Archive for Regulations

Low-Sulfur Fuel in Ocean Shipping: Are You Preparing?

New Low-Sulfur Fuel Mandate in Ocean Shipping In a recent Talking Logistics guest commentary, Mollie Bailey from Transplace writes, “On January 1, 2020, a new global regulation will be put into effect in the effort to reduce air pollution from container ships. Currently, most vessels can use bunker fuel (the maritime fuel that runs large […]

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Changes to International Fuel Surcharges Coming in 2020

Fuel surcharges have been a topic of conversation and negotiation for carriers and shippers alike for many years. Fuel is a huge percentage of a carrier’s overall cost for operating their business, and carriers have historically utilized various fuel surcharges, from “emergency” to “interim,” in order to pass along volatility of these costs to their […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 16-19, 2018)

I am in Minnesota today, at the CSCMP Twin Cities Roundtable Annual ½ Day Seminar, where I am participating in a keynote session with Rick Blasgen (President & CEO of CSCMP) and Steve Raetz (Director Research & Market Intelligence at C.H. Robinson). The focus of our session is “Today’s New Normal” — a discussion about […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 19-23, 2018)

This was school vacation week for my kids, which means it was a working vacation for me — with more emphasis on vacation than working. But I did manage to keep a pulse on what was happening in the supply chain and logistics industry; here are the items that caught my attention: KFC restaurants could […]

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Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

“I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017, and I was right. I was wrong, for example, about obstructive sleep apnea becoming the new debate in trucking; the debate ended before it really started after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 30 – November 3, 2017)

My car crossed the 90,000 mile mark this week, which means something (or everything) will soon start to break down, like how I started needing reading glasses when I crossed the 45 year old mark. I’m bringing the car into the shop this morning for some proactive maintenance (translation: I’ll pay some money now to […]

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