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© Vladimir Serebryanskiy

Whatever your instinct might tell you about container shipping’s prospects this year – and you might well think they have been looking pretty good in recent months – I believe headwinds are becoming increasingly apparent, posing another set of major challenges for the industry.

As these factors gather steam and combine, they leave carriers in a race against time to prepare for what is shaping up to be a perfect storm, principally comprised of rising oil prices and surging debt levels, ...

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  • John W James

    January 23, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    E-commerce logistics: shopping and shipping .. very interesting article but where are import tariff requirements/rates included in commodity pricing. Most nations have a different tariff rate for each commodity and the party responsible for payment of the tariff is the buyer/consignee. In U.S.A. we have a national tariff and then each state with nation has a different sale tax.

    • a.pasetti@yahoo.co.uk

      January 29, 2018 at 6:32 am

      Hi JWJ,

      Thanks, interesting point — that kind of information is not exactly easy to find in the 10k. Do you have thoughts/supporting material that could help me write another article?

      You can reach me at alessandro@theloadstar.com.