Industry News

Ocean carriers begin to cut North America ship capacity

Ocean carriers are beginning to cut back North America ship capacity in anticipation of a trade slowdown in 2019.  The Georgia Port Authority was among the first to see the slowdown.  Despite a record year in 2018, the fourth largest US port saw loaded container imports for November hitting 169,159 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU’s), the […]

Truck Driver Protests in Brazil

Truck drivers protested this past weekend slowing containerized trade near the Port of Santos and creating massive delays between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.  A ruling last week by Judge Luiz Fux suspended the powers of Brazil’s highway transport regulator (Agencia Nacional de Transportes Terrestres) to be able to financially punish companies that pay […]

Cosco Shipping to begin Asia-Tampa, FL service

Starting in late January, Cisco Shipping will begin weekly service to Tampa via Kingston, Jamaica. Central Florida, which includes 2.5 million people in Orlando, has 179 distribution centers close to I-4, totaling nearly 70 million square feet.  The consumer freight from Walmart, Ace Hardware, Haverty’s Furniture, Sherwin Williams, and beverages from Tropicana and Minute Maid […]

Trump, Xi agree to 90-day tariff “truce”

President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping  put their bi-lateral trade war on pause for 90 days.  The agreement was reached at the G-20 summit in Argentina on Saturday. Over the next 90 days, American and Chinese officials will continue to negotiate issues of technology transfer, intellectual property and agriculture.  President Trump will not increase […]

Company News

Quarterly Newsletter: Crying at a Kiddie Movie

The other night I watched the Disney movie Coco with my wife and two youngest boys (16 & 14) whose arms I had to twist to watch it with us. I cried like a baby during some parts of the movie and my boys certainly made fun of me! The movie talked a bit about greed and arrogance, […]

Quarterly Newsletter – October

User ID & Passwords…OUCHY! My brain hurts – family, friends, business, life…just when you think you have finished your “To Do” List, something else pops up! Everywhere I go either physically or in the computer world, I am now required to have a USER ID and PASSWORD. I go to the grocery store – “where’s your […]

Oh my Back! Time to Re-engineer!

Well, I turned 50…to those 20 and 30-year-olds out there, I’m an old guy. When you are in your twenties and thirties, 50 years old seems ancient…I know I thought so when I was that age. Those in your forties are trying not to think about it – I understand…I did the same thing. Well my back […]