Category Archives: Shipping

Placing the Hanjin bankruptcy in a global shipping industry context

To understood the Hanjin bankruptcy is to understand the current state of the global shipping industry. And if Hanjin is any thing to go by, and it is, the picture isn’t good. However, it is not all doom and gloom as the shipping industry is in the process of reorganizing itself and of this Hanjin saga is simply a part. Continue reading

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A lifeline for Hanjin or a delay of the inevitable?

Will giving Hanjin more time to develop and submit a rehabilitation plan to the court give it the ‘breathing space’ needed to come up with a viable plan to say afloat? Or is it just delaying the inevitable? I guess we will have to wait unit December to find out. Continue reading

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The expanded Panama Canal and port expansion along the US East and Gulf coasts

The expanded Panama Canal is an important catalyst for these port investments, it is only one factor that is driving the port investments on the US east and Gulf coasts. As logistics, and particularly the transport component, continue to evolve only time will tell if these investments are justified. Continue reading

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85% of World Trade is in bulk goods

Containerized cargo represents a small but very important fraction of global trade. Continue reading

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A Simple Truth: Jamaica Best Positioned for Global Logistics Hub, Part I

What Jamaica represents is a centralized location in the Americas where logistics and related activities can all be clustered on one island. Jamaica will become a platform for the use of digital technology to plan the design, production, packaging and distribution of goods; financial services; a strategic depot for the storage of natural resources, ship and airplane repair, legal services, tourism and so on. Continue reading

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Jamaica Logistics Hub: Investment Opportunities

Expansive special economic zones facilitating assembly, warehousing, sorting, distribution and other value-added services, particularly for industries catering to time sensitive and high-value cargo Continue reading

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Jamaica Logistics Hub: Leveraging the Power of Speed and Connectivity

The Government of Jamaica is creating the enabling environment that will be attractive to firms that engage in all forms of multimodal logistics. Continue reading

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Jamaica Moves To Position Itself As a Global Logistics Hub

Jamaica’s swashbuckling days are long behind it however it geo-strategic potential still remains strong. Jamaica is smack dab in the middle of both the western hemisphere – North and South America. Just think half way between the largest market in the world in the USA and one of the top emerging economies in Brazil – what are the possibilities? Continue reading

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Insurance against piracy for shipowners in Germany

By: Carsten Lexa, LL.M. A group of German insurers will help shipowners in cases of war risks. For the first time, shipowners in Germany can get insurance against war risks. Shipowners will be able to insure their cargo ships against … Continue reading

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New Incoterms 2010

By: Carsten Lexa, LL.M. The Incoterms (“International Commercial Terms”)  are a series of international sales terms, published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and widely used in international commercial transactions.  These sales terms that govern delivery duties, transportation duties, duties regarding … Continue reading

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