Category: Misc.

Coronavirus and Cargo Insurance

The word is out. China-related supply chain delays are not only possible; they are already happening due to the coronavirus. You can also expect delays for nearby countries for inbound and outbound cargo. As delays in China increase, ocean carriers will skip ports and will have blank sailings. Like a snowstorm in Chicago, IL impacts… Read More

Will the coronavirus impact supply chains?

Along with the tragic human impact of the coronavirus, importers of goods from China around the world should also be paying attention to potential supply chain impacts. Buyers, carriers, and supply chain managers foresaw and adjusted for the expected slowdown in China related to the Chinese New Year. Now, depending on the spread of the… Read More

Christmas Newsletter

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Supply chain choices do make a difference.

cargo theft

Have you ever wondered where your multimodal cargo is at most theft risk while being transported? If you have not, you should, or would be best served to have someone on the team who does wonder about such things. It can help your company make the wisest choices when it comes down to developing a… Read More

Seven Things People Get Wrong About Cargo Insurance

There are things people incorrectly believe about cargo insurance. Regrettably, for a product so many businesses use, there is little training and education given to procure and use it. In this article, I am going to single out the misconceptions I have seen most often over the years. Cargo insurance insures everything to do with… Read More

Tariff impact on transportation & warehousing 2019

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