Hurricane Irma battered through Florida over the weekend causing widespread power outages and flooding. While landing as a Category 2 hurricane, Irma has been downgraded to a tropical storm as it travels over Florida into Georgia. The city of Tampa was spared direct impact from the hurricane, resulting in debris and light flooding. In Miami, winds exceeded 100 miles per hour knocking down two construction cranes. Continue reading Hurricane Irma Aftermath
Spurred by economic growth in both the U.S. and Europe – import volumes from Asia grew by over 7 percent in June – a weak container market turned bullish just in time for the holiday shipping season. As trade lane volumes continue to gain strength, capacity is playing a key role in this shift. Continue reading From Golden Week to Golden Peak?
Over Memorial Day weekend, Green Worldwide’s Miami and Houston branches worked together to charter a Boeing 767 Freighter to Panama – an oil tanker was in dire need of an additive for petroleum fuels. Our Houston office received the phone call Saturday morning at 10:45 Central that product was needed in Panama for Monday morning. By 2:45 PM we had the solution. No commercial aircraft would be able to meet the deadline so a charter solution was provided. To add a little twist, the cargo being Haz Mat had to be re-packed to comply with IATA regulations and we would need our Haz Mat packer to inspect and label prior to pickup. Continue reading Cool Cargo: Teamwork Charter
In April, Green Worldwide arranged the delivery of a complete Automotive Body Parts Press in the southeastern United States. The disassembled Press shipped in seven oversized wooden crates with weights up to 320,000 pounds (145 Metric Tons).
After the seven units shipped to the Port of Savannah, the 320,000 pound ‘Crown’ loaded onto a 20-axle Dual-Lane truck, and the 200,000-pound ‘Bed’ loaded onto a 19-axle trailer. Both the Bed and Crown required night moves and the 500km trips were completed in just two nights.
Below is a gallery of photos from the move.
Green Worldwide is participating in Intermodal 2017 in São Paulo, Brazil. Intermodal 2017 is held at the beautiful Transamerica Expo Center. Green Worldwide is at Stand #12-150 table with other WCA World network members.
Intermodal has close to 40,000 visitors over 3 days, so our team is kept busy meeting with old partners, potential new agents, and vendors.
Check out some photos of our Brazilian adventures below!
Green Worldwide Shipping LLC is pleased to support and participate in the Harper College Apprenticeship Program.
Offering an opportunity for education that goes well beyond the classroom, the program allows potential student candidates to receive real-life experience as well as tuition support and a steady income while earning their certification.
Several programs are offered through Harper College including Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The candidates participate in a challenging course study two days a week with the balance of their time in the office putting what they learn to work. We are pleased that Harper has decided to include this curriculum allowing the next generation of supply chain professionals an avenue to learning the trade that most of us never had.
This program is a testament to the strength, importance, and growth of the supply chain industry. By participating, Green Worldwide is giving back to the community and gaining an employee who will be educated under the joint culture of Harper College and Green Worldwide.
Through the program, we met with several qualified candidates and are pleased to have Tavius Collins join our team in Chicago. We are looking forward to helping him grow in his knowledge and experience and become another “long-timer” with Green Worldwide providing superior customer service to our growing client base.
Visit the Harper College website for more information on the college and the apprenticeship program.
Green Worldwide will be at the 19th WCA First Annual Conference in Singapore this February 7th-10th. Come visit us at booth B4. Green Worldwide has been a proud member of various WCA networks since 2009.
Now in its 19th year, the WCA First Conference is acknowledged globally as the most important conference of its kind, with independent freight forwarders from the world’s premier network coming together for face-to-face meetings with their peers from around the globe.
We look forward to seeing you there!