This Week In Global Logistics – TWIGL

WTO Decides that China’s Rare Earth Restrictions Violate Rules – On Wednesday of this week, a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel decided that China’s export laws restricting rare earth metals violate international trade law. China is by far the largest supplier of...
This Week in Global Logistics

This Week in Global Logistics

Port of Long Beach Equipped with Shore Power – This week, shipping executives and Port of Long Beach officials dedicated the Port’s newest shore power installation. Shore power is part of the Port of Long Beach’s Green Port Policy and Clean Air Action Plan. Ships need...
This Week in Global Logistics

This Week in Global Logistics

UK Okays Armed Guards Against Piracy – To combat piracy, the UK will now allow armed guards aboard ships in dangerous shipping lanes. It is expected that up to 100 vessels will apply to use armed guards within the next month. According to Prime Minister Cameron, this...
This Week in Global Logistics

This Week in Global Logistics

Boeing Largest Cargo Plane Ready for Deliveries – Boeings new 747-8 freighter has completed its certification flights and is expected to be fully certified within weeks.  The new plane has a larger cargo capacity than its predecessor as well as being 24% more fuel...
This Week in Global Logistics

This Week in Global Logistics

Carriers Push for “No-Show” Fees – Maersk and APL are moving toward a system of penalties to be charged to shippers whose containers fail to meet cutoffs for their intended vessel.  According to Maersk, 30% of booked containers never show up for their planned...