Should I Purchase Cargo Insurance When Shipping Freight Internationally?

 

When shipping internationally, the freight moves through many more hands than it does when shipped nationally. The longer the trip, the greater the risk of damage. That’s why you may want to consider shipping insurance when shipping freight internationally.

Insurance is not mandatory, but damaged products can cause unexpected costs for individuals shipping packages. International carriers are held responsible for packages damaged in their care, with certain restrictions, yet the damage done to some packages has unknown origins. Continue reading…


Separate Your Glass Bottles and Aluminum Cans – What Would It Mean if Everyone on Earth Recycled?

 

The recycling rate in the United States more than doubled between 1990 and 2013 and has remained steady. Many municipalities make it easy to recycle by allowing single-stream and/or free recycling. Over 94% of the U.S. population has recycling available to it between curbside and drop-off programs.

That rate certainly can be increased. The supply of recyclables does not meet the demand for them, and recyclables easily can be shipped around the country and the world. Germany recycles 66.1% of its waste, and the average rate in the European Union was 45% (in 2015). Continue reading…


Relocating Cross-Country? 6 Apps to Help with Your Move

 

Whether the move is across town or the country, moving is a pain. It’s rated as one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through. Even if you take advantage of the move to purge your household of no longer needed items, you will want every bit of help you can get to make the move work as pleasant as possible.

You’ll need to make sure you have the best shipping materials for your belongings and a well thought out plan for the moving process. Continue reading…


Freight Shipping Edition: What to Do When Disaster Hits at Sea

 

Freight shipping by sea is responsible for 90% of everything we buy today. This form of transportation also makes the freight shipping industry one of the biggest industries in the world.

Working in the freight shipping industry can be a great way to make a living. However, the work can be hazardous during the long voyages between the shipping and receiving ports. Continue reading…


6 Reasons It’s Time to Hire a Freight Shipping Service

 

With all the environmental concerns, rules, and regulations these days, it can be difficult to stay current with the legal and carrier requirements for shipping goods. Materials like explosives, gases, and infectious or toxic substances, for example, require specific handling, packaging, and labeling that follows appropriate rules and guidelines laid down by the UN. Continue reading…


The Truth About Cold Water Survival

 

Nearly 1,500 people died when the RMS Titanic sank on the morning of April 15, 1912. However, although authorities in 1912—and most people since—have understandably attributed the cause of these deaths to drowning, the majority of people died from hypothermia. The waters of the North Atlantic hovered around the freezing point, which killed the healthiest Titanic passengers in roughly 15 minutes, and the elderly, infirm, and the young in much shorter periods of time. Continue reading…


The History of the Jerrican

 

The turning point of the technological tug-of-war in World War II centered on a product the Allied Forces initially overlooked, a product Hitler secretly stockpiled in anticipation of war: the jerrican.

A jerrican or jerry can is a container used for efficient fuel transportation. Its success during World War II enabled the Germans to employ their famous Blitzkrieg strategy and overrun most of Europe in record time. Continue reading…