• 2017 July 13

    https://nrf.com/media/press-releases/

    US imports could hit new record high as busy merchants stock up


    July and August should be two of the busiest months ever seen for imports at the nation’s major retail container ports, possibly setting a new record as merchants enter the back-to-school season and begin to stock up for the holiday season that will follow, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

  • 2017 July 13

    http://www.lloydsloadinglist.com/freight-directory/news/

    Shippers and forwarders highlight concerns over ocean freight no-show fees


    Shippers and forwarders have highlighted their concerns and expressed mixed feelings on the growing practice among ocean freight carriers to charge customers no-show fees or late-cancellation penalties, claiming carriers must also compensate cargo owners when lines fail to deliver services as promised.