Shipping from the UAE to the US

Shipping from the UAE to the US

Currently, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the US’s 30th largest goods trading partner. Even though the UAE is not one of the top 10 US trade partners, its goods are still important for the US economy. The goods imported from the UAE are mainly aluminum, mineral fuels, iron, steel products, and machinery. Many agricultural …

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Anuga trade fair

Anuga trade fair

Attending trade fairs is one of the best methods to look for new ideas or promote your product. It is important for people in the industry to realize how essential trade fairs are and their impact on each industry. If you are interested in food products and food suppliers, consider participating in an Anuga trade …

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Customs clearance in Australia

customs clearance in Australia

Everyone who imports or exports out of Australia knows that the regulations regarding customs clearance in Australia are relatively strict. To help you with the complicated process, we’ve gathered the most important information about customs clearance in Australia. Do you need Customs Brokers in Australia? A customs broker comes in handy if you import to …

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Ever Forward refloated

Ever Forward refloated

Ever Forward, a ship of Taiwan shipowner Evergreen, ran aground in the Chesapeake Bay on March 13. The container ship Ever Forward was refloated after a few weeks when the conditions were most favorable, with the help of a full moon and a high spring tide. Ever Forward refloated The Ever Forward container ship, over …

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Transporting plastic waste

Transporting plastic waste

More than 10 million tons of plastic waste end up in our oceans every year. CMA CGM, one of the largest shipping companies, has announced that it will not accept plastic scrap anymore. What is other shipowners’ position on transporting plastic waste? Transporting plastic waste CMA CGM has joined large sea carriers who have decided …

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SOLAS Convention

SOLAS Convention

The SOLAS Convention is probably the most important of all international treaties concerning the safety of merchant ships. In 2016, the latest version of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS Convention) was amended. One of the most significant changes concerned a requirement of providing the documented VGM (Verified Gross Mass). …

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Lockdown in Shanghai and supply chain

Lockdown in Shanghai

On March 28, lockdown measures on one side of Shanghai, Pudong, came into effect. On April 1, the other side of Shanghai, Puxi, entered lockdown. It is estimated that the measures will impact China’s GDP 2022 growth by 0.15 percent. To prevent the slowdown, the authorities announced new stimulus policies. Shanghai is not only the …

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Automechanika trade fair

Automechanika

Automechanika trade fair is the biggest trade show in the automotive aftermarket (the secondary market of the automotive industry) in the world. The trade fair is organized in Frankfurt and other major cities every two years, connecting supply and demand in the global automotive aftermarket. Automechanika trade fair Automechanika trade fair is organized by Messe …

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War in Ukraine and rail freight

War in Ukraine and rail freight

The recent armed conflict in Ukraine endangers the safety and life of many people, and its effects are felt outside the occupied territory. Without a doubt, the invasion has an impact on the New Silk Road rail freight. The war in Ukraine and rail freight – do freight trains run despite the circumstances? China-EU rail …

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Chinese port congestion

Chinese port congestion

Lifting restrictions related to Covid-19 is the overall global trend – China is an exception. The recent Shanghai lockdown has affected not only ship delays in China; this temporary measure may impact the global economy. Chinese approach to virus Amid the pandemic, China introduced a “zero-Covid” policy. In practice, even a single detected positive case …

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