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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Global Impact of the Suez Canal blockage

The nearly weeklong Suez Canal blockage will have weeks and months-long implications for global trade. Rapid growth in global demand for container transportation means that carriers are overly reliant on a handful of routes for moving everything from agricultural commodities to consumer goods, e-Commerce packages and empties around the world.  During the crisis, there were […]

Supply chain gone sideways? Call Bestway.

Halfway around the world, the Suez Canal sees 12% of the global supply chain trade pass through the connector between the Mediterranean and Red Seas. On Tuesday, an Ultra-Large Container Vessel, or ULCV, suffered a “blackout” and drifted sideways, fully blocking the southern part of the Canal where the passage allows for a single lane […]

CBP's Annual Reporting

CBP Annual Report Review

Even in a year of significant disruption, the (CBP) Customs and Border Protection’s annual report doesn’t have many surprises. If you’ve been paying attention for the last twelve months, you already know that trade is up slightly, travel is way down, revenue from tariffs is up, and trade and transportation are booming. They’re also increasingly […]

Container Collapse & Keeping Yourself Covered

A container collapse on a vessel isn’t a new phenomenon, instead, they’re considered a cost of doing business on the ocean market. Weather issues, Acts of God, cargo not what it is tendered as therefore wrongly manifested and other troubles can hit in moments during a voyage. Consider that these ships cross oceans hundreds of […]

Lunar New Year 2021 brings more unique challenges for shippers.

On February 12th, China and many surrounding nations throughout Asia will celebrate the Lunar New Year. This year, it is the Year of the Ox, and it seems safe to say that for those who remember the tale of Paul Bunyon if Babe the Blue Ox was available to pull a wagonload of containers across […]

USTR Investigating Vietnam

USTR Opens Vietnam Section 301 Investigations

Interested parties have until November 12th to respond with comments into the two investigations opened by the United States Trade Representative which could mean additional trade-remedy duties on the country’s exports after the USTR investigation. Vietnam has seen explosive growth in the past three years as supply chains look to reduce their exposure to and […]

USTR Investigating Vietnam

Sep.18th Deadline – List 3 & 4 Importers to protect right to a Section 301 Refund

A case brought by the law firm Akin Gump on behalf of a vinyl tile supplier could be the vehicle for importers to get Section 301 Refund on duties, but they must move quickly. The deadline to file with the Court of International Trade is this Friday, September 18th. In short, the suit alleges that […]

Storms on the horizon? Bestway has you covered.

With two major storms approaching the Gulf of Mexico and the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall coming on August 29th, Bestway wanted to take this opportunity to discuss the issues that can arise after a storm and ways we’re working hard to ensure continuity of service when disasters strike. Because we’re no stranger […]