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History of Freight Transportation

Throughout the centuries there have been many modes of freight transportation. For many years, goods traveled to their destinations by way of horse drawn wagons. This mode of moving freight was slow and often dangerous. Later, with the introduction of the railway system, business owners could send goods across the country in a faster, safer way. Goods traveled to various cities via steamboat and, ...

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How Transparent Shipping Containers Could Impact Port Operations

Westbound Shipping Services have unveiled the latest in container-tech, a transparent shipping container. This container is an industry first, and is on the forefront of freight industry technology.The container is made from a high density, scratch-resistant Perspex cast acrylic. It is then fitted with a small power pack that is charged by solar panels and kinetic movement. The power pac...

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FedEx Announces 8.3% SmartPost Rate Increase

Update: The USPS has postponed its rate increase that was scheduled for 4/26/2015, and FedEx has followed suit.  FedEx has just announced the second SmartPost rate increase of 2015. Effective April 27, SmartPost rates will increase by 8.3%. The increase was brought about by a recent postage increase announcement by USPS. Shippers who have negotiated a general rate incr...

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Model Cargo Ships and More!

Since the dawn of mankind's exploration of the water, ships and other watercraft have been a prominent feature of daily life. They embody both the tangible economic benefits of transportation and commerce and the promise and excitement of travel and discovery. Throughout history craftsmen have sought to capture these qualities by making model representations of ships and boats. Model ship building...

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2015 FedEx & UPS Rate Increases Announced

In the wake of the dimensional weight announcements earlier this year, both carriers have recently announced their General Rate Increases for 2015.  The high level changes are as follows: FedEx - Effective January 5, 2015 Express (package and freight) standard list rates will in...

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