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Importer Fraud Hurts Venezuelan Economy

Venezuela employs a currency controls program, which provides subsidized dollars to companies to import low-cost goods for their citizens. There is a large need in Venezuela for food and other goods to be transported through ocean freight shipping. However, most … Continue reading

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The Investments US Ports Want

It is clear that the ports in the US need help so that they can properly handle the incoming influx of cargo expected within the next few years. To do that, they need the US Government to invest with more … Continue reading

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Automated Container Loading

When maritime industry leaders speak about using automated robots for moving cargo, it may sound like the reasoning is to cut the costs of manual labor, which in turn might lower ocean freight shipping rates. It seems that there are … Continue reading

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End of a Shipping Era in China

It was a common sight for the major seaports in China to be considered the center of the international freight shipping world. Every year, it seems that more and more cargo is transported from China. However, the annual growth of … Continue reading

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Terminal Handling Charges

Sometimes a shipper might look at their maritime shipping invoice and notice a fee called a Terminal Handling Charge. For veteran shippers, this fee might be a common occurrence. For a novice shipper, there might be some questions about what … Continue reading

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Port of Santos

The Port of Santos is located in the heart of Brazil. On paper, the Port of Santos is simply the 39th largest port in the World. While 38 other ports might be considered larger than the Port of Santos, they … Continue reading

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US Meat Exports Decrease

In the saga of the well known US trade deficit, the solution to increasing more exports depends on the commodity. Historically, the US has been a strong exporter of meat products, such as beef, lamb and pork. According to the … Continue reading

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Congestion Gets Worse at Major East Coast Port

It is not uncommon to witness congestion at the Port of New York-New Jersey. In the past, weather events like snow and hurricanes were the root cause of the biggest delays at the port. Today, the big cause for the … Continue reading

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A Good Result From the West Coast Port Congestion

It is mostly agreed that the previous congestion of containers at the US West Coast ports, during late 2014 and early 2015, hurt the ocean freight shipping industry. There were massive delays at the West Coast ports that hurt many … Continue reading

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Congestion at the Port of Virginia

With all of the attention at the congestion at the West Coast ports, it seems that now that this situation gets back to normal and there is another port facing unbelievable congestion. The Port of Virginia, operated by the Virginia … Continue reading

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