Iran, US and Saudi warships in tense Yemen standoff

Logistics Middle East

Iran sends warships to escort cargo ship into US and Saudi controlled waters off Yemen

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Alliances, Carriers and Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It’s certainly been an interesting past few months in the container shipping industry; from the upcoming IMO 2020 Low Sulphur Fuel requirements, Brexit (Yikes!), However, today the container business seems to be more logistical than purely shipping. Nothing, actually, but it’s a decidedly different box ship business today than that of 20 years ago. OCEAN Alliance: COSCO Shipping, OOCL, Evergreen, CMA CGM. logisticsmanagement #shipping #containers.

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Freight Rates News December 2015


SPECIAL FEATURE: FIVE TRENDS TO SHAPE THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY. First up, no surprises, China slowdown and depressed commodity prices, then the lifting of sanctions on Iran. OUR TAKE A tonic for the (following) Carriers & Cargo section. Shipping is a servant of trade, and trade is driven by consumer behaviour, so understanding how economies develop, evolve and plan for change brings valuable insight of what the maritime sector will look like over the coming decade.

Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling and Logistics

The Index, in its ninth year, ranks 50 emerging markets countries by factors that make them attractive to logistics providers, freight forwarders, shipping lines, air cargo carriers and distributors. The countries improving their infrastructure and transport connections most were India, Indonesia, Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, Argentina and Bangladesh.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

The huge build-up of containers at China’s docks has created a major ocean freight imbalance, with a shortage of cargo in US and European ports and a shortfall in boxes needed by Western exporters to ship products to other parts of the world. To gain a better insight into the shipping imbalance and the extent of air freight disruption, we need first to look at the situation as it now exists in China and then refocus the telescope on markets in other parts of the world.

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The need to know


At this time of the year, Deng Jinling would normally be welcoming foreign buyers to her vacuum flask showroom or cramming her goods into containers to be shipped to customers in the United States. Sugar shipping rush in Brazil amid COVID surge causes huge vessel logjam. sanctions imposed on Iranian shipping network over proliferation take effect. Rhine water level rises but still too for normal shipping. The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists.

This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 1, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Ports See Costly Delays as Cargo Ships, Volumes Grow (WSJ – sub. US Navy to accompany US-flagged ships in Persian Gulf after Iran seizes vessel (Fox News). As a result, loading efficiencies are improved at both shipping origin and all destinations. My wife and I visited my fourth grade son’s class this morning to see the work they’ve done the past few weeks.

10 Controversial Freight Predictions for 2016


Iran’s sanction removal, agreement on the Pacific Trade Deal ). It’s a bad time to sell for scrap, so more ships are idle. The larger carriers have cooperated more closely through mergers and alliances to help defray the big capital costs of building new ships, and will recoup lower running costs. Kuehne+Nagel, recently revamped its technology to enable online booking for less-than-container load (LCL) shipping. Rumors are flying of an Amazon air cargo operation.