Category: Logistics Information

Truck Broker Liability is Real

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

Dangerous goods 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

What to Do If Your Freight is Lost

Lost Freight

Do you have freight that was lost during shipping? If so, it’s important for you to act quickly in order to get reimbursed for it. Take a look at the steps you should take in order to deal with lost freight. Contact your shipping company to inquire about the lost freight. Before you start freaking… Read More

Lost Cargo Containers

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

Truck Brokering by Microsoft, Amazon and Uber?

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

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

Two ocean carriers intend on buying twenty 22,000 TEU vessels.

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