Celebrating the Panama Canal

There is a special anniversary this year in the world of international freight shipping. The Panama Canal celebrates its 100th Anniversary this summer. The Panama Canal has been a tremendous component of global trade for the United States, and other nations in the World. In many ways, the shipping industry would be very different if not for the Panama Canal, which connected the East and the West through ocean trade.

Water Resources Reform and Development Act

Finally, the politicians in Washington managed to cease their pointless arguing (for the time being) to work together on an important bill for the American people. And that bill will directly help the US container shipping industry.

Trans-Pacific Maritime Rates

The 14th Annual Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference was held last week. Hundreds of people in the logistics industry attended. There were numerous topics for discussion during this important event. The experts at the conference discussed solutions to alleviate container terminal congestion, the expanding US import market for 2014 and questions for outsourcing businesses.

Containers vs.Breakbulk

In international ocean freight shipping, there are two options for transportating cargo: containers or breakbulk. The difference between both options is simply that break bulk refers to individual or loose materials that are loaded, shipped and unloaded from the ship, and containers refers to a storage unit where all of the materials stay. 20 foot or 40 foot containers are available, as well as different containers such as flat rack, open top and refrigerated for temperature-sensitive shipments.


The transshipment process has become a major aspect of international cargo shipping. For new shippers, they should know that transshipment involves routing cargo between locations or vessels during the transportation process before reaching the destination. Many shipping companies might use transshipping for cargo shipments and there are several reasons.

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