Autonomous Ships and Their Impact on Customs

The Advent of the Unmanned Shipping Vessel Projected to set sail in 2018, the Yara Birkeland will be the first ever fully autonomous cargo ship, marking yet another step towards

How does Net Neutrality Affect International Trade?

What is Net Neutrality? Net Neutrality is the concept that everything on the internet should be equally accessible and unregulated. Up until just a few years ago, the Internet was

How to Choose a Freight Forwarder

Do you need a Freight Forwarder? Yes. If you have cargo at port, you need to choose a freight forwarder to handle it. By working with a network of different shipment

Blockchains, International Trade, and Cryptocurrency

ZIM Has Just Issued the First Blockchain for Bills of Lading ZIM, an Israeli Shipping Company, has successfully used a Block-chain software by Wave to add bills of lading for

Will the new Tax Bill Harm International Trade?

How The Tax Bill Affects Imports/Exports The tax bill has directed at helping companies and corporations based in America. Aimed at bringing companies and corporations back to America from overseas.

Self Piloting Ships and the Long-Term Investment of the Future

Self Piloting Ships and the Long-Term Investment of the Future Google and Rolls-Royce are Partnering for Self Piloting Ships One of the most popular stories to come out in recent

Postmortem: Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)

The Generalized System of Preferences Ends New Years Day The GSP has been a provision of duty-free treatment to goods of designated countries since 1976. Designed to expire for reevaluation

The Shipping Puzzle – The Container Chassis

Why is the Chassis so Important? We’ve all seen them, large transport trucks hauling great containers holding quantities of goods, machinery or textiles. Well as it turns out there is

The Shipping Fuel of the Future: Hydrogen

Why IS Hydrogen the next Big Thing? Everything changes through time, that is how it survives. This is true for living animals, plants and even organizations. One such industry that

Is Arctic Maritime Travel a Possibility?

Is Arctic Maritime Travel a Possibility? Last year, during August, the Russian Icebreaker the Christophe de Margerie burst into maritime headlines as it completed a record-setting journey of the Northern Sea