Archive for 2018

BOA Holiday Party 2018

Posted on December 21st, 2018

  What is a team? According to businessdictionary.com: “A group of people with a full set of complementary skills required to complete a task, job or project.” There is an interdependence on what we do together to reach a common goal. Earlier this year, we felt a need to bring […]

Jason’s Law – Safe Parking for Truck Drivers

Posted on November 30th, 2018

What is Jason’s Law? Jason’s Law was designed to address a serious problem that affects drivers across the country: the lack of safe rest stations for commercial truck drivers. A quick summary, as stated on the Jason’s Law Website: Construction of safe truck parking facilities & construction of public parking […]

Black Friday 2018: The Supply Chain

Posted on November 16th, 2018

How Does Black Friday Affect Supply Chains? Black Friday – Let the shopping begin! These products being sold are planned to be manufactured far ahead of time, and takes more than what meets the eye to get these items to you. Ultimately, the items end up in a store or […]

What is Demurrage?

Posted on November 9th, 2018

Your container gets to port, and something went wrong in the planning to pick it up. Today is going to be the last free day. What does this mean? The “last free day” is the last day of a period of free storage time at the port without paying demurrage. […]

IMO Sulfur 2020 – How This Affects Your Ocean Cargo

Posted on November 2nd, 2018

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has a new mandate under the Emission Control Area regulations. All merchant vessels are required to reduce their sulfur emissions to 0.5% from 3.5% by 2020. This is a drastic change in emissions, and carriers will need to upgrade their vessels and/or their fuel to […]

Country of Origin Labeling Requirements

Posted on October 19th, 2018

Imported products are required to be marked with their country of origin. Countries of origin are where products were manufactured, produced or grown. This is necessary as a Customs requirement to keep the process efficient, since it makes it obvious if a good can legally be imported. It also provides […]

What is Transloading?

Posted on October 12th, 2018

If a shipment is traveling a long way from the port to the final destination by truck, the shipment will likely go to a warehouse, and transload the cargo into a truck to avoid expensive per diem charges. Transloading is the process of moving a shipment from one mode of transport […]

How Hurricanes Affect Your Freight

Posted on October 10th, 2018

With today’s sophisticated technologies to better anticipate storms and hurricanes, we are better prepared than ever to handle this type of natural disaster. Since we have some predictability, organizations can plan ahead to send extra essentials and supplies to hold over until the storm passes.           Photo: October […]

Why do I need Cargo Insurance?

Posted on October 5th, 2018

Doesn’t the carrier have to pay for the value of the goods if something happens? One would think this is normal, but oftentimes it is difficult to pinpoint where something went wrong. Freight claims are often denied by carrier. If something happens while your cargo is in transit, there is a chance […]

Keto Challenge: Q&A

Posted on September 28th, 2018

A few weeks ago, part of our team started the Ketogenic Diet to reach some personal goals and did so as a team in order to support each other. Although this diet may not be for everybody, we support the choices being made with the goal of living a healthier lifestyle. This includes our […]

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