Top 12 Tiny Homes of 2017

Whether it’s to escape the suffocating constraints of debt, or concerns for the environment, or the desire to return to a simpler life, more people are turning to tiny houses.

It’s a movement that’s gathered momentum over the past couple of years and drawn international attention, thanks to the likes of CNN, NBC, PBS, and Oprah. Continue reading…


The History of the Shipping Drum

The shipping drum has been ubiquitous in the word of import export, the transfer of goods, and even winemaking. For thousands of years, the drum was known as the king of packages because of its wonderful design, its sturdiness, and its ease of travel. Continue reading…


DIY Shipping Container Projects Around the Home

You may not think much of your typical shipping container—it’s just a big metal box, right? While many of us see this basic item only for its original purpose, many people see it as the beginning of a great project.

Shipping containers are sturdy, well-built, and extremely reliable, making them a natural resource for anyone with a home improvement project they’re excited to try. If you have the urge to do some creative work with a basic, big metal box, these unique projects will inspire you to get going. Continue reading…


How Global Warming Is Affecting Shipping Routes

global warming affecting shipping routes

Shipping cargo around the world is a vital service that’s worth billions of dollars and is integral to economies all over the planet. Whether it’s a container of crude oil, gas, or more perishable goods (such as fruit, vegetables, or meat) which are stored in specialized vessels, crossing the world’s international shipping routes is considered the lifeblood of the global economy. Continue reading…


Shipping Container Certifications Demystified

There is much to consider when selecting a shipping drum, regardless of the type of goods you are transporting or whether the destination is domestic or international. Barrels and drums meant for the transport and storage of goods require various levels of certification. Sometimes the required forms, labeling, and the rest appear overwhelming. Continue reading…


How Digital Innovation Is Changing the Shipping Industry

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The shipping industry is one of the backbones of the global economy. It is no surprise then, that companies are investing heavily in new technologies and innovative systems to help increase delivery time and overall efficiency in this largest of industries. With just a quick scan of the tech and businesses sections of popular publications, you can see how technology in the shipping industry is a preview of how businesses will operate in the future.
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Why Warehouse Safety Is More Important Than Ever Before

 

Asian fork lift truck driver discussing checklist with foreman in warehouse

With the operation of heavy machinery, large objects, and hazardous materials, warehouses are statistically one of the most dangerous places to work. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, there were approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2015, with over 75% of those injuries occurring in service-providing industries. It was also estimated that about 5 out of 100 warehouse and storage employees experienced some type of work-related injury in 2015.

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