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How Do We Have Lemons Year-Round?

The many uses of citrus fruits like lemons make it a year-round staple in kitchens across the world. Like other citrus fruits, such as oranges, lemons are produced domestically in the winter months, allowing for year-round production as a plethora of other countries produce their own supply in the United State’s offseason. With proper protection […]


How to Ship Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the most popular fruits in the world and are grown in over 100 countries every year, making the logistics of how to ship this fragile fruit a top priority year-round. Tomatoes can cause a bit of confusion when it comes to which category of produce they belong to. While botanically tomatoes […]


“Ladies and Gentleman, Start Your Software!”

“Ladies and Gentleman, Start Your Software”, announced Karen Chupka at the first annual Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) on January 7th, 2022. This event marked a huge milestone in the development of fully autonomous (self-driving) vehicles. Like NASCAR is the proving ground for consumer vehicle technology, IAC is the proving ground for future consumer and commercial-based […]


Gypsy Moths In North America

Gypsy Moths (Lymantria dispar) are native to Europe, Asia, and northern Africa. However, these pests now devastate ecosystems in the northeast United States and surrounding Canadian territories. As the population cycles between virtually extinct and an unthinkable amount of moths, it is essential to be fully aware of all shipments shipping to or from one […]


How to Ship Broccoli

The U.S. is the third largest producer of broccoli in the world. The U.S. produced 1,247,490 tons of broccoli in 2020 with California accounting for roughly 90% of the overall production. Broccoli’s popularity has continued to grow over the last two decades and in 2021 it was voted America’s favorite vegetable according to a Green […]


2020 Freight Industry Issues

The COVID-19 Pandemic has strongly impacted people’s lives, communities, and global supply chains. Alongside the health issues the virus has caused, the Covid-19 pandemic has delayed deliveries at shipping ports. Since the beginning of January 2020, the freight industry underwent issues many industries were not prepared for. Ports are overflowing with cargo as the world […]


How to Ship Pineapples

According to FAO statistics, the worldwide production of pineapples is making them the 11th most cultivated fruit, with over 24.8 million tons. Many banana-producing companies now grow pineapples and use the same transport and distribution networks. Let us walk you through everything you need to know about how to ship pineapples. Where Do Pineapples Ship […]


WHAT IS A SHIPPING PALLET?

When is a Shipping Pallet Used? A shipping pallet is a portable platform on which to ship items. It’s used for freight shipping. During transportation, freight needs to be moved from one truck to another. A shipping pallet makes it easy for a forklift, pallet jack, front loader, jacking device, erect crane, and other tools […]



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