Category: Risk

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

Heavy Containers and SOLAS

If you are an international shipper and you have not heard of the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) container weight mandate, you will very soon. The weight mandate simply states a shipper must certify the weight of the containers they are shipping and is slated to start July 01, 2016. Overweight containers have been… Read More

Crude Jokes and Credit Lines

What should the federal government of the United States of America do when things get a little tight?  I guess they could reduce overall spending.  That’s what many Americans have done as a result of uncertain and challenging times.  Belt tightening has been the ‘go to’ in tough times since belts were invented. Since the… Read More

Peeping Drone?

My wife Cyndi and I occasionally shop at a local warehouse store (Sam’s Club) when we feel we need a decade’s supply of bathroom tissue and paper plates.  This past Saturday was the day of one of those bulk procurement trips.  After we finally got around the traffic jam created by the obligatory car parked… Read More