29 10, 2021

Importers/Exports fear ‘catastrophic’ fallout from ‘crazy’ California port fees

2021-10-29T09:20:19+02:00October 29th, 2021|

National Shippers Advisory Council convenes, members bash LA/LB plan The cure is worse than the disease, say critics of an emergency plan of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach backed by the Biden administration. If you think port congestion is bad now, just wait for what comes next. [...]

28 10, 2021

Mv Zim Kingston that lost 40 containers near Strait of Juan de Fuca

2021-10-28T09:49:48+02:00October 28th, 2021|

Potential wake-up call over port congestion Protecting vessels is taking on a higher profile after the container ship Zim Kingston lost 40 near the Strait of Juan de Fuca. SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard in Seattle is opening up more places for large container ships to get out of [...]

27 10, 2021

Labor paradox leaves Vietnam factories reeling after COVID exodus

2021-10-27T09:34:58+02:00October 27th, 2021|

HO CHI MINH CITY -- The COVID conundrum seen around the world has reached Vietnam: Millions are out of work, and yet factories cannot hire enough workers to satisfy foreign customers, which are bracing for a holiday season already under threat from brittle global supply chains. Government officials are beseeching [...]

26 10, 2021

NVOCC, the underrated service provider in global logistics

2021-10-26T09:13:30+02:00October 26th, 2021|

Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC or NVO) or sometimes called Box Operators are those carriers who offer port to port services similar to Main Line Operators (MLO), by issuing their own Bill of lading, but at the core, they do not operate vessels, but rather own the fleet of [...]

25 10, 2021

Shipping disruption: Why are so many queuing to get to the US?

2021-10-25T09:57:23+02:00October 25th, 2021|

Global supply chains are congested. In California, there have been record-breaking queues of container ships outside major ports. "We are facing an unprecedented cargo surge at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles due to major global pandemic production shifts and decades-old supply chain challenges," says the mayor of [...]

22 10, 2021

The end of ‘Made in China’ ? Supply chains consider alternatives

2021-10-22T17:26:27+02:00October 22nd, 2021|

The change in tone from U.S.-based supply chains is not a mass exodus from China. Instead, it's an approach that embraces diversification. This story is part of a series marking Supply Chain Dive's five-year anniversary. Look back at some of the most important stories in supply chain since 2016 in [...]

21 10, 2021

Shipping Companies Aim to Use Only Zero-Carbon Ocean Shipping by 2040

2021-10-21T09:16:12+02:00October 21st, 2021|

Ocean transportation and its massive carbon footprint Maritime shipping, the lifeblood of global trade that is usually hidden from public view, has been thrown into the headlines due to global supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic. Long delays at ports around the world, skyrocketing freight prices, and the occasional [...]

20 10, 2021

The Apollo Cargo Alliance is welcoming new business opportunities in Santa Catarina, Brazil

2021-10-26T16:58:59+02:00October 20th, 2021|

The Apollo Cargo Alliance is happy to welcome its newest member in the following strategical location: Santa Catarina - Brazil We are sure this freight forwarder will contribute to the positive growth of our international logistics network.  

20 10, 2021

Entertainment – Music, Beer, Wi-Fi At Sea: Managing Morale For Sailors Stuck At Anchor

2021-10-20T09:18:12+02:00October 20th, 2021|

Plenty of things might keep container-ship captain Markus Grote up at night while sailing across the ocean, but lately there’s another kind of sinking feeling that worries him: crew morale. With many of the world’s 400,000 merchant mariners still struggling to take time off and go home, seafarer fatigue remains [...]

19 10, 2021

Rate difference between smaller and large shippers approaching $20,000 per feu

2021-10-19T09:43:24+02:00October 19th, 2021|

The crippling container shipping costs hitting smaller shippers has been analysed by Danish consultancy Sea-Intelligence, clearly illustrating why so many exporters are skirting with bankruptcy thanks to this year’s record freight rates. The price differential between smaller shippers using spot cargo and larger shippers on contract continues to escalate. The [...]

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