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Global Shipping Containers: An Overview of Numbers and Impact

Global Shipping Containers with Containerlift

The global shipping container industry is a pivotal component of international trade, enabling the movement of goods across the world efficiently. This article delves into the numbers behind the industry, its economic impact, environmental considerations, and future trends. Global shipping containers are the backbone of international trade, playing a crucial role in the transportation of […]

The Construction of Shipping Containers: From Materials to Modern Innovations

shipping container with Containerlift

Shipping containers, the workhorses of global trade, are crucial elements in the network of international commerce. These rectangular steel boxes are not just functional; they are central to our understanding of global logistics. Developed in the mid-20th century, they revolutionized transportation by standardizing cargo dimensions, thereby simplifying the complexities of shipping goods worldwide. This blog […]

Why do we use a Sideloader in our Logistics and Transport Operations?

In the rapidly evolving logistics and transport industry, efficiency and versatility are paramount. A Sideloader, also known as a Sidelifter or self-loading trailer, represents a revolutionary solution for loading, transporting, and unloading containers and other forms of cargo. This powerful tool is indispensable in a market where the demand for container handling is surging, providing […]

Freight on Board (FOB) Demystified: An In-depth Guide for Global Importers & Exporters

Navigating through the intricate web of international trade necessitates a deep understanding of the various terms and regulations that govern the movement of goods across borders. One term that stands at the heart of global commerce, pivotal for both importers and exporters, is “Freight on Board” (FOB). This term marks the significant juncture at which […]

The 2022 Great Shipping Container Heist

In the shadowy pre-dawn hours of June 5th, an audacious act unfolded at the bustling port of Manzanillo, Mexico’s premier maritime gateway, casting a spotlight on a heist that would soon be dubbed the “robbery of the century.” This meticulously executed theft saw a band of over a dozen armed yet discreet assailants infiltrate the […]

Shipping Jargon: A Glossary for Beginners

Shipping Jargon: A Glossary for Beginners Navigating the world of shipping can feel like getting lost in a labyrinth of acronyms, jargon, and obscure terms. Whether you’re a fledgeling eCommerce business owner, a seasoned logistics manager, or simply someone interested in understanding this expansive industry better, this guide is for you. Let’s delve into a […]

The Most Bizarre Items Ever Shipped: A Light-Hearted Look at the Industry

In the age of e-commerce and expedited shipping, we’re used to receiving all sorts of items at our doorsteps. Most of the time, these are routine deliveries: perhaps a new phone, some clothes, or even your weekly groceries. However, the world of shipping isn’t just limited to the mundane and utilitarian. It’s far more eccentric […]

7 Benefits of Short Sea Shipping

Efficient and Sustainable: Exploring Short Sea Shipping for European Trade In the dynamic and interconnected world of European commerce, Short Sea Shipping (SSS) stands out as a strategic and environmentally sound solution. This transportation method, which involves shipping goods and passengers over relatively short sea distances, is becoming increasingly popular among businesses in the UK. […]

Impact of Electric Vehicles on Global Shipping: Revolutionising Transport

Impact of Electric Vehicles on Global Shipping: Revolutionising Transport The Global Shipping Industry: A Bedrock of International Trade The global shipping industry stands as the backbone of international trade, transporting approximately 90% of the world’s goods. This industry, sprawling and diverse, ranges from vast container ships crossing oceans to smaller vessels navigating rivers and coastal […]

Shipping routes to East Africa

Shipping from the UK to East Africa typically involves maritime routes passing through the Mediterranean Sea and the Suez Canal, descending into the Red Sea, and then following the East African coast. These routes can vary depending on the specific East African destination port.  Some may require transshipment or additional overland transport, especially for inland […]