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…


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…


Environmental Spill Containment Guidelines: A Deep Dive

 

Oceans, seas, and coastlines are home to some of the most amazing ecosystems and wildlife on the planet. They also provide shipping routes for transporting goods across the globe. These waterways can facilitate both functions; however, there are occasions when shipping can be detrimental to the environment. One such instance is in the event of an oil or chemical spill. Continue reading…


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…