Shipping From China: Everything You Need To Know

When it comes to shipping from China to the United States, cost and transit time are the two biggest questions on any supply chain manager’s mind. But you get what you pay for … and paying less (generally) means slower shipping. Here’s how it works. What is the Least Expensive Way to Import Freight from…



The Spruce Goose

The Spruce Goose

At the center of our museum stands the original Spruce Goose. Built entirely of wood due to wartime restrictions on metals, this massive airplane stands as a symbol of American industry during World War II. Learn more about the history, first flight, and legacy of this mammoth plane. Its History The largest wooden airplane ever…



World's largest airplane is rolled out

World’s largest airplane is rolled out

(CNN)Even if you had been allowed to kick the tires as the world’s largest airplane was rolled out for the first time Wednesday, it might have taken you a while. Stratolaunch — which is designed to release rockets that will carry satellites into space — has a 385-foot wingspan, features six engines used by the…



Asia-Europe contract shippers asked to pay more, with premiums for priority

Asia-Europe contract shippers asked to pay more, with premiums for priority

© Terrance Emerson Container spot rates from Asia to Europe and the US ticked down a few percentage points this week, after the previous week’s big gains. However, with another wave of rate increases announced for mid-May from Asia to Europe, including new FAK rates from Maersk, MSC and CMA-CGM, it is expected that shippers…



Shippers squeezing margins 'pushed carriers toward bigger ships and alliances'

Shippers squeezing margins ‘pushed carriers toward bigger ships and alliances’

Container shipping lines yesterday shrugged off accusations that bigger ships and alliances would lead to less choice and less supply chain resilience, and argued that instead, shippers had brought these changes upon themselves. Olaf Merk, of the International Transport Forum, explained to delegates at Transport Logistic in Munich how the recent changes in the liner…