The ‘new normal’ is a phrase we are now hearing a lot throughout the freight sector and the economy in general — but when will it arrive and what will it mean for your business?
You may not be aware of all the risks of dangerous goods (DG) transport domestically. By “dangers” I am referring to miss declarations, errors in manifests or outright failure to declare DO.
COVID-19 is having far-reaching effects on the shipping industry, and on importers and exporters, in ways that could never have been foreseen before the pandemic struck.
Let’s quickly recap what you have experienced! In December 2019, doctors in Wuhan, China, began to see patients with unusual and worrying symptoms.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is forcing stores to close across the globe. How should traditional retailers change in this new environment and with new consumer expectations and behavior?
Four years after the introduction of VGM (verified gross mass) rules to deal with the dangerous problem of mis-declared containers, one could be forgiven for thinking the issue of overweight boxes had been eradicated.
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Trucks transport 73% of the USA’s freight. However, in New Zealand they handle 92% of cargo, with 6% going by rail and 2% on coastal shipping.
The current market circumstances dictate New Zealand companies are not able to receive the full advantage of shipper-owned containers (SOCs).
Recently published by Hamburg-based Container xChange, the report determined that most freight-forwarders are failing to capitalise on the potential opportunities offered by SOCs.
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Ports of Auckland has installed the world’s largest soil-based vertical garden on its new car-handling building on Auckland’s waterfront.
The issues of container detention (empty hire) charges is an ongoing sore point which affects the relationship between shipping lines, importers, customs agents and freight forwarders, and it has raised its head again.