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Ocean Carriers

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Ocean carriers have become the standard for connecting trading partners from different geographies, especially when large volumes of freight must be sent over significant distances. Freight costs on carriers are among the lowest available, making these remarkable ocean liners the preferred choice for shipments that are not adversely impacted by a longer transportation time – anywhere from 10 to 30 days. However, maintaining these lower costs has been a challenge in an asset-heavy, highly competitive industry that requires considerable financial investment – not just in the ships themselves, but in fuel and carriers as well. This may be one reason why many major carriers have expanded their services to also incorporate freight consolidation, warehousing, and truck and rail service, so shipments can literally now be made door-to-door rather than port-to-port.

Philippines waters are incrasingly dangerous for vessels carrying shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Second Crew Abduction of 2017 Ends in Fatality

Incident Took Place in Sulu Sea, Philippines

On February 19, the Giang Hai, a Vietnam-registered bulk carrier was underway from Indonesia to IIoilo Port, Philippines, when an unidentified number of pirates boarded the ship and abducted six crew members. The incident took place 35 nautical miles north west of Doc Can Island, Sulu, Philippines. According to a report the Regional Cooperation Agreement… Read More


Online is capturing more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.











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