From Tarantulas to Treasures: The Strangest Things Found in Cargo Boxes

The expansion of our trading systems throughout history has allowed us to receive information and produce from countries all over the world, expanding both our diets and our knowledge of the world around us. Packages often travel tens of thousands of miles to reach their destination, and shipping containers and cargo boxes can contain anything from food and spices to clothing to electronics. Continue reading…


Transporting Your Shipping Drum: Ground, Air, Sea, or Rail?

Shipping drums are cylindrical containers used for shipping bulk liquids and granular materials and are usually certified for dangerous chemicals. They may be made of metal, plastic, or corrugated fiberboard and hold greater quantities than most packaging. Shipping drums are much more effective for waterproofing than other shipping containers and are harder to corrode. Continue reading…


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…