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Intelligent Trade Contracts: The What, Why, and How

Intelligent Trade Contracts: The What, Why, and How

Intelligent Trade Contracts (ITCs) – whether integrated with your CTRM or ERP or used on their own – are one of the newe...

Container scarcity: Another challenge shaking up Global trade

Container scarcity: Another challenge shaking up Global trade

The shortage of containers has world trade flow in jeopardy. There are just not enough empty containers available in the...

New Research:  Agricultural Exporters Hamstrung and Losing Money due to Changes to “Earliest Return Dates” by Ocean Shipping Carriers

New Research:  Agricultural Exporters Hamstrung and Losing Money due to Changes to “Earliest Return Dates” by Ocean Shipping Carriers

A new research report shows that ocean carriers’ uncommunicated changes to “Earliest Return Date” are hitting bottom li...

Protected against cyber attacks - where are your gaps?

Protected against cyber attacks - where are your gaps?

There is a 400% increase in attempted hacks coinciding with when maritime industry turned to greater use of technology; ...

Containers Don’t Lie: Global Trade Forecast with Lori Ann LaRocco

Containers Don’t Lie: Global Trade Forecast with Lori Ann LaRocco

A conversation about LaRocco's Containers Don't Lie and global trade reveals some unpredicted outcomes in pricing (and p...

Covid-19 spotlights need for new approach to risk

Covid-19 spotlights need for new approach to risk

More than ever it seems that non-financial risk needs to be at the center of the process for investors to be good fiduci...

U.S. Grains Council Riffs on Resiliency

U.S. Grains Council Riffs on Resiliency

Allison Nepveux, Trade Policy Manager at U.S. Grains Council, riffs on global trade and resiliency in this guest blog fo...