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…


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…


The Best Eco-Friendly Packaging Supplies on the Market

 

Packaging solutions are evolving to improve the storage and transport of goods, as well as enable companies to market their products to consumers more effectively.

One of the fastest growing packaging trends is eco-friendly packaging. Sustainable packaging supplies are not only better for the environment; they are better for the bottom line of businesses, as well. 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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#1 Guide for Commercial Shipping of Lithium Batteries

 

Every day, there are millions of tons of materials being shipped from one part of the world to the other. There are some products out there that you definitely know require extra safety precautions, while there are other items in existence that you previously thought were harmless yet turn out to be harmful under the right conditions.

Shipping cargo to harborOne of such items is lithium batteries. You might not know this, but lithium batteries have always been a safety concern for those who have experience with the shipment and receiving of these batteries. They only recently got negative attention in the mainstream media last year due to the incident where Samsung Galaxy Note7 and hoverboards were recalled in large numbers due to the fact that they would spontaneously burst into flames. Continue reading…


8 Steps for Increasing Warehouse Safety

Worker in hard hat hit by cardboard in warehouse

over 15000 illnesses and injuries take place every yearWorking in a warehouse can be a very rewarding job. You get a lot of physical exercise from lifting heavy objects all day, you bond closely with a group of workers that you see every day, and you play a very important role in ensuring that companies and individuals get their important orders on time. With multiple paths toward career advancement and an increase in responsibility, it is a promising opportunity for workers who are looking for a low barrier of entry.

However, one of the biggest problems when it comes to working in the warehouse is the issue of personal safety. With over 15,000 illnesses and injuries taking place every year, the warehousing industry still has a long way to go in the way of enforcing safety regulations and preventing accidents from happening in the workplace.

Warehouse safety is only possible when every single employee is involved and looking out for one another, no matter their position in the company. Here are 8 useful steps that any warehouse can take to ensure that safety remains a top priority: Continue reading…


Simple Ways to Improve Warehouse Efficiency

In a warehouse, effectiveness is rarely a problem for workers and management. Success is simply a matter of doing a few key functions consistently over a long period of time. The main problem that most warehouses face is improving their efficiency. This refers to getting more of the right things done within the same time period. Continue reading…


How to Run & Create a Green Business

One of the hot buzzwords that has been floating around is “going green.” It seems to be the thing that is attracting customers from all around the globe and used as a selling point by companies, but what does this phrase mean? To put it simply, “going green” means making a company-wide shift toward practices and products that are friendly for the environment and sustainable over a long time period.

It might seem like an unnecessary initiative that will take too much money and time to implement in your company. What you may not know is that there are many simple and small changes that you can make to turn your business green. It does not have to be an arduous process that quickly becomes inconvenient for you and your company. Continue reading…