A Straightforward Explanation of How the Chinese New Year Affects your Logistics, No Matter What your Zodiac Sign Is

It snuck up on you, didn’t it?  Much like the dreaded summer bathing suit season – the one you keep saying you’ll start that diet for next week – that time of the year has arrived.  Maybe it was the gestational

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The Nine Reasons that Buying Your Imports on CIF Terms is Too Good to Be True

I understand that the temptation to buy on a Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) basis is very hard to resist.  After all, isn’t it so much easier?  When you don’t have to coordinate with a freight forwarder and don’t have

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7 Reasons Your Container Drayage Costs will Rise in 2014

Andrew Mackey, Global Logistics Specialist, Shapiro

Worried about how container drayage costs will impact your supply chain next year?  You’re not alone. Here are seven reasons the chassis and driver shortage will impact your operations in 2014: Most major ocean carriers have either largely pulled out

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Math is Our Friend: A Guide to Cargo Calculations for Logistics Professionals

Math is our Friend

While she would likely poison my dinner or make a chubby “Rob Doll” for her voodoo pins if she knew I was writing this in a public forum, my wife is lousy at math. I mean lousy. This woman is a great teacher for our children; she is impossible to beat at Scrabble or Trivial Pursuit; she is at least three times smarter than I am… and, she has a panic attack if you mention “square root” or “divisible” or (God forbid) “numerator.”

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