The Benefits of Logistics Insurance

If you work in the shipping business, then you understand exactly how stressful it can be to worry about large shipments reaching their final destination unscathed. A company like TJO Cargo Insurance can take this burden off your plate and allow you to breathe easy thanks to the cargo insurance policies we have available. Logistics… Read More

Automated Truck Brokerages Soon a Reality?

I love freight brokers. I didn’t fully appreciate the role of good domestic freight brokers until I started working for one in the late 1990’s. It was then I realized shippers and truckers played a continuous game similar to ‘Marco Polo’. If you are not familiar, Marco Polo is a children’s game typically played in a swimming pool… Read More

The Importance of Cargo Insurance

Many things can go wrong aboard an oceangoing vessel. There could be terrible storms with gigantic waves washing over the ship’s decks, flooding cargo bays. Mechanical failures and fires could occur. And, gasp, even modern day pirates could try and come aboard and steal stuff. It can be dangerous out there on the high seas,… Read More

ELD Fallout for 2018

The front door of my home has locks on it. The locks are not there to protect me from 95% of the people who would never dream of walking through my front door with ill intentions. The locks are there with the small fraction in mind that would walk through my front door with less than honorable… Read More

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