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…


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 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…