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  • Record monthly US imports forecast for August August 9, 2017
    Analysts and industry watchers are upgrading their expectations for global trade growth in 2017. US containerized imports are forecast to reach the highest-ever monthly total in August as retailers react to strong consumer demand, providing carriers another tailwind to their improving fortunes. The Global Port Tracker, published monthly by the National Retail...
    Aug 09, 2017 6:07PM EDT
  • Cyber attack highlights maritime security limitations July 13, 2017
    The June 27 “NotPetya” cyber attack that disrupted business at Maersk Group for well over a week has been dubbed “the industry’s Y2K moment,” but that is not accurate. Y2K was the threat to computer systems at the moment the year 1999 turned into 2000, and the fears never materialized....
    Jul 13, 2017 12:38PM EDT
  • Testing the limits of cyber security July 13, 2017
    The June 27 “NotPetya” cyber attack that disrupted business at Maersk Group for well over a week has been dubbed “the industry’s Y2K moment,” but that’s not accurate. Y2K was the threat to computer systems at the moment the year 1999 turned into 2000, and the fears never materialized. Closer...
    Jul 13, 2017 9:44AM EDT
  • Proliferation of shipping data raises questions of ownership July 8, 2017
    The idea of a smart container and the valuable information it provides to supply chain stakeholders continue to generate attention, particularly in the reefer shipping sector. Access to real-time data such as location, temperature, and humidity are extremely useful to carriers, beneficial cargo owners (BCOs), and others, including insurers.  However, a...
    Jul 08, 2017 9:00AM EDT
  • Project cargo shippers, carriers pin hopes on Ex-Im Bank July 8, 2017
    Project shippers and carriers hope the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of the United States, a political football for years, can get off the sidelines soon. Ex-Im Bank supporters’ hopes were raised in June when US president Donald Trump nominated a chairman and board member for the bank, which since 2015 has been...
    Jul 08, 2017 9:00AM EDT