Why some shippers don’t want cargo insurance.

What does the article picture have to do with cargo insurance? Nothing at all. It’s a photo of the vintage Airstream motorhome I wanted to buy to pair with my 1976 VW Bus. I wanted you to see how cool it was. There would be nothing better than heading to a festival towing a 1976… Read More

Find Out About Eco-Friendly Packaging from Our Very 1st Guest Writer!

If you follow my website blogs, read my articles on LinkedIn, or have a copy of my book ‘Biznanigans’ (yep, that was a shameless plug) you probably get the hunch I am not afraid of writing. Short of being a quality control tester in a combination winery and hammock factory, writing would be an excellent top… Read More

Will ocean carriers derail their own recovery?

Back in January of this year I wrote an article fro LinkedIn Pulse called ‘Giving Robert Dreelan His Due’ (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/giving-robert-dreelan-his-due-tom-o-malley?trk=mp-reader-card ). The subject matter between Robert and I was the impact of the ocean carrier alliances on shipping rates. My position was rates would stay down through expanded use of mega vessels, the alliances competing against each other, and keeping… Read More

Getting Granular on Cargo Insurance Rates

I have written several blogs on the subject of cargo insurance and related risk mitigation. I sell those services so writing articles on those subjects makes sense. Yours truly writing about the finer techniques of arc welding wouldn’t be very useful. In the past articles I covered many basic topics including, why you want cargo insurance, how Incoterms… Read More

Is shipping’s busy season headed to its Happy Place?

Approaching the summer of 2016 I wrote an article called ‘Will there be a busy season?’. Just in case you missed it and need a refresher, (https://www.tjocargo.com/will-there-be-a-busy-season). For the most part, the article pointed out storage warehouses were full of unsold retail goods and consumer demand was flat. In addition, early shipping by importers fearing the worst of… Read More

JAXPORT Harbor Dredging, Service Capacity and Driver Shortages

How did I manage to cram all three subjects into one article? I attended the monthly meeting of The Transportation Club of Jacksonville on the 13th of July, that’s how. Well that, and it rained a lot the following Sunday so writing was a reasonable indoor activity. I found The Transportation Club of Jacksonville to be a great… Read More

The History of Winning in Twelve Minutes

Read for twelve minutes…in a row? I know, unheard of in this day and age. I know it’s seldom done these days, but I’m asking. I am much too ugly for video, so writing is my format and I got a little long on this one. I will make you a deal. If the article is really bad, I… Read More