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 »
World Oceans Day is Coming!
This article is getting re-released in honor of ‘World Ocean Day’ https://www.worldoceansday.org/ coming on Saturday, June 08, 2019. If you read this article the first go–around last year, you can skip straight to the bottom to a link for a great webpage. If you have not read it, please do. It’s nothing that will make… 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 »
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 »
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 »
Things have changed in transportation.
Long long ago in a time unrecognizable to many of us, before iPhones, Twitter, Wifi, and even the ongoing Kardashian drama, cargo moved, and supply chains existed, but it was very different than today. While dinosaurs did not quite pull containers to and from the port, they may have well have been when compared to today’s… Read more »
LTL TMS Integrated Cargo Insurance
The future looks pretty bright for the LTL industry. With the bolstering economy, expanding E-commerce, and tight truckload capacity, all indicators point up for the LTL industry. As Adam Satterfield, CFO at Old Dominion Freight Lines, was quoted in a recent Transport Topics article, “There is going to be a continuation of the long-term shift within supply… Read more »