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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 […]

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. […]

Don't get burned by undeclared hazmat.

Don’t get burned by undeclared hazmat. Declare properly with Bestway.

Hidden or undeclared hazmat in ocean freight cargo is a dangerous issue that impacts the full length of the supply chain. On Friday, May 14th, the NYK Delphinus, a 4,888 teu containership caught fire off the coast of Monterey, CA, and is currently being towed to the Port of Oakland where the fire damage will […]

Circumvent Supply Chain Issues, the Bestway

Equipment scarcity has been a scorchingly hot topic in supply chain management over the last year, along with the increased loss of containers at sea and a containership getting stuck in the Suez Canal. The crisis of compounding issues has built a level of disruption that could be considered biblical had it not been visible […]

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 […]

Broker leaving you out in the cold?

We all know what it’s like to shop at a warehouse store. If you’re an empty nester like me (we’re not true empty-nesters, but with one reclusive teen under our roof it feels like we are), do you really need 18 rolls of paper towel or two dozen eggs at a time? Probably not, but […]

Four ways to become and remain a “shipper of choice”

Trust, dependability, and reputation are qualities that take years to achieve but can shatter in an instant with bad practices or disrespect toward others. Being a shipper of choice isn’t a standard qualification the way being a Known Shipper is; instead, it’s a more fluid and living classification that’s determined by individual companies based on […]

Container imbalances require creative solutions

As blanked sailings increase, the container imbalance impacting ocean freight continues to grow. The outbreak of COVID-19 and subsequent stay-at-home orders crippled consumer demand for essential goods, leaving non-essential products lingering on shelves and in warehouses. This imbalance had eaten into the available warehouse capacity and doubled the turnaround time for inbound containers in both […]

Kansas Global : COVID-19 roundup

We recently contributed to this roundup on COVID-19 and global trade by our friends and partners at Kansas Global Trade Services. It’s full of helpful insights and advice for companies on how to navigate global trade for a stronger recovery. Check it out:

Bestway In Compliance with Stay-At-Home Order in Kansas City

March 21, 2020 Dear Valued Clients and Partners, I hope this finds you and your loved ones well and making the best of our unusual situation. A few hours ago, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas issued a “Stay at Home” Order, requiring Kansas Citians to stay at home except for “essential activities” as the community […]

UP has begun moving domestic intermodal trains into and out of their ICTF facility in Los Angeles.

Union Pacific adds new origin and destination for domestic trains from the West Coast to Kansas City.

Los Angeles and Long Beach in Southern California represent the largest ports for sea freight arriving into the United States. In addition to the millions of containers which terminate and remain in area, millions more make their way across the country to New York, north into Canada and into the Midwest. The Union Pacific operates […]