Category: Misc.

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

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

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