The M/V CMA CGM Dahlia shipping disaster is another example of how dangerous the ocean can be.

Protect Your Cargo: The M/V CMA CGM Dahlia

The M/V CMA CGM Dahlia shipping disaster is another example of how dangerous the ocean can be. As we’ve said before, there is no guaranty of safe passage when bringing goods across the ocean. Weather and other dangers lie waiting everywhere. When bad weather hits a container ship there is a lot that can go…

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Learn about cargo theft and how your can protect your shipments from it.

What is Cargo Theft and How Can You Protect Your Shipments?

Learn about cargo theft and how your can protect your shipments from it. Cargo theft is a large financial danger to your imports. In 2018 the average value of stolen goods per incident was $142,342 and there were around 600 incidents in the U.S. and Canada. This threat to your shipment is always present, but…

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Shipping containers are a vital part of international trade. Learn about how these steel boxes are created. 

How Shipping Containers are Made

Shipping containers are a vital part of international trade. Learn about how these steel boxes are created. Millions of shipping containers are used every day to transport goods. Shipping containers are a staple of the international trade industry.  These steel containers are specifically designed to withstand extreme conditions including water and thousands of pounds of…

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More Section 301 exclusions have been announced by the United States Trade Representative in the month of October.

More Rounds of Section 301 Exclusions Granted of Lists 1, 2, & 3

The U.S.T.R. announced additional rounds of Section 301 exclusions to goods included on List 1, 2, and 3 throughout the month of October. These items will be excluded from the current additional 25% tariff. On October 2, 2019, the United States Trade Representative released two announcements about new exclusions to List 1 and 2 for…

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Misdeclared cargo can pose a serous danger to shippers.See how misdeclaration occurs and how you can be held liable for damages.

The Dangers of Misdeclared Cargo

Misdeclared cargo can pose a serious danger to shippers. See how misdeclaration occurs and how you can be held liable for damages. The KMTC containership was docked in Thailand on May 27th earlier this spring. At approximately 6:45 in the morning, an explosion occurred and the ship lit up in flames. The fire roared late…

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Container ships use shipping lanes to transport goods across the world. Learn about the world's busiest shipping lanes and their traffic.

World’s Busiest Shipping Lanes

Container ships use shipping lanes to transport goods across the world. Learn about the world’s busiest shipping lanes and their traffic. Since ancient times boats transporting goods have taken similar routes across the ocean. The fastest ways across the water have always had the heaviest traffic. Below is a list of 4 of the world’s…

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