What Is the International Maritime Organization?

What is the International Maritime Organization?
Compared to land-only transport, overseas shipments pose unique challenges to businesses. They require careful consideration during each step of the transport process, from the type of shipping container you choose to how the products are moved and handled along the shipment route. You also have to consider and abide by International Maritime [...]
Read more

What Is the IMDG Code for Shipping Containers?

What is the IMDG
Shipping companies across the world rely on international shipping maritime standards. In order to have uniformity in these standards, the United Nations formed the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This organization creates and updates various maritime shipping regulations to promote safer maritime shipping practices. One of the primary regulations is the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code. [...]
Read more

What is a Genset?

What is a Reefer Genset
For situations that require powered engines in remote locations and during inland transport, a genset offers the solution. Several industries use gensets for fulfilling their remote power and transport power needs, including the shipping sector. Gensets are vital components of refrigerated reefer containers to maintain safe temperatures for long land/truck voyages. Understanding [...]
Read more

What Is the Meaning of ATEX?

What is the Meaning of Atex
When your business involves military ordinance, chemical goods or oil and gas products and derivatives, safety must come first. In operations where explosive atmospheres could develop, it’s essential to have equipment that can function safely even under extremely hazardous conditions. Fortunately, a few different national and international standards exist to regulate the [...]
Read more

What Is the Cold Chain Process?

Most of us are familiar with the term “supply chain.” Cold chain transportation or cold chain shipping is a variation of the standard supply chain, which moves products from production to the eventual user. It concerns the movement of chilled products at a temperature between 2° and 8°C ⁠— or 36° to [...]
Read more