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Category Archives: Product – Ocean Freight

Did You Know? Panama Canal Now Connects 140 Ocean Routes and 1,700 Global Ports

On December 20th, the Panama Canal welcomed the largest capacity vessel to ever navigate the waterway’s expanded locks, which opened for oceangoing traffic in 2016 after nearly a decade of planning and construction. Canal de Panamá reports that Hapag-Lloyd’s Valparaiso Express, a 10,589 TEU Neopanamax containership, was specifically built to take advantage of the greater […]

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Hapag-Lloyd and DB Schenker Continue CO2 Cuts

Hapag-Lloyd and DB Schenker are celebrating 10 years of a partnership to protect the world’s oceans. The joint project that started as a green supply chain from Sweden to China, has now evolved into an environmental partnership that has seen Hapag-Lloyd reduce its CO2 footprint by 45 percent and DB Schenker cut its CO2 production by […]

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Leveraging Trans-Pacific Partnership Opportunities

In the works for about eight years now, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could come to fruition as early as this coming spring. With the World Trade Organization (WTO) projecting a 4 percent increase in world merchandise trade in 2016 (up from 3.3 percent last year and 2.8 percent in 2014), now is the time for […]

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Ready, Set, Go! Getting Your Supply Chain Ready for the Holiday Season

Fourth quarter is here, which means it’s time to strategize for the year-end holiday season. A busy time for shippers, carriers, and logistics providers, the end of each year always brings its own set of challenges and opportunities. This year is no different. On one hand, getting the right products to the right place and […]

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Maximizing the Power of the Global Supply Chain

As global supply chains continue to expand and stretch around the world, a growing number of companies are maximizing the power of these chains and transforming the way they do business. By working with multiple business partners located in different countries—and in many cases to manufacture the parts and equipment needed to develop a single […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should be Using DB Schenker Cargo Insurance

If recent news headlines are any indication, the world’s shipping lines are facing some tough financial times this year. The impacts have yet to be measured, but with two of the world’s largest entities either already in bankruptcy or possibly heading toward it, it’s time to thoroughly review your shipping strategy and make sure your […]

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Zika Update: 6 Things Every Shipper Needs to Know Now

When Chinese authorities placed the U.S. on its Zika virus “watch list” in August, the move sent shippers in a quandary as they scrambled to figure out how to comply with and/or work around the country’s new restrictions on shipping. The new regulations required that a third party must declare all containers mosquito-free, with non-certified […]

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AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit

AIDF provides a productive and collaborative environment to discuss, debate and problem-solve global issues surrounding humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations worldwide. The summit strives to enable quicker and better response during crisis and catastrophes in a more effective, sustainable and cost-efficient way. This year’s program focuses on best practice in logistics and transport, Procurement […]

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4 SOLAS Technicalities You Need to Know

With the SOLAS Verified Gross Mass (VGM) rule officially in effect as of July 1, shippers around the world must comply with the new regulation or risk shipment delays and other setbacks. To help companies tackle the rule’s most technical details, Andrea Morreira, international logistics manager at Orchard Supply Hardware joined a panel of ocean […]

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DB Schenker Recognized as Sustainability Leader

Supply chain sustainability is taking root as shippers embrace technology and best practices that minimize their environmental impact. DB Schenker has been leading this industry charge with numerous initiatives across the globe. It’s always nice to be recognized as a leader, and Inbound Logistics has done just that, with the announcement of the G75 that […]

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