Category: Misc.

The History of Winning in Twelve Minutes

Read for twelve minutes…in a row? I know, unheard of in this day and age. I know it’s seldom done these days, but I’m asking. I am much too ugly for video, so writing is my format and I got a little long on this one. I will make you a deal. If the article is really bad, I… Read More

Ocean Freight Booking Cancellation Fees Possible?

We seem to live in a world of ‘just in time’ everything. Schedules are tighter, demands are greater, and general expectations are continuously elevated. I can’t say I am not guilty of it because I am. As automation and process techniques advance resulting in exceeding my expectations, so do my expectations evolve. It is inevitable. After our expectations are exceeded… Read More

5 Things You Should Know About Freight Forwarders Cargo Policies

What does the tease picture for the article have to do with cargo insurance? Nothing at all, it is a picture of my grandson in the belly of a World War II bomber at a vintage aircraft show put on by the Air Museum Network www.airmuseumnetwork.com.  I shamelessly use my grandson as an excuse to do… Read More

Knight and Swift Are Getting Married. What Does it Mean to You?

Trucking companies Knight Transportation and Swift transportation agreed to merge into one company. It’s an all stock deal and creates a behemoth of a trucking company. Forbes reported the combined enterprise value of a whopping $6 billion dollars. The new name will be Knight-Swift. The new organization will have about 70 terminals, 23,000 power units, and 28,000 employees. Now that… Read More

Will Failing Retailers Hurt Logistics Companies?

Bricks and mortar merchandise retailers across the country are singing the blues. Screaming the blues may be more accurate. The plight of the now gone Radio Shack, the soon to be gone HH Gregg, and a long list of shrinking retailers including Sears/K-Mart closing stores tell the story. It seems almost a certainty the story line won’t be… Read More

Container Shortage Time?

The word on the street is some US exporters are having a harder time finding empty containers for their goods. Is there an upcoming shortage of containers ahead? Definitely maybe is my answer. Well maybe not a true shortage as in ‘not enough’. It may be more of a matter of containers not being in the right spot. My guess… Read More

To Bulk or Not to Bulk, That is The Question

In the fourth quarter of last year we earned a new containerized freight customer. Earning a new customer to supply cargo insurance to in itself isn’t unusual. What was unusual was it was a commodity that would typically go bulk in a ship’s hold. If you are not familiar with bulk shipping think of the difference between buying… Read More