Half Above Pre-Pandemic Levels Carnival Corp said on Friday cruise bookings for the second half of 2022 were ahead of pre-pandemic levels, in a sign the cruise operator expects a rebound in business as it restarts voyages globally. The company’s U.S.-listed shares rose 3.1% to $25.48 [...]

24 09, 2021

Maersk Heading to Biggest Profit in Danish History

2021-09-24T09:23:21+02:00September 24th, 2021|

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S is now heading for a full-year profit that will match its combined results from the past nine years and make business history in its home country Denmark. A combination of several extreme factors — including bottlenecks caused by pandemic consumption — is boosting earnings at the world’s [...]

23 09, 2021

Amid congestion, Pacific ports reports strong growth

2021-09-23T10:29:35+02:00September 23rd, 2021|

As volumes continue to surge at the nation’s ports on the coasts of the Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, two of the nation’s biggest facilities — Los Angeles and Long Beach — are taking the first steps to expand their hours of operations to 24/7 to keep up with [...]

22 09, 2021

Another sad record : 37 ships forced to drift off southern California waiting for port access

2021-09-22T09:48:17+02:00September 22nd, 2021|

With all anchorages full, and the view from the Californian coastline a vista of steel hulls and laden boxships, record amounts of vessels are being forced to drift off San Pedro Bay. MarineTraffic snapshots of the traffic (see below) require further zooming out to deeper seas as each day breaks [...]

21 09, 2021

6 Tips to Boost your Sales as a Freight Forwarder

2021-09-21T17:28:57+02:00September 21st, 2021|

Even though sales leads may not be the main focus of the average freight forwarder, acquiring new customers is just as important for them as it is for any business. Below are 6 tips that will help you in improving your sales results. 1. Build a personal relationship with your [...]

21 09, 2021

The US Decides to Lift COVID-19 Travel Restrictions from Certain Countries

2021-09-21T13:14:31+02:00September 21st, 2021|

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the decision by the Biden Administration to enable vaccinated travelers to enter the US with a negative COVID-19 test result prior to travel from early November. Importantly, this supersedes the so-called 212f restrictions which prevented anyone from entering the US if they had [...]

20 09, 2021

CMA CGM hit by another cyber attack

2021-09-21T17:30:09+02:00September 20th, 2021|

CMA CGM has been hit by another cyber attack, just under one year since its last big breach. The French containerline told customers today that it had suffered a leak of data on limited customer information involving first and last names, employer, position, email address and phone number. CMA CGM [...]

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