Poor Service Frustrates Exporters

Mongelluzzo, Bill
June 2006
Traffic World;6/26/2006, Vol. 270 Issue 26, p20
Trade Publication
This article discusses the exporters' service problems. The U.S. exporters in the westbound trans-Pacific face the problems on services, equipment shortages, insufficient trucking capacity and the frustrations brought by delays in receiving documentation from shipping lines. These problems, though recognized by the carriers point to the following issues:low-rated commodities that dominate exports to Asia and rising cost of bunker fuel and inland transportation.


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