Category Archives: Shipping and Logistics

Shipping Industry Shakeup: Higher Cargo Rates for Suppliers?

For years, the shipping industry has been facing a crisis of overcapacity. Too much space and too little freight has caused a pattern of plummeting freight rates. While this may benefit US suppliers’ bottom lines in the short run, the issue of overcapacity has caused billion dollar losses across major cargo lines, creating industry monopolies…
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Enforcement Ramps Up in China as National Sword Continues

The market impacts of National Sword 2017, China’s sweeping crackdown on imports, are beginning to come into focus. Their General Administration of Customs is focusing their efforts on catching smugglers, who face jail time as well as tax evasion charges. It’s critical to keep a few things in mind when preparing shipments bound for China.…
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Transforming Waste into Business Assets

Why pay to purchase materials and pay to throw them away when you could turn waste into a new source of revenue? Developing a zero-waste business model, including a recyclables-to market program, is a great way to generate entirely new sources of revenue. Business owners and managers have a couple of good reasons to consider…
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News Brief: Week of December 12, 2016

This week, our main story covers recent turbulence in the recovered paper (RCP) market in China, where seller speculation and buyer panic are leading to price instability. We'll also consider the drop in West coast recycling rates and what we can do to give them a boost. But first, in the spirit of the holidays,…
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