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Ocean Freight

Explaining Demurrage vs. Detention With Simple Examples

  For an importer-exporter, the words “demurrage” and “detention” both mean the same thing in the end—fees. Of course, these two types of penalties are distinctly different. Not understanding what...

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Ocean Freight, how-to

Shipping for Chinese New Year - Best Practices

  The Chinese New Year (CNY) is based on the Lunar calendar, so dates change year by year. The CNY is celebrated not only in China, but in other Asian countries like Cambodia, Thailand, Japan and...

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Ocean Freight

How Problems at Ports Could Hold Up Your Ocean Freight

On Monday, March 19, 2018, two Hapag Lloyd ships collided while berthing at the port terminal in Karachi, Pakistan. The stunning video of massive containers tumbling into the sea is a reminder of how...

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For Shippers, Ocean Freight

Intermodal Shipping Containers: History, Types, and Unconventional Use

Throughout history, several achievements have dramatically improved supply chain: Finding the sea route to India in the 15th century, invention of steam ships in the 19th century, or establishing...

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International Trade, Ocean Freight, Freight Fowarders

Customer Choice

In my last post we started to take a look and answer if International Transportation is ready for disruption. Disruption means “Different and better”. Could traditional freight forwarding be ready...

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