The ultimate guide to international shipping cost

There’s no doubt that ocean freight is an essential cog in the wheel that is world trade. And its influence is undeniable — 90% of the merchandise being transported all around the globe is carried out via ocean freight.

But despite the significant role it plays and the countless parties involved in day-to-day dealings with maritime shipping, there is a myriad of shipping-related charges and fees that may confuse even the most seasoned of shippers.

How much does international shipping cost

The fees and charges in an international shipping cost are wide-ranging. They cover anywhere from port and custom charges to additional fees implemented only under very specific circumstances. Basic freight charges aside, there’s a whole range of factors to consider when calculating

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Worst Shipping Crisis in Decades Puts Lives and Trade at Risk





With 300,000 workers stranded on merchant ships, Bloomberg found dozens of labor violations that threaten seafarers’ safety, as well as the global supply chain.

Published: 17 de septiembre de 2020 23:00 | Updated: 18 de septiembre de 2020 12:35

On July 25, the Unison Jasper pulled into the Australian port of Newcastle carrying 31,000 tons of alumina bound for one of the country’s largest smelters. The ship had traveled around the world in the seven months since the pandemic began, but in Australia, authorities found a problem serious enough to detain the vessel.

Seven of the 22-person crew had been on the ship for 14 months, beyond the end-date of their contracts and

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Engie Teams Up With Rocket Maker on Hydrogen Shipping Fuel


10 de septiembre de 2020 13:52 CEST
    French utility and ArianeGroup aim to cut cost of liquefaction
    Partners hope to tap a potentially ‘huge’ market, Engie says



French energy giant Engie SA teamed up with rocket maker ArianeGroup to develop hydrogen production equipment and promote the gas as a clean fuel for the shipping industry.


The partnership comes as France and other European nations step up subsidies for research into cleaner and cheaper hydrogen development. While the gas could help replace dirtier fuels in transport and industry, producing it from water using clean power is more expensive than extracting it from fossil fuels.


Engie and ArianeGroup -- a joint venture between Airbus SE and jet-engine maker Safran SA -- will pool their expertise in liquefied natural gas and liquid hydrogen systems to

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Los fletes de petroleros vuelven a caer tras el repunte de los últimos 12 meses




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BIMCO prevé tiempos difíciles para este sector por la crisis económica y el descenso de la demanda de transporte


El descenso gradual de la demanda y de la producción de crudo están poniendo fin a 12 meses de buena salud en el mercado de fletes de los petroleros, con ingresos por debajo del umbral de rentabilidad, que hacen prever tiempos difíciles para el sector en el corto plazo, según un reciente análisis publicado por BIMCO. Solo China mantiene la demanda con importaciones récord de crudo, aprovechando los bajos precios.

En su previsión más reciente, la Administración de Información Energética de EE.UU. (EIA) estima que la demanda mundial de petróleo en

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Airlines and Automakers Consider How to Reopen




Airlines and Automakers Consider How to Reopen

Published April 22, 2020Updated April 23, 2020, 12:15 a.m. 

This briefing is no longer updating. Read the latest developments in the coronavirus outbreak here.

It could be years before the U.S. economy fully recovers from the pandemic, but some airline and auto industry executives are starting to ask what it will take

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