Beyond the Horizon: The Maritime Musical Chairs of 2024

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In the upcoming year of 2024, the maritime industry is poised for a transformative phase akin to a sophisticated game of musical chairs, particularly within the realm of shipping lines. Analogous to the strategic alliances observed in the aviation sector, wherein airlines align themselves under banners like Star Alliance, One World, and Sky Team, the container shipping sector operates under …

From Sea to Sky: Hybrid Shipping Solution in the Face of Changing Tides

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Back in the 1980s and 1990s, container ships were smaller and slower. This meant it took a good 50 to 60 days for urgent shipments from Asia to Europe. Air cargo, on the other hand, was too expensive for high-value goods, making it hard to justify the cost. To tackle this, logistics companies like Canaan came up with a solution. …

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Disruption at Sydney, Brisbane, and Fremantle Terminals

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Since November 2023, the Maritime Union and DP World have been stuck in a disagreement loop. DP World runs major terminals in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Fremantle Ports, shaping the fate of 40% of Australia’s shipping. The heart of the matter revolves around a labor deal – the union pushing for a concise two-year plan with an 8% annual pay …

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Are You Prepared for Canada’s Latest Goods Importation System?

Karolina Mazur News

On May 13, 2024, CARM (CBSA Assessment and Revenue management) digital system will become the office system of record that importers and other trade chain partners will use to pay for import duties and taxes.  What is CARM?  CARM stands for the CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management program. It is a new initiative by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) …

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United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) and ILA (International Longshoremen’s Association) Urged to restart negotiations by US Importers

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The looming threat of a US East Coastwide strike in the US maritime industry continues as negotiations between maritime employers and the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), have yet to restart. ILA President Harold Daggett emphasizes the need for a significant hourly wage increase before delving into other contract terms. The potential strike, the first in 47 years, carries financial repercussions …

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Update On the Red Sea Attacks and Their Impact on Shipping (January 15th, 2024)

Karolina Mazur Featured, News

The recent spate of attacks on the merchant fleet in the Red Sea continues to impact shipping traffic in the area.  Last Thursday, air strikes on January 11th by US and UK fighter planes on targets in Yemen from where Houthi militants have launched attacks on commercial shipping since early December.  This highlights that this conflict will continue to escalate …

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Expansion of Another Air Cargo Center in Canada

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Winnipeg Richardson International Airport is slated for a significant $19.4 million cargo upgrade, backed by the National Trade Corridors Fund. The project encompasses the construction of a state-of-the-art storage facility, equipped with cold storage for perishable goods, aimed at expanding cargo capacity for both imports and exports. The initiative is strategically designed to enhance accessibility, particularly for remote and Northern …

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Update On The Red Sea Attacks and Their Impact On Shipping (January 2nd, 2024)

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Maersk vessel named Hangzhou has been attacked on December 30th, 2023 while travelling through the Red Sea with the intention of going through the Suez Canal. Ongoing security concerns in the Red Sea are affecting shipping lines navigating from Asia to North America and Europe because -despite US Navy presence- Yemen-backed Houthi rebels remain a threat to container vessels. While …

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Concerns Over Freight Rate Increases From Asia to North America and Europe in January 2024 Before Chinese New Year

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Spot freight rates from Asia to North America have surged due to the deteriorating security situation in the Red Sea. Carriers are expected to leverage market uncertainty during January negotiations for 2024–25 service contracts. The attacks on shipping have led vessels to divert around the African Cape of Good Hope, increasing voyage times and costs. Some customers are considering transloading …