Author: Ethan Huang

Types of Air Transportation

When considering how ocean freight is shipped, the shipping industry offers many different types of carriers, based on the type of commodity and the clients’ shipping needs. If we are moving automobiles, we could ship on RORO vessels. If moving oil, the vessel option could be a tanker. Finally, if we are moving 40’DV or 40’HC, we could book space on a containerized vessel. Like the ocean freight industry, air freight can be moved with different carriers, depending on the customers’ needs or commodity requirements. Different Types of Air Freight Carriers Passenger Airlines: Passenger airlines are the companies that...

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Some Factors to Consider When Choosing a Shipping Carrier

There are a plethora of factors to consider when choosing the correct steamship line (SSL) for your cargo. Below are a few examples of what should be taken into consideration before booking with a shipping carrier. Please note, although detailed, this is not an exhaustive list, as every destination and cargo will have different requirements. Always be sure to check with your trusted NVOCC, MTS Logistics, Inc. First, let’s start with an obvious and very important thing to consider: Do they carry your cargo? Not every steamship line will carry the commodity you are shipping. While Maersk carries military...

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Major Delays at Chittagong Port

Chittagong Port is Bangladesh’s prime seaport. Located on the coastline of the Bay of Bengal, it is the busiest seaport on the coastline, and the second busiest seaport in the overall region of countries dependent on the Bay of Bengal. Littoral and landlocked countries, such as India, Myanmar, Thailand, and Nepal, depend on the Bay of Bengal for maritime usage. Historically, the Bay of Bengal has been a super highway of trade, transport, and cultural exchange between South Asia and Southeast Asia. According to Lloyd’s of London marine insurance, it was ranked as the 76th busiest port in the...

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All About the Panama Canal – and It’s Recent Expansion

Considered one of world’s greatest engineering marvels, the Panama Canal connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean, using a man-made artificial waterway measuring 48 miles (77 km.) France was the first country to attempt construction of such a canal in 1881, but abandoned the project due to high death tolls from malaria, yellow fever, and other diseases. In 1904, the United States took over the project and completed development of the canal, for opening on August 15, 1914. Cutting across the Isthmus of Panama proved key for international maritime trade, shortening international trade routes. Using a sequence of...

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Congestion at Shanghai’s Yangshan Port

China’s Yangshan port has many claims to fame. It is considered one of the busiest port facilities in the world, and the world’s biggest deep-water port. Yangshan port is also connected to the mainland through the world’s largest sea bridge – Donghai Bridge. Over the course of the last few days, Shanghai’s Yangshan deep-water port has experienced abnormally-major delays and congestion. Reports of major delays have increased by 40 percent since the beginning of April, and experts speculate it could last until mid-May. The mainly affected areas include, but are not limited to, the Trans-Pacific, Asia-Australia, and Asia-Europe trade...

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