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Stay informed and be able to react – even during uncontrollable events

Weather, natural disasters and other uncontrollable events can interrupt your container transportation flow and your supply chain – anytime, anywhere and very often at short notice. Unfortunately, the latest hurricanes “Irma” and “Harvey” again proved our helplessness. Their impacts still continue to cause hazardous conditions in the south central and southeastern regions of the Unites […]

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Storage, Demurrage and Detention – a definition

Many people are confused by the terms “storage”, “demurrage” and “detention”. It can be frustrating to receive your freight invoice and not understand all the charges. Therefore, this article aims to define these terminologies. Storage Storage means compensation for port usage or terminal depot or inland container yard facilities. This charge is levied by the […]

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4 tips for reducing demurrage costs

Each day, there are many instances in which cargo is delayed. Aside from unplanned effort, these delays often cause unexpected additional fees to you. One of the most frequent extra costs are demurrage charges, that result from storage costs for cargo that stays at the port of discharge too long. But what means too long? […]

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8 facts about the shipping industry

Last Monday we stated that nearly everything we buy arrives via ship – from the chair you are currently sitting on to the banana you are eating to your car radio. As a matter of fact: 90% of the world’s commodities are carried by the international shipping industry. And this is good news, because aside […]

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8 little unknown facts about shipping-containers

Have you ever asked yourself how does the coffee or tea that you are drinking get to your table? Your coffee, your laptop, and your mobil phone were all, for sure, shipped in a container. Containers carry a large percentage of the goods that impact our daily lives. We can not understand globalization without referring […]

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Laura Pullins strengthens the Ocean Insights’ sales unit

Already a few months ago, Ocean Insights appointed Laura Pullins as Regional Sales Director for the US. The 25 biggest container ports in the world include the ports in New York and in Long Beach. In the United States container port traffic was reported at 46,488,523 in 2014 – of course with increasing tendency. Each […]

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European Maritime Day

Today the European Maritime Day is celebrated in Poole, Great Britain. This day is celebrated annually on May 20 and was established in 2008 by the European Council, European Parliament and European Commission as part of the EU maritime policy. The day seeks to: 1. raise European citizens awareness of the seas and their importance […]

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The team of Ocean insights at transport logistic

Today the world’s leading trade fair for logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain management opened its gates. More than 55.000 visitors and more than 2.000 exhibitors from around the world are expected to attend the transport logistic in Munich. The team of Ocean insights is one of these and we would be happy to welcome […]

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MEET US AT TRANSPORT LOGISTIC 2017

In 12 days the world’s leading trade fairs for logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain management will open its gates. More than 2.000 exhibitors and more than 55.000 visitors from around the world are expected to attend at this fair in Munich. This makes TRANSPORT LOGISTIC the perfect platform for discussing the latest developments and […]

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BIGGEST CONTAINER SHIP NAMED “MOL TRIUMPH”

Samsung Heavy Industries held the naming ceremony for ‘MOL Triumph’ in Geoje shipyard. It is the first of four 20,150 TEU containerships, ordered from Japan’s MOL in February 2015. MOL Triumph, with length of 400m, breadth 58.8m, draft 32.8m, is a ultracontainership that can transport 20,150 containers. The eco-friendly ship boasts an array of energy-saving […]

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