Are you prepared for Peak Season?

Peak Season Tips As the end of June winds down and the calendar turns over into July, so begins the typical summer “Peak Season” for International shipping.  This period of about 3-4 months can cause trouble for even veteran shippers as big box stores gear […]

Exports on a Mission Literally. It’s always nice to hear from our clients that give back to the world.  The Franciscan Mission Warehouse of Missouri has been a longstanding client with Scarbrough whose values align very well with ours.  Our values start with Number 1.) […]

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U.S. Ports are Consolidating

  Following the lead of Shipping Lines Information derived from Aaron Schrank | April 5, 2017 | Marketplace “The container-shipping industry is more consolidated than ever. As of this month, the world’s top ocean carriers are now mostly in three major alliances, set to control […]

What Goes into Your LTL Price?

What Goes into Your LTL Price? Excerpt from: FreightorGator | By: Jay Dillman Truckload rates, unlike LTL rates, are normally based on the price of every one-hundred-pound weight, rate for every mile and fuel charge. This affects shipment costs. LTL, meaning Less-than-truckload, is a shipping technique that […]

JOC’s Top 10 Shipping Trends in 2015

JOC’s Top 10 Shipping Trends in 2015 Journal of Commerce is a resource we constantly rely on for our shipping news. To subscribe directly, click here. Let’s check out the Top Shipping trends that shaped 2015 according to JOC: 1. Significant drop in oil, fuel […]

Fourth Largest Container Shipping Company is Now Official.

Fourth Largest Container Shipping Company is Now Official. China Ocean Shipping (Group) Co (COSCO) and China Shipping Group will now be one as they officially communicated last Friday.   Some analysis suspect that the merger is worth between $10-20 billion. Although they are now  merged, […]

Panama: A Growing Transshipment Opportunity

Panama:  A Growing Transshipment Opportunity Excerpt from: JOC | By: Marianela Dengo de Obaldía |October 13 2015 For more than 100 years, the Panama Canal has served the world’s maritime trade industry—shortening time and distance between producers and consumers. Panama’s leadership in transportation dates as far […]

Cuba Considers Port of Virginia Shipping Prospects

Cuba Considers Port of Virginia Shipping Prospects Officials at the Cuban Interest Section in Washington have held at least 30 meetings with companies interested in doing business in the island nation. Excerpt from: American Shipper | By: Eric Kulisch | May 15 2015 The Port […]