The Top 10 BDP blogs of 2021

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It’s no secret that 2021 was filled with unexpected challenges, “new” unprecedented disruptions, and incredible uncertainty. From the Suez Canal obstruction to an ongoing global pandemic, you’ve been with us through it all. Throughout the year we handled times of crisis and persevered through unexpected trials and tribulations, all while keeping our readers in the loop. As we say farewell to 2021 (and not a minute too soon), we look forward to bringing you more BDP news and updates in the new year.  

Check out the top 10 blogs of 2021, as determined by you

What is General Average and what does it mean for your cargo? 

In this blog, we learn the basics behind this principle of maritime law and how a party who has suffered extreme financial loss in order to save property belonging to others has the right to be compensated for such loss. 

Placard problems 

Who should remove the placard(s) from an empty container? This issue has become one of the most confounding and heatedly discussed issues in the transportation of Dangerous Goods. 

Prepare now for changes later - updates to the HTS are coming 

The new HS 2022 edition makes some major changes to the Harmonized System with a total of 351 sets of amendments covering a wide range of goods moving across borders. Are you ready for this change taking place on January 1, 2022? 

Provisions of The Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 

Michael Ford, VP of Government & Industry Affairs, outlines some of the important provisions that are being put forth to amend U.S. Code Title 46 – Shipping. 

Fire at sea: Container vessel fires increasing 

While suggesting ways to mitigate fire risk, Michael Ford, VP of Government & Industry Affairs, stresses that transportation safety starts with the chemical manufactures and the selection of packaging and shipping containers and systems.  

The Suez Canal crisis: Some lasting ripples aren't making headlines 

It came down to physics: a sandstorm, shipping containers stacked too high, and a ship too big to spin around. Global Trade Magazine breaks down fundamental areas where the ripples of the Suez Canal disaster will continue the strongest.  

COVID-19 | Ocean Industry Updates 

The global pandemic has created unprecedented levels of uncertainty for supply chains, particularly the ocean transportation industry.  

Continuous Improvement: 6 ways to motivate your team on the 'Train of Change' 

This blog is still just as relevant today as it was one year ago. Although we are still trying to navigate this “new normal,” it is important to communicate, motivate, and recognize each other’s hard work.  

A new year, but shippers struggling with the same West Coast challenges 

Unfortunately, not much has changed since this blog was published. The US West Coast port situation continues to raise new challenges each day. 

COVID-19 and container shortages: A line of falling dominoes  

With our current market conditions and existing challenges, it is hard to know exactly how we got here. This blog explains the causal relation between COVID-19 and equipment shortages as well as other circumstances that have exacerbated the situation. 

Thank you for reading along with us this year, we look forward to the new adventures and opportunities that lie ahead in 2022!