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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 […]

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 […]

The rising variance in ocean freight rates is causing havoc for shippers.

Ocean Freight Rates: Keep Current on Variances

Whether gasoline or tickets for an airplane or a live event, we’ve become conditioned to the game of rapidly changing prices when it comes to certain things we buy as consumers. The increasing use of algorithmic pricing is reluctantly accepted by people wanting to book their vacation or see a sporting event. The tight capacity […]

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 […]