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SEPTEMBER 2017 - SERVICE CONTRACTS: A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING YOUR AGREEMENTS

It’s common for organizations to enter into service contracts without a
clear understanding of their obligations and liabilities. The reasons for
doing so are clear: on their surface, service contracts are dense and
governed by complex regulation that makes them seem inaccessible. The
reality of service contracts, however, is that anyone can understand the ins
and outs of their agreements with basic knowledge of the few key terms
and principles listed below. . . .  Read the full newsletter by clicking the link below.

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JUNE 2017 - HELP WANTED: EXPERTISE AND THE MODERN LINER SHIPPING INDUSTRY

The shipping industry has not been immune to the rapid change technology has brought to the world stage. In shipping, as in the larger economy, there is consistent demand to consolidate and incorporate technology into daily business practices in order to maximize efficiency and minimize overhead. . . .  Read the full newsletter by clicking the link below.

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MAY 2017 - PHANTOM BOOKINGS

Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported on the issue of non-fulfillment on the part of retailers during peak periods, and the difficulties this trend has caused for companies such as FedEx and UPS. In an attempt to preserve revenue during ever more important peak periods, these transportation titans have struggled to find ways to mitigate the losses associated with non-fulfillment . . .  Read the full newsletter by clicking the link below.

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APRIL 2017 - REGULATION CHANGE: EXAMINING THE NEW RULES

On May 5th, 2017 new regulations governing Service Contracts (SC) and NVOCC Service Arrangements (NSA) will take effect. This newest regulatory reform (a result of two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking published in February and August of last year by the FMC) aims to provide immediate relief to carriers from certain administrative burdens. Below is a summary of the new regulations and an analysis of potential residual effects of the new measures . . .  Read the full newsletter by clicking the link below.

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