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Bills of Waiting: Port Fees & TMF Increases

Bills of Waiting: Port Fees Fiasco

As the port fees start pouring in from the delayed cargo at the ports, logistics professionals say the retailers and cargo owners will ultimately pay the cost of the drastic new fees announced back in October in response to the mounting congestion disrupting the US supply chain. The port fees purportedly penalize the ocean carriers […]

Kelli Adkins People 1st

The People-First Approach of Kelli Adkins

For ten years, Kelli Adkins has embodied the Bestway vision that puts relationships, trust, honesty, and personal ownership above all else. Her dedication to creating friendships through clients and taking pride in their satisfaction has led to a decade of successful leadership with Bestway International.  Starting as the manager of market development, Kelli came to […]

A Midwest Approach to Container Congestion

Los Angeles and Long Beach, California are getting bogged down with millions of containers the focus has been honed onto their issue to get the congestion cleared out so things can run more smoothly. However, in this process, other ports such as Savannah, New York, and New Jersey, are all experiencing congestion of their own with little […]

Bust Bunker Surcharges with Strategy

Bust Bunker Surcharges with Strategy

The announcement of bunker surcharges under Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) from ocean carriers comes as no surprise, considering fuel costs for crude oil are up to close to $80 per barrel. The continued disruption of ocean cargo has reached out to impact the other modes, hitting rail and truck shipments hard. Obviously, the carriers have […]

Out of Chaos, Community

The Bestway from Chaos to Community

With container rates out of Asia at an all-time high and truck shipments losing integrity as a dearth of drivers hits hard, the alert that the congested ships at anchor in San Pedro Bay, waiting for a berth at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, is anyone really surprised that this week, news […]

Bestway Through the Eye of the Storm

Hurricane Ida struck Louisiana on Sunday, August 30th The severe weather brought 150MPH wind, closed roads, felled trees, and a million people waiting for services and supplies. When a natural disaster strikes, the first mobilized force to support emergency services are often truckers and trucking networks who divert to deliver supplies and haul away debris. […]

Ask the Expert

Ask the Expert: Jack McDonough

In a logistics market that is moving faster than ever before, Bestway employees have to be at the top of their game in every facet of transportation. It is our belief that greatness comes from opportunities to meet prepared teams of experts. Building upon decades of experience and a rigorous commitment to quality service, Bestway […]

Find your Shipping Quote, the Bestway.

Find your Shipping Rates the Bestway, online.

Have you tried Bestway’s online pricing tool yet? International business is a round-the-clock line of work, and we at Bestway International know that sometimes, you need a shipping quote outside of regular business hours. Given the rapidity with which FCL and LCL shipping rates are changing, as well as air freight rates here in 2021, […]

Bestway Spotlight: Dave Kachevas

In the midst of the turbulence of the logistics market, a steady, experienced hand is needed to hold down the fort for clients. In the fast-moving world of air freight, a cool head in the face of urgency is the key to de-escalating issues to respond with forethought and wisdom. Without bombast, Dave Kachevas, Bestway’s […]

Volatility and Disruption: A Midyear Review

Looking back over the beginning of 2021, the volatility and disruption in the logistics industry is incomparable to previous years. As we begin to rev engines back to normal after the pandemic of 2020, 2021 is far from out of the woods where congestion, capacity and cost are concerned. The most evident thing from the […]

Combat Cargo Challenges with Air Charters

Consider air charters for your critical supply chain needs Air cargo challenges exist globally right now across every major trade lane. The sidelining of passenger flights and removal of trans-oceanic belly capacity has left a limited number of choices for shippers. The global demand elsewhere for PPE, ocean freight woes, and shifting consumer buying patterns […]

Regulation and Tariffs require Transparency

Besting Regulations & Tariffs with Transparency

While much of the logistics news we’re hearing is tied to the ocean rate and capacity situation, it would be remiss of us to ignore discussing the tariffs and regulatory updates that have come out which may impact many of our clients. Whether it’s the reinstatement of US trade programs like GSP and the Miscellaneous […]