Author: Ariet Haxhiaj

Commodity Resins and Exports of It

Today, I would like to explain one of most valuable exports such as commodity resins. Accordingly to Britannica.com, commodity resins are plastics that are produced at a high-volume and low-cost for the most common disposable items and durable goods. They are represented chiefly by polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, and polystyrene. Based on chemical composition, these type of plastics are made up of polymers that have only linear carbon atoms in their backbone chains. Based on their behavior, these plastics are classified as thermoplastics capable of being molded and remolded repeatedly. Their essential feature is separability and consequent mobility. The...

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Information Flow and Its Implementation in Shipping

With the fast changing, and always innovative, new methods of transmitting data in the container industry, information and its accuracy has proven to be crucial in cargo shipments. When accurate information combines with time savings, more predictable and well-meaning business decisions are made. With new SOLAS regulations for VGM requirements for all cargo exports, the need for a more efficient and accurate flow of information has become a necessity. In an ideal world, a clear-cut, straightforward declaration of cargo from Country A to Country B should not be much of a hassle if known procedures are followed. Even though...

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Social and Ethic Behaviors in Container Industry

The container shipping industry has for years taken responsible approach to different issues regarding industry. In recent years, market, stakeholder, customer, and regulatory pressures related to industry has driven significant changes in the way international container shipping lines operate and do business. Considering that the industry transports more than one-third of the value of global trade and provides more than 4.2 million jobs and represents a heavy social and environmental footprint, these are developments that have a big impact in a variety of sectors. Environmentally motivated regulations are becoming the most important cost-driver, as governments and corporations raise the bar...

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