Posts tagged with ‘ocean freight’

  • Business - Transportation

    Logistics Alert: What the New IMO 2020 Emissions Standards Mean for the Shipping Industry

    - by Transplace

    Earlier this year, we shared some important information about the International Maritime Organization (IMO) announcing a new standard regarding the acceptable levels of sulfur oxides (SOx) emissions in bunker fuel – all in an effort to reduce air pollution from container ships. With less than six months to the full implementation of the emissions standard, there is still uncertainty throughout the global shipping industry about its overall impact. In this post, I’ll examine what shippers need to know about the new fuel guidelines and discuss how it could affect their business.

  • International Logistics

    Logistics Alert: Changes to International Fuel Surcharges Coming in 2020

    - by Transplace

    Fuel surcharges have been a topic of conversation and negotiation for carriers and shippers alike for many years. Fuel is a huge percentage of a carrier’s overall cost for operating their business, and carriers have historically utilized various fuel surcharges, from “emergency” to “interim,” in order to pass along volatility of these costs to their shipper customers.

  • International Logistics
    Logistics Alert: International Shipping in the Current Time of Tariffs

    Logistics Alert: International Shipping in the Current Time of Tariffs

    - by Transplace

    As headlines surrounding new tariffs may have shippers concerned about their potential impact, it’s important to keep ahead of the headlines. The industry is already well into the traditional peak season import period (which is July through November annually), and importers are ramping up for the upcoming holidays. However, the uncertainty of current tariffs and the potential impact of any future regulations appears to be adding to the overall container volume loadings out of China, causing a few key concerns.

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