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The Business Of Shipping Containers And Cargo Operations

February 17, 2023

Containers are the most common form of cargo shipping and are used to transport goods across oceans worldwide. They can be used for anything from perishable food to clothing to gasoline or oil. The business of shipping containers and cargo operations is a complex one. But it is a profitable and lucrative industry that offers opportunities for newcomers to join.  The Shipping Container Industry  The shipping container industry is a vital part of international trade. Thousands of containers are shipped to destinations across the world every day. However, despite its significant role in international trade, the shipping container industry is faced... View Article

Everything You Need To Know About Drayage Shipping

February 17, 2023

What Is Drayage Shipping? Drayage is the process of moving goods from a port or other intermodal terminal to another mode of transport. It’s an essential step in the shipping process, especially when it comes to long-haul shipping, as it helps your freight get to its final destination without being tampered with along the way. As such, drayage is most commonly used by container shipping companies. Safety And Efficiency Drayage can be a complicated process, which is why you’ll want to make sure you work with the right company for your needs. There are plenty of factors to consider, including... View Article

Risks Of Shipping Hazardous Materials

August 30, 2022

There are 5 myths about hazmat shipping procedures. You should always be aware of the 5 most frequently asked questions about hazmat shipping procedures to ensure that you incorporate these approaches. It’s the only approach you’ll use to make the most appropriate decision. Here are the top 5 things you need to know about hazmat shipping procedures and the risks of shipping hazardous materials. 1. Environmental Impacts Hazmat materials are those that are known to be harmful to the environment. They can cause pollution or contamination when released into the air, water, or soil. They can also be toxic to plants... View Article

Beyond Boxes and Pallets: 10 Other Ways to Move Freight

August 15, 2022

Pallets are a useful way to move freight from one location to another. However, many people don’t realize that pallets are not your only option. There are actually several efficient ways to move freight. This quick guide will introduce you to 10 great ways to move freight, other than pallets. Gaylords Gaylords get their name from the first company to ever use them for freight movement. Gaylords are sturdy corrugated boxes. Sometimes these are referred to as pallet boxes, bulk boxes, or skid boxes. Gaylords will often have between 2 and 5 walls. These are intended to be single-use containers.... View Article

What Happens To Containers Lost Overboard? How Long Do They Float?

June 1, 2022

Shipping containers lost at sea might sound like the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters, but it’s a very real problem. Thousands of containers are lost overboard every year due to storms, high winds, and rough seas. While most of these containers are recovered within a few days, some are never found. Therefore, it is necessary to understand what happens when containers are lost on the high seas. How Long Will a Shipping Container Float? It is difficult to determine how long a shipping container will float after being lost overboard. The time will depend on the container’s size and weight, the... View Article

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