Freight typically ends up in many places, handled by myriad people and machines. From freighters to warehouses, the transportation of goods can get quite complex. If you’re shipping items, you don’t want them lost, stolen or broken. Therefore, you should insure your freight. Thankfully, there’s freight insurance which covers damages during the shipping process. Liability… Read more »
Covid-19 triggers switch from ‘full load’ to ‘less than full load’ transportation.
Much of my writing is right here in the TJO Cargo blog. But I do share and originate pieces in LinkedIn Pulse. I looked in my LinkedIn Pulse article archive. Even with articles I removed to use in my books, ‘Biznanigans’ and ‘The Cargo Nerd’s Bathroom Companion’ being sold on Amazon, I realized I still… Read more »
The way to a recovery will be a bumpy ride.
In May 2020 I wrote ‘Container cargo 2020, where we are, and where we may go.’ https://www.tjocargo.com/container-cargo-2020-where-we-are-and-where-we-may-go or https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/way-recovery-bumpy-ride-tom-o-malley/ if you are a ‘Linkedin’ kind of person. In the article I forecast generally horrible conditions to mid-year with a recovery of sorts for the second half of the year. My exact words were, “While the first… Read more »
Container cargo 2020, where we are, and where we may go.
Recently I was asked to do a talk (webinar of course) on the impact of the state of container shipping and the impacts of the pandemic driven shutdowns, I accepted. In preparing for the presentation, as many do, I put my thoughts on paper. With the webinar behind me I realized, while in no way polished, my… Read more »
How the pandemic exposed tech weakness in the supply chain.
Back in the early 1990s, I worked for a government contractor that made a real effort to go ‘paperless’ within the confines of their company. The plan was excellent, and even then, their technology was sufficient to pull it off. What didn’t materialize was their workforce embracing the paperless system. We all loved our paper… Read more »
Port congestion coming? It’s up to you.
According to container lines and forwarders, it is time to pick up your containers at the port. They are beginning to pile up. It isn’t that ports want to be uncooperative, but imports not being picked up will eventually create a logjam of containers. Okay, I get it, manufacturers and retailers not considered essential wish… Read more »
Social Distancing, Covid-19, & Gratitude
The photo in this article may not be a big fat lie, but it doesn’t really make sense either. But there is good reason for the almost lie. Not long ago I was reminded of copyright laws we must all adhere to. With this in mind, I pledged only to use photos I took with… Read more »