Reverse logistics is a form of supply chain management that involves transferring commodities from buyers to sellers or producers. Processes like returns or recycling require reverse logistics after a customer receives a product.
Challenges are always a part of business transition. But plant relocation is one of the most challenging tasks. Thus, it is crucial to plan and carry out the factory relocation, utilising a well-defined and tried strategy since some industrial equipment may be extremely sensitive and easily damaged. At times, it is also necessary to prioritise certain movables to ensure a smooth relocation process.
The day started at 6 am at the terminal and before anything else could go ahead, we had our standard safety meeting where we outlined the schedule for the day ahead, each team members’ responsibilities, checked everyone was wearing the correct safety gear and went over what to do in the event of an emergency.
When it comes to shipping cargo by water, ocean shipping is not the only option. At Texas International Freight, we are also experts in heavy machinery shipping by barge. One of our recent projects involved transporting a thermal oxidizer by barge from Oklahoma to Louisiana. As you can imagine this is no small achievement.
When Flexport got a billion dollars in funding in late 2018/early 2019, it sent shockwaves through the shipping industry. The company is little more than 6 years old. It entire premise is built on a couple of claims that seem tough to depend by old hands in the industry. The first is that freight is too expensive.
The grounding of the Ever Given super container ship in the Suez canal continues to have extensive ripple effects in the global shipping industry beyond the backlog of container ships with delayed deliveries that needed to finally make it to their destination ports. The issue making waves this time is insurance, specifically cargo insurance for all the containers onboard the ship as the shipowner has declared “general average”.
There are different methods of shipping freight from the United Kingdom and the one you choose will largely depend on the type of cargo that you are moving and the time frame you are faced with. Despite taking much longer to travel between ports – shipping from Great Britain to the USA can take between 10 and 30 days – ocean shipping has far more in its favor overall.
As you have probably noticed, container ships have been making international headlines recently. This is not how things usually go and, if anything, is to be avoided considering that good container shipping should go as seamlessly as possible to give customers the peace of mind they deserve. Good, experienced freight forwarding should essentially go unnoticed by the client.