Industry News

Chittagong now called Chattogram

Please be advised that the Bangladesh Government has changed the name of Chittagong to Chattogram.  From a service perspective the name change is minimal. Please make note of this when negotiating sales contracts, Incoterms, L/C’s etc.  

MSC to Introduce Global Fuel Surcharge

Improving the environmental performance of the container shipping supply chain is a common goal shared by shipping lines, shippers, freight forwarders and non-vessel operating common carriers, as well as governments, regulators, and the public around the world. The UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) requires that from January 1 2020, Sulphur content in the fuel used […]


After 24 years of NAFTA, and almost a year of negotiations, the US, Canada, and Mexico struck a new trade deal this past Sunday, September, 30. The new deal will replace NAFTA and is now called is the United State-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The major changes were focused on the automotive, dairy, and pharmaceutical industries, as […]

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Quarterly Newsletter: Crying at a Kiddie Movie

The other night I watched the Disney movie Coco with my wife and two youngest boys (16 & 14) whose arms I had to twist to watch it with us. I cried like a baby during some parts of the movie and my boys certainly made fun of me! The movie talked a bit about greed and arrogance, […]

Quarterly Newsletter – October

User ID & Passwords…OUCHY! My brain hurts – family, friends, business, life…just when you think you have finished your “To Do” List, something else pops up! Everywhere I go either physically or in the computer world, I am now required to have a USER ID and PASSWORD. I go to the grocery store – “where’s your […]

Oh my Back! Time to Re-engineer!

Well, I turned 50…to those 20 and 30-year-olds out there, I’m an old guy. When you are in your twenties and thirties, 50 years old seems ancient…I know I thought so when I was that age. Those in your forties are trying not to think about it – I understand…I did the same thing. Well my back […]

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