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LILLY’s Newsletter Archives


January – Ocean Freight Rates from China to USA, Predictions for 2016; What CMA CGM’s Acquisition of NOL Means for the Future of the Ocean Shipping Industry; 17 Etiquette Tips for Doing Business in China; 15 Transportation and Logistics Experts You Need to Follow in 2016

February– Complete Guide to Ocean Shipping Containers; 7 Reasons Your Supply Chain Strategy Isn’t Working; New Shipping Rules and Regulations to Prepare for in 2016; Ocean Shipping from China to US East Coast: Carriers and Routes Reviewed


December – Staying out of Trouble with Customs and Border Patrol; Why Air Freight Rates from China are Rising; Meet Our Shenzhen Office

November – The International Shipper’s Guide to Unexpected Fees and Minimizing Risk; Shipping Demurrage and Detention Charges Explained in Plain English; How Freight Forwarders Benefit Businesses and Personal Shippers; Is U.S. Trade with China Mutually Dependent?

October – PortMiami Tunnel: The New Standard in Transportation Infrastructure

August – Con Artist Cybercriminals Turn Cargo Theft into an Elusive Guessing Game; Plummeting Fuel Prices Bring Bitter-Sweet News to Ocean Carriers; Potential Chinese Shipping Merger Puts Competition on High Alert; Maersk Recycling Venture Renews Ships, Renovates Design Standards

July – Research into Automated Ships Moving “Full Steam Ahead”; Chassis Woes Characterize Yet Another Busy Shipping Season; California Bridge Collapse Adds to List of Delays for West Coast Shippers; Freight Rates Climb as Shipping Demand Exceeds Trucking Capacity

June – Drone Deployment In Japanese Shipyards May Increase Safety and Efficiency; 2015 Reliability Report Offers Insight into Unpredictable Performance; Shippers are “Going Green” to Save the Planet and their Profits; Shippers Wonder: Is Bigger Really Better?

May – Self-Driving Truck Offers “Inspiration” and a Look to the Future; New ILWU-PMA Contract Brings Peace at West Coast Ports – for now; Widening U,S, Trade Deficit Import Doubts about Economic Recovery; Purple Beach Container Ship Evacuated Due to Fire

April – JOC’s Top 40 Carrier Ranking Show Growth, Strong Competition; U.S. West Coast Port Updates (finally, a definitive resource!); Mind Your Sense: Managing Currency Fluctuation Risk and the Dollar; The Difference between Customs Agents and Cargo Agents

March – Open Letter to the Port Authorities of California; Women’s History Month: A Celebration of Our Founder, Ms. Lilly Cabrera; When Will West Coast Port Congestion Normalize?; New Trucking Regulations Say to Shippers: Adjust Your Expectations

February – Shocking Photos of West Coast Port Congestion, LA and Long Beach; CSCL Globe: Inside Look at Second Largest Container Ship in the World; Foreign Trade Zones vs. Bonded Warehouses; Saving Cargo Ships from Pirates, Inside Look at Elite Military Group’s Unique Training

January – 2016 Panama Canal Toll Increases Set to Reroute the Industry; Revolutionary “Vindskip” Ship Design Turns Heads, Saves Green; Better Customer Service With an Optimized Supply Chain; Will 2015 Bring the Revival of Air Cargo?