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Ukraine

Updates with Ukraine: Supply Chain Disruption

With Russia’s decision to invade Ukraine, shippers can expect more increases in freight rates, fuel costs, supply chain disruption (both in the war-affected area and globally), and surcharges. With disruption and delays being the biggest concern, it’s likely going to be a ripple effect. China to Europe shippers may even switch to sea to avoid […]

Lunar New Year

Preparing for 2022 Lunar New Year

As 2020 drew to a close, the concern surrounding Lunar New Year was centered around the blanked sailings that we typically need to prepare for, but the challenges of this year make the mess even bigger than before. The blanked sailings could be the best and worst thing to hit us in over twenty-four months. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]