Category: Logistics

TMS’s Pairing Up With Cargo Insurance

When I visit my local supermarket, I often head to the deli counter to purchase salami, which I am not supposed to eat. Some time ago I noticed something. Placed right next to the deli sits the supermarket bakery. Well, how convenient is that?   As I wait for the salami I am forbidden to eat, there is a wonderful… Read More

Blockchain Tech is cool, but give it time.

There’s no shortage of blockchain technology articles in the transportation industry world as of late. I even wrote one myself https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/can-people-really-see-future-tom-o-malley/ touting blockchain technology back in February 2018  addressing the subject. Why have I and so many others written about blockchain? Because it’s coming and it will change things, that’s why. What’s not to love in blockchain? In its base… Read More

Switching to LTL Transport? Read This First.

Many shippers have borderline shipments that could be transported LTL although the option of truckload is often cheaper and quicker. Now that truckload capacity is tight with little relief in sight, LTL is becoming more attractive as an option for some shippers. There are a couple of things shippers switching from truckload to LTL must keep in… Read More

Can this article save a shipper or 3PL $6.2 million? Maybe so.

Truck capacity continues to tighten in the USA, and there isn’t any significant relief coming anytime soon. The capacity issue has a few contributors such as growing freight volume and the ELD mandate, but no contributor to the capacity shortage has more impact than the good old fashioned driver shortage. There are various reasons for the… Read More

Little White Lies and Danger at Sea

There is an old saying suggesting a little white lie won’t hurt anything. It’s an old saying, but not a correct one. If I ask you to pick up a bag of cheese danish (my personal favorite) to bring to me, you would be angry if the bakery gave you a bag of rattlesnakes instead, wouldn’t you? You… Read More

Anatomy of a Cargo Loss

The Inevitable It happens. It has always happened and it will continue to happen. Some cargo is lost from rough handling, some through improper packaging, and some cargo simply falls overboard from ocean going vessels. Ocean carriers don’t want to lose container cargo, but it happens just the same. We see reports in the media of the more spectacular… Read More

How many containers are lost at sea and what happens to them?

Cargo insurance folks like me, and those quoting us, cite the number 10,000 containers a year are lost overboard from ocean going container ships. Of course we would. We sell cargo insurance for ocean, ground, and air cargo shipments. It is in our best interests to present the highest number named out there for container losses at sea…. Read More