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  • Pirates Kidnap 8 from German-Owned Cargo Ship Off Cameroon August 16, 2019
    Pirates kidnapped eight crew members from a general cargo ship off the coast of Cameroon in West Africa. The vessel’s Hamburg, Germany-based shipowner, MC-Schiffahrt, confirmed the incident in a statement posted to its website. The company said its MV MarMalaita was attacked Thursday, August 14, between 23.00h and 24.00h local time at the Douala anchorage […]
    Mike Schuler
  • Iran Tanker Shifts Position But Still at Anchor Off Gibraltar August 16, 2019
    Reuters
  • Four Injured in Ferry Grounding in Boston Harbor August 16, 2019
    The U.S. Coast Guard and other state and local rescue crews responded to the grounding of a passenger ferry near Boston Harbor’s Long Island on Friday. The Coast Guard says it was alerted at around 7:45 a.m. by a manager at Boston Harbor Ferry reporting that the ferry Lightning had run aground with 84 people […]
    Mike Schuler

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  • RTR: Dirty shipping fuel margins plunge as cleaner fuel rules loom August 18, 2019
    REUTERS reports: “Margins for European high sulphur fuel oil (HSFO), used to power ships, sank this week as preparations for a global shift to cleaner maritime fuel next year start to weigh on prices. High sulphur fuel oil is one of the dirtiest and cheapest products to come out of a refinery. It is used in […]
    LoadstarEditorial
  • PR: Agility reports 8.1% Q2 earnings increase August 17, 2019
    Press release KUWAIT – August 13, 2019 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today reported second-quarter earnings of 12.99 fils per share on net profit of KD 21.6 million, an increase of 8.1% over the same period in 2018. Q2 EBITDA grew 31.2% to KD 48.6 million, and revenue increased 3.2% to KD 396.3 […]
    LoadstarEditorial
  • Transpacific rates take a tumble as trade war ripples spread August 16, 2019
    Efforts to push rates up on Asia-North Europe trades are still failing, and carriers are now also beginning to feel the pinch from the China-US trade wars. The Shanghai Containerised Freight Index (SCFI) today recorded spot rates for North Europe virtually unchanged, up just 0.2% to $812 per teu. While this modest increase will allay […]
    Alexander Whiteman

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  • Cathay CEO and chief customer & commercial officer resign August 16, 2019
    Cathay Pacific’s chief executive officer, Rupert Hogg, and chief customer and commercial officer, Paul Loo, have both resigned on the back of the airline’s involvement in recent events in Hong Kong. Augustus Tang has been appointed the new CEO while Ronald Lam will be the new chief customer and commercial officer, effective from next Monday. […]
    Jeff Lee
  • DHL doubles Connecticut service center capacity with $4 million investment  August 16, 2019
    DHL completed a US$4 million expansion and upgrade of its service center operations in Hartford, Conn., the company announced yesterday. The move is intended to accommodate growing cross-border e-commerce trade.  With the investment made earlier this year, DHL added 16,000 square feet of warehousing space to bring the facility’s total space to 38,000 square feet. With this expansion, the […]
    Chelsea Toczauer
  • The Freight 50: Sharpest climbs and falls among carriers August 16, 2019
    As noted in this year's Freight 50 feature, DHL reported the strongest y-o-y growth during 2018. The second-fastest grower on the list, Vietnam Airlines, made its first appearance on the Freight 50 list at the No. 46 spot thanks to year-over-year growth of 170.2% during 2018. Although many Chinese carriers have struggled to maintain growth […]
    Caryn Livingston

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  • Podcast | Surviving in the U.S. Transportation Market August 16, 2019
    A seasoned logistics executive returns to the U.S. and finds a market that’s familiar in some ways, and sharply different in others.
  • Zebra and Barcoding Reform Shipping Process With Strategic Label Initiative August 15, 2019
    Challenge: In 2017, a global third-party logistics provider’s more than 400 distribution sites and warehouses were purchasing labels and other consumables from multiple sources — often incurring excessive shipping costs and chargebacks due to poor-quality, unscannable labels. The company needed a cost-effective solution to contain increasing costs, plan budgets, ensure consistent quality and improve customer […]
  • Portugal Orders Striking Truckers to Haul Fuel Amid Shortage August 13, 2019
    Portugal declared a civil order to ensure that truck drivers, who began a strike on Monday, deliver enough fuel to stop airports and gas stations from running dry at the height of the country’s tourism season.

RSS Supply Chain Visibility

  • Zebra and Barcoding Reform Shipping Process With Strategic Label Initiative August 15, 2019
    Challenge: In 2017, a global third-party logistics provider’s more than 400 distribution sites and warehouses were purchasing labels and other consumables from multiple sources — often incurring excessive shipping costs and chargebacks due to poor-quality, unscannable labels. The company needed a cost-effective solution to contain increasing costs, plan budgets, ensure consistent quality and improve customer […]
  • Import Compliance 101: Following Four Basic Principles August 15, 2019
    Importers bear the burden of complying with all U.S. laws and regulations when their goods enter the country. Failure to exercise reasonable care in this effort can result in long delays in the release of merchandise, and the imposition of stiff penalties.
  • Breaking Business Silos Is Bigger Than Data Technology August 12, 2019
    We’re victims of our own success in building a truly global supply chain.