Indonesia and India pledged on Wednesday to step up defense and maritime cooperation, with plans to develop a strategic Indonesian naval port in the Indian Ocean, the leaders of the two countries said after meeting in Jakarta.
For many global logistics managers, the ocean cargo container shipping industry appears to move from one crisis to another without addressing fundamental supply and demand business practices. Further evidence of this surfaced in recent weeks when the worlds leading vessel operators announced the introduction of emergency bunker surcharges in response to rising fuel costs. As a throwback to bygone days of cartel action, this tactic was done in unison, placing higher costs on existing bunker surcharges.
Moving out for the first time can often be a truly daunting task for a number of valid reasons. Number one, you may feel scared of the upcoming relocation simply because you’ve never moved house before, and number two, moving out of your parent’s hou..
The IMO has officially commenced work to look into how safe, secure and environmentally sound Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) operations may be addressed in IMO instruments. The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) endorsed a framework for a regulatory scoping exercise, as work in progress, including preliminary definitions of MASS and degrees of autonomy. MASS has been defined as a ship which, to a varying degree, can operate independently of human interaction.
About 51,000 more drivers are needed to meet the demand from companies such as Amazon and Walmart that are shipping more goods across the country, according to the American Trucking Associations. The driver shortage is already leading to delayed deliveries and higher prices for goods that Americans buy. The ATA predicts that it's likely to get worse in the coming years.
With characteristic candour and acute business acumen, Hong Kongs latest efforts to revamp and revive its maritime industry actually look like they have a good chance of succeeding. However whether they work or not will depend on another key characteristic of the city its democratic political process.
Delta Airlines released plans to re-launch its nonstop routes between the United States and Mumbai, following a gap period in which the carrier withdrew its flights to the region, when Delta says it was forced to exit the market after subsidized state-owned airlines made service economically unviable.
May is National
Moving Month and the start of the busiest season for moving—which lasts
until Labor Day weekend in September. It’s estimated that 70% of moves are made
during this period, which means that it’s a particularly busy set of months for
moving companies across the nation.
Finding the ri…