Tariff impact on transportation & warehousing 2019

Like them or not, tariffs have an impact, some intended, some not. It looks like one of the impacts the tariff battle will result in is a slowdown for the transportation and warehouse sectors for 2019. It’s not that tariffs and tariff talk eliminated all of the tonnage transported, but it certainly had an impact… Read More

The Two Types of Cargo Insurance That All Shippers Need

If you own a company that provides shipping services to customers, you need to have carrier liability insurance in place. But you also should consider obtaining cargo insurance since carrier liability insurance isn’t going to protect the cargo that you carry from things like accidents, natural disasters, and more. Cargo insurance will offer protection against… Read More

What Is Covered Under a Freight Forwarder Insurance Policy?

There are several types of insurance that you should consider obtaining if you own a company that specializes in shipping and handling cargo. One of the most common types of insurance is called freight forwarder insurance. A freight forwarder insurance policy will cover a number of things. Here are some of the ways it can… Read More

What is a Certificate of Insurance and Why Is It Important?

If you’re going to be shipping precious cargo sometime soon, it’s important for you to get cargo insurance for it first. Nevertheless, maybe more importantly, you’re also going to want to get your hands on a certificate of insurance once you have a cargo insurance policy in place. This certificate will serve several very important… Read More

Yours truly using blockchain may be closer than I thought

In the past few years, I have read and heard the word ‘blockchain’ a considerable number of times. Although to date, widespread blockchain daily use remains just out of reach. But when it comes, we are going to party like it’s 1999 for sure. The 30,000 Foot View of Blockchain For anyone who has been… Read More

Common Cargo Shipping Risks

Protecting your precious cargo should be a priority anytime you do cargo shipping. There are an array of risks associated with bringing cargo from one place to another. You can protect them from many of these risks by investing in cargo insurance. Read more about a few of the most common cargo shipping risks below…. Read More

Cargo Insurance for Sale

Just one decade ago the number of organizations selling cargo insurance to freight owners for their cargo transported was a fraction of the number today. Back in those heady days, TJO Cargo was on page one for the search term ‘cargo insurance,’ and I knew many of my competitors, this is not the case today…. Read More