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 »
Millennials will rule the world.
Over the years, my work has allowed me to communicate with a broad range of people. The range includes dock workers to the general manager of all sorts of companies. However, most of my time is talking with middle and upper management. One of the things I have noticed lately is I have been dealing… Read more »
General Merchandise Shippers Watch Out!
Way back in 2014, I wrote a piece called *‘Stealing less and enjoying it more’. In short, the article cited an 11% volume drop in thefts March 2014 through May 2014 in the USA. Although despite the drop in incidents, the value of goods stolen jumped a whopping 89% per theft. The ‘value-versus incident number… Read more »
While there is a right answer, it's not always the right answer.
One of the questions I am often asked by small to medium-sized importers/exporters is, “Should I use a yearly cargo insurance policy or per-shipment policy for my cargo insurance?” My answer is always a definite, ‘that depends.’ While volume plays a large role in whether a yearly policy or per shipment insurance is the right… Read more »
Transport and Warehousing Outlook
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 »
Blockchian still alive in the free market
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 »
Can there be too many places to buy cargo insurance?
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 »