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vessel loading containers at port

October 9, 2018

Congestion continues at major UK ports

Chronic congestion at the UK's two largest container ports is forcing ocean carrier planners to make further last-minute ship diversions, causing chaos to the country's supply chain.

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NYK ship sailing in San Francisco bay

October 9, 2018

Survey: Autonomous ships face fewer challenges than driverless cars

Autonomous ships and aviation drones face fewer barriers to adoption than driverless cars, according to underwriting professionals replying to an International Underwriting Association (IUA) survey on developing technologies.

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cargo packaged on lift ready for loading on white airplane

October 9, 2018

Tariffs haven't impacted air cargo — yet

The pace of air freight growth in August 2018 was nearly unchanged from July, as freight ton kilometers (FTKs) grew 2.3%, according to data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

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Hapag Lloyd ship at Antwerp port

October 8, 2018

Hapag-Lloyd to introduce cleaner fuel charges from 2019

Hapag-Lloyd said on Monday it is preparing customers for a mechanism to charge more for cleaner fuel starting next year to comply with tighter environmental rules.

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chemical barrels loaded on pallets in warehouse

October 3, 2018

Iran’s oil buyer and rival, U.A.E. may be cracking down on trade

The United Arab Emirates, which has a history of talking tough on Iran while still buying its oil, appears to be taking steps to comply with looming U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic’s energy industry.

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