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What Happens When Shipping Containers Are Lost Overboard?

November 19, 2021

Hundreds of millions of shipping containers sail across the sea each year. In fact, 80 percent of all shipped goods are transported on a cargo ship at one point or another. Unfortunately, some goods don’t make it to their intended destination. The World Shipping Council estimates that about 1,300 containers get lost at sea each year. That’s a very small percentage of containers that go overboard, but even losing one container is a concern for the company who shipped the products and the customer who expected to receive it. This problem gets even worse when you consider some of the... View Article

How a Good HAZMAT Shipping System Can Help You Avoid Holiday Shipping Issues

November 5, 2021

The holidays can be a nightmare for retailers who need to deliver products to customers under a tight deadline. One thing that makes holiday shipping even harder is when you’re shipping hazardous materials (HAZMAT). There are nine classifications of HAZMAT shipping, all of which require special procedures. Shippers who fail to follow U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) protocols can face steep fines or jail time. Worst of all, breaking the rules can result in deadly accidents for anyone near the hazardous items. Keep reading to learn more about HAZMAT shipping, so you can avoid harming others or getting in hot... View Article

Leading Tips for Transporting Fresh, Refrigerated and Frozen Goods

October 21, 2021

Shipping frozen and refrigerated foods is considerably more complicated than you might initially expect. For food to appear on supermarket shelves, it has to go through a specific shipping process so it arrives ready for consumption. Read on to find out how to make shipping fresh food go smoothly. Find the best way to ship You can ship fresh, refrigerated and frozen goods either by truck or by rail. The factors you’ll need to be considering when choosing a shipping service include: Amount: If you have large quantities of food, then rail might be the better choice. You can fit... View Article

The Process for Mailing Refrigerated and Frozen Food

October 7, 2021

Mailing perishable food isn’t as simple as putting it into a box and showing up at the post office. It’s worthwhile to consider exactly how you plan on mailing food from one location to another, whether you’re in the business or just need some help for a one-time shipment. Here are our top tips for mailing food so it arrives on the recipient’s doorstep or business in excellent condition. How to pack refrigerated and frozen food Your average cardboard box won’t be enough to keep frozen or refrigerated food cold. Instead, look for a cold shipping box from a store... View Article

The Impact of COVID-19 on Intermodal Freight

September 10, 2021

Wondering how COVID-19 has affected intermodal freight, including drayage shipping? From supply chain disruptions to labor shortages, there’s a lot for shipping companies to keep in mind as the pandemic continues into its third year. Read on to learn more about COVID-19 and its impact on freight. What is intermodal transportation? Intermodal transportation involves the movement of cargo from its origin to its destination by at least two forms of transit, including rail, air, sea, land and pipeline. Transfer from one mode to the other occurs at intermodal terminals around the world. Several transportation methods make up the intermodal freight... View Article

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