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New general agency agreement aims to reduce shipping disputes

A new draft standard general agency agreement, covering a comprehensive list of functions contracted between shipowners and operators and ship agency firms, has been launched.
Created by the international shipping association, BIMCO, and FONASBA, the organisation representing shipbrokers and ship …




Vietnam to remove tariffs on autoparts from January

Vietnam is planning to boost its automotive industry by removing tariffs on autoparts. The industry is expected to become less competitive regionally as tariffs in the region are terminated following the Asean agreement coming into effect. As a result the …


Judge sides with port truckers in misclassification fight

An interesting footnote to our post yesterday on the continuing complexity of the operations at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex and, in particular, the questions that the Ocean Alliance will need to resolve in terms of terminal choice. The …