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Finding The Right Partner for Ocean Shipping Contracts

Beverly Altimore - Tuesday, October 18, 2016
If you need to ship goods to remote locations, you need to know which ocean carriers ( are most trustworthy. How to choose the right ocean carrier: If you are shipping a large amount of goods per ..
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Should Your Company Invest in Ocean Freight Auditing?

Beverly Altimore - Monday, September 26, 2016
USSA (, a leader in ocean freight management, understands that there are multiple components to consider in managing the transportation of your cargo. Whether you ship vast quantities of product or less-than-tr ..
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Reasons behind the new SOLAS VGM rules for ocean freight containers

Beverly Altimore - Wednesday, September 21, 2016
SOLAS introduced the new regulation about the declaration of the weight of ocean freight with great impact to the industry. Besides the additional administrative cost, there has been a shift in liability to the ocean shipping companies. As much a ..
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Understanding Ocean Shipping Carrier Alliances

Beverly Altimore - Monday, September 19, 2016
International ocean shipping is required by major businesses on a frequent and predictable basis. The exploding demand pre-2008 and a need to utilize vessels that burned fuel more efficiently when oil prices were skyrocketing, prompted ocean carr ..
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What Are the New SOLAS VGM Ocean Freight Rules?

Beverly Altimore - Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) require every packed export container to have a verified weight before being loaded. The impact has been significant to Shippers all over the world. However, the shipment processes from t ..
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SOLAS Guidelines and Regulations Effective 1 July, 2016

Beverly Altimore - Saturday, December 19, 2015
Verified Gross Mass Industry FAQs The amendments to this regulation have substantial impact on operational practices between the parties in the international supply chain involved in the movement of containers by sea.  ..
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New Shipping Container Rule Riles Exporters

Beverly Altimore - Thursday, December 17, 2015
Shippers say they will struggle to comply with a new requirement to weigh containers before they’re loaded on ships, a step carriers say will reduce accidents. A new rule will require shippers to vouch for the weight of their conta ..
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USSA Position Paper

Beverly Altimore - Monday, April 08, 2013
Low Sulfur Charge One way that the Ocean Carrier segment of the shipping industry tries to keep customers happy with low rates while maintaining their own profitability involves finding new ways to enhance their revenues without asking their cust ..
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U.S. Shippers Association Moves Global Logistics Control Technology into the Cloud with GT Nexus

Beverly Altimore - Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Platform Centralizes Freight Spend Management and Visibility for Industry Trade Group Oakland, CA and Needville, TX – October 24, 2012 – GT Nexus today announced that the U.S. Shippers Association (USSA) has successfully rolled-out its ..
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