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MSC is Latest to Partner With INTTRA for SOLAS VGM Compliance

Thursday, March 31, 2016 · Patrick Burnson
With only three months to go before the mandatory changes instituted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) come into force, MSC has announced that it has entered into a partnership with INTTRA.

Ocean Cargo Supply Chain Should Benefit By INTTRA-JDA Collaboration

Monday, January 11, 2016 · Patrick Burnson
In a move coinciding with increased ocean shipping complexity, INTTRA has announced that it will collaborate with JDA Software Group Inc. to offer shippers a more transparent management system.

Broad Supply Chain Coalition Offers Clarity on New Container Weighing Regulations

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 · Patrick Burnson
The World Shipping Council (WSC), the TT Club, the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), and the Global Shippers' Forum (GSF) recently released a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to address issues arising from the new container…

INTTRA Solution May Ease SOLAS Compliance for Supply Chain Managers

Thursday, December 3, 2015 · Patrick Burnson
The pending implementation of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) verified gross mass (VGM) regulations will add yet more complexity to the troubled global ocean container industry.

How They Did it: Service and Price Come Together

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 · Sebastian Schmidt-Eckert
To get the most value for its transportation spend, Knorr-Bremse Asia Pacific Ltd. created a rating system that links the performance of its logistics providers with their bids for transportation lanes. The result: Service has been improved; costs have been contained; and…

Ocean Cargo Carriers Face Rising Costs

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 · Patrick Burnson
The cost of operating cargo ships is forecast to rise over the next two years after falling in 2015, according to the latest Ship Operating Costs Annual Review and Forecast 2015/16 report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

Top Ocean Cargo Carriers May Reshape Supply Chain: Part I

Sunday, October 18, 2015 · Patrick Burnson
The Paris-based consultancy, Alphaliner, provides the volume rankings of today's leading ocean cargo carriers, but the numbers only tell half the story. With the planned merger of two of China's largest players, and the pending sale of Singapore's NOL, the whole…

Lower Ocean Cargo Rates Are Mixed Blessing for Supply Chain Managers

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 · Patrick Burnson
Ocean freight rates for cargo moving under contracts on the major East-West routes have seen a sharp reduction since the beginning of the year, according to Drewry's Benchmarking Club, a closed user group of multinational retailers and manufacturers who closely monitor…

Retail Supply Chain to Become More Complex This Season

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 · Patrick Burnson
The recent findings also support other supply chain industry reports that “Peak Season” may be getting an early start.

Chinese Ocean Carrier Mergers Put Supply Chain Managers on High Alert

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 · Patrick Burnson
Drewry Supply Chain Advisors in London say ocean carrier M&A may be “back in vogue”

2015 Global Shippers’ Forum Examines Climate Change and Mega-Vessel Issues

Monday, July 20, 2015 · Patrick Burnson
As the Global Shippers' Forum (GSF) concludes its first financial trading year 2014-15, its Annual Report reflects on the achievements of the past 12 months including how it has worked with other organizations in its role as an effective voice for shippers around the world.

Ocean Cargo Still Faces Stiff Challenges

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 · Patrick Burnson
The container-shipping industry has been highly unprofitable over the past five years, note analysts with McKinsey & Company. Making things worse, earnings have been exceptionally volatile.

Supply Chain Management Risk in Martime Sector May Ramp Up

Thursday, May 14, 2015 · Patrick Burnson
American Institute of Marine Underwriters are concerned about new areas of risk on the High Seas

More Trouble Ahead for Flags of Convenience

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 · Patrick Burnson
If the shipping community needed one more reason for eliminating “Flags of Convenience,” this may certainly be the one demanding our immediate attention.

Ocean Carrier and Terminal Ops Collaboration Remain Key Concern for Supply Chain Managers

Monday, April 27, 2015 · Patrick Burnson
In this exclusive interview with Navis senior vice president, Andy Barrons, SCMR presents an overview of the recently-concluded Navis World 2015 in San Francisco.
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