Freight it forward

Documentation, regulations, laws, restrictions, specifications: there are many reasons that make shipping cargo a very complex endeavor. For many individuals and companies, the logistics of transporting goods from one place to another can be extremely daunting. Luckily, there are specialists who make a living by taking care of all these details. This is the job description of freight forwarders. Freight forwarding companies rarely carry shipments … Continue reading Freight it forward

A Brief History of Containerization

As logistics professionals, it’s hard to imagine life without shipping containers. But while it may seem that the ubiquitous steel boxes have been the backbone of supply chains around the world, it turns out that containerization — the way of shipping intermodal freight using standardized containers — is a fairly recent innovation. Even though the concept of containerization is centuries-old, the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) … Continue reading A Brief History of Containerization