Taneli Ruda, head of ONESOURCE Global Trade, said companies can exert little control over the macro conditions that impact trade, but they can use today’s low-growth trade environment as an opportunity to review and optimize their processes.
Despite a populist backlash championed by Donald Trump against the outcome of free trade deals, Sen. Johnson and other Republicans are cautioning against protectionism.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that tariff rates are generally more expensive than contract rates, but are usually more suitable for shippers with infrequent or small volume shipments.
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Athens, Greece-based containership lessor Diana Containerships has sold the M/V Angeles, formerly on charter to Taiwanese ocean carrier Yang Ming, to an unnamed demolition yard for $6.69 million before commissions, the company said.
The recent announcement on Japan’s three major ocean carriers - MOL, NYK Line and “K” Line - merging container operations has left the industry wondering if more consolidation is to come.
Although the Malaysian ship owner reported lower profits and revenues for the third quarter of 2016 compared to a year prior, the company did have some notable accomplishments during the quarter.