Ocean cargo booking cancellations

We seem to live in a world of ‘just in time’ everything. Schedules are tighter, demands are greater, and general expectations are continuously elevated. I can’t say I am not guilty of it because I am. As automation and process techniques advance resulting in exceeding my expectations, so do my expectations evolve. It is inevitable. After our expectations are exceeded… Read more »

A truck driver, a diesel mechanic, and a cargo insurance guy walk in to a bar…

Okay… it wasn’t a bar. Call the title of this article poetic license, a.k.a ‘fibbing’. It was really an auto repair shop called ‘Rainbow Muffler’ in Jacksonville, Florida. This past Saturday I was indeed at a local automobile repair shop having a family member’s car repaired. (You’re welcome Kate.) On this occasion the repair was not by appointment but on… Read more »

What you should know about cargo insurance.

On August 10th 2016 I wrote the ‘Export University’ blog article about the ‘Export 101’ seminar that takes place here in Jacksonville.  Keeping with the academic theme I thought I would put out a piece with some helpful information about cargo insurance.   The information below should be considered general and may not apply to… Read more »

Knight and Swift Merger

Trucking companies Knight Transportation and Swift transportation agreed to merge into one company. It’s an all stock deal and creates a behemoth of a trucking company. Forbes reported the combined enterprise value of a whopping $6 billion dollars. The new name will be Knight-Swift. The new organization will have about 70 terminals, 23,000 power units, and 28,000 employees. Now that… Read more »

Failing Retails Impact on Logistics

Bricks and mortar merchandise retailers across the country are singing the blues. Screaming the blues may be more accurate. The plight of the now gone Radio Shack, the soon to be gone HH Gregg, and a long list of shrinking retailers including Sears/K-Mart closing stores tell the story. It seems almost a certainty the story line won’t be… Read more »

Alliance, cargo insurance, limits

Many things have a limit. Transit speeds have a limit, technology has a limit, and even science must concede limits for the time period it is in. Of course limits do expand over time, but in general the environment we live in is saddled with limits for the time we are in.  As most of us know… Read more »