The Strangest Things People Insure [Infographic]

Ever have that deer in headlights look before?  You just don’t know the answer to the question when your boss calls you out in the meeting?  Or you can’t decide if you should “Go Large” on your meal at the fast food restaurant and the cashier is staring at you, tapping her foot below the… Read More

Making a Cargo Insurance Claim

You’re a good, discerning business owner; you have a good insurance policy and you fully protect your assets by taking extra caution with your goods. This effort makes a huge difference in the event of an accident. Having a big, fat policy and the right shipping tactics will dramatically decrease the risk of a disaster…. Read More

Interesting Facts about The Shipping Industry [INFOGRAPHIC]

  In a ships lifetime, it can travel the distance to the moon, and back, about ten times. TEN ROUND TRIPS TO THE MOON?   According to this infographic, that’s a fact! Along with the fact that the shipping industry has over 1.5 million workers. Despite how far we’ve come in technology and world trade,… Read More

Watch Out for Carrier Impersonators, Identity Parasites who Steal Cargo

When you hear or read the phrase “cargo theft”, you likely picture a twenties-styled heist, or maybe a sneaky rogue who lifts a few packages in the night. While these things happen, they’re less common than obvious full-truckload theft, which is where you should focus your attention. Few people realize how unfortunate and ubiquitous full-truckload… Read More

Cargo Ship Breaks in Half. Crew is Safe, Cargo is Not

Remember that time we said it can happen, and it will? Global Logistics Media reported a disaster last week, and we’re not using the term disaster lightly; this ship broke in half. Luckily, the crew survived, but we can’t say the same for the cargo. Some cargo suffered damage, but the crew lost some overboard… Read More

Increased Risk of Damaged Goods

  With the rise of supply and demand and the amount of different countries involved international supply trading, the transportation of materials is now at an all-time high. Due to this, one has to think carefully about the specifics involved in the shipping and transportation of goods because of an increased risk. Below are some… Read More

What on earth do we mean when we say “Incoterms?”

The International Commercial Terms or Incoterms are pre-defined commercial terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). These terms are generally used internationally in commercial transactions or Procurement processes. These rules are accepted by governments and legal authorities worldwide for the interpretation of the most commonly used terms in international trade. Incoterms were created… Read More