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Market Price, Contracts, and Budget Risks: What Did 2022 Teach Us to Expect in 2023?

Efficiency is extremely important to almost any business. It’s nearly impossible for businesses to scale without keeping an eye on costs in most aspects of their operations. So, naturally, that includes the cost of moving cargo—and that side of the industry has seen...

The Biggest Technological Advancements that will Impact Shipping and Logistics

Shipping and logistics are caught between the old and new industrial complex – but with several high-profile, high-tech capabilities, solutions, and implementations beginning to roll out en masse, 2023 is shaping up to be a major industry turning point.  This...

Railway Strike Congressional Action

Railway Workers Unions across the country have been threatening to strike starting December 9th, until Congress’s extremely rare intervention this week, invoking the 1926 Railway Labor Act. Here’s what happened—and what might have happened. Talks of a nationwide...

How Will Changing Environmental Policies Impact Shipping and Logistics?

The reality? The logistics industry is notorious for stirring up less-than-positive environmental press. And considering a single Capesize Bulk Carrier uses 40-plus metric tons per day—and releases about 33,000 tons of CO2 in a single year—that shouldn’t come as a...

The Geopolitical Impacts on the Global Supply Chain

The global economy has gone through an awful lot of changes over the past several years, which is nothing new. We’ve all been pointing fingers at the pandemic concerning economic disruption, and for good reason—it’s disrupted trade to a degree we haven’t really seen...

Top 5 Freight Forwarding Best Practices

Whether you are a seasoned veteran or planning your first international shipment, the freight forwarding process can be challenging to navigate. Even the slightest hiccup along the way can cause significant delays, damaged goods, and higher costs. Given these high...

Five Long-Term Changes Covid Caused for Shipping and Logistics

Remember back in March and April of 2020 when nobody could find toilet paper? That was the first nationwide supply chain crisis most of the United States can remember since the Gas Shortage from the seventies. Slowly, over the past couple of years, we’ve started to...

2022 Shipping Reform Act Addresses Rail Delay Causes

Early return dates (ERDs) can give anyone the chills. For example, imagine you just successfully finished a grueling negotiation to deliver a large shipment to an overseas buyer. Your company organized a trucking company to transport goods to the port over the next...

US Port Delays: What You Need To Know Right Now

With peak shipping season fast upon us, U.S. port delays show no sign of easing up. Demand for shipping containers is up 86% over first-quarter numbers as retailers gear up for the annual rise in demand that results from a return to school and the upcoming holiday...

Port Strikes in Europe

Early return dates (ERDs) can give anyone the chills. For example, imagine you just successfully finished a grueling negotiation to deliver a large shipment to an overseas buyer. Your company organized a trucking company to transport goods to the port over the next...