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uShip Charitable Donation Drive and Delivery for Louisiana Flood Victims

This August 14, 2016 US Coast Guard handout photo shows Coast Guard personel bringing in a boat to evacuate residents from floodwaters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 
Emergency crews in flood-devastated Louisiana have rescued more than 20,000 people after catastrophic inundations that left at least five dead, news reports said August 15. As many as 10,000 people are living in shelters after a weekend of torrential rains that has prompted the federal government to declare a disaster, according to Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards.
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We were very saddened to hear of the sudden devastation to Louisiana communities caused by recent flooding. To help the those affected in the Greater Baton Rouge area get back on their feet, uShip will be collecting donated goods from the Austin community today, August 17, through 5pm CST on Friday, August…Read more

4 Ways the uShip-DB Schenker Deal Refines the Future of Freight

(Frankfurt/Berlin/Leipzig, 24. Juni 2014)  Mit dem größten Frachtflugzeug der Welt, mit dem Binnenschiff und mit einem Schwergut-Lkw bringt DB Schenker Logistics einen 141 Tonnen schweren Abhitzekessel von Berlin nach Kanada. Das Schwerstück der Firma BORSIG reist vom Borsig-Hafen unter DB Schenker-Regie bis nach Edmonton in Kanada. 
Zunächst wird der 16 Meter lange Kühler am 20. Juni mit einem mobilen 1.000-Tonnen-Kran im Borsig-Hafen auf ein Binnenschiff verladen. Das Schiff bringt ihn dann nach Aken an der Elbe. Dort wird der Abhitzekessel am 23. Juni im Hafen mit einem Kran auf einen Schwerguttransporter von DB Schenker umgeschlagen, der dann die Fracht mit einem ziehenden und einem schiebenden Lkw zum Flughafen Leipzig/Halle bringt. Am Morgen des 25. Juni beginnt die Verladung in die sechsstrahlige Antonov AN 225, das größte Frachtflugzeug der Welt, das von Karpeles Flight Services, den DB Schenker-Spezialisten für das Chartern von Flugzeugen, gechartert wurde.

There are a few rare events in the history of companies and industries that are truly game changers. Our team here at uShip has spent the last decade building the first successful transportation marketplace in the world. Since the earliest days of the Internet, thousands of startups have raised billions…Read more

Full Lakes Means Full Wallets For uShip Boat Transporters

Side view of motor boat. Isolated over white background

Summer is here and the lakes, rivers, and marinas are filling up more by the day. That can only mean one thing: it’s boat shipping season. Every year, hundreds of thousands of service providers use uShip’s boat shipping marketplace to find loads around the world. Although the items transported through…Read more

June is the Most Active Month for uShip Boat Shipping

June is the Most Active Month for uShip Boat Shipping

2016 is going to be a huge year for boating. Lakes, oceans, and rivers are full to the brim from months of strong El Niño rain showers, allowing cities across the United States to release their flood reservoirs for the first time in years. In fact, uShip’s home base of…Read more

How uShip Offset Over 5,000 Tons of C02 in the Last Decade

How uShip Offset Over 5,000 Tons of C02 in the Last Decade

Clean shipping through consolidation. Here at uShip, this mantra has fueled our ability to reduce unused truck capacity for millions of people worldwide in an industry often critiqued for its negative environmental impact. It hasn’t always been easy, but we’ve continued to push for our belief in doing more with…Read more

Managing Multiple Shipments is Now Easier

Managing Multiple Shipments is Now Easier

If you’re a frequent shipping customer on uShip, managing multiple shipments at once is now easier due to today’s launch of our new My Shipments page. Our original page served us well for a long time. However, it was slow, outdated, and hard to navigate for customers with multiple shipments…Read more

What Nerds Rock Means To Us

What Nerds Rock Means To Us

uShip World Headquarters is located two blocks away from the Austin Convention Center. Some days we look out the window and see groups of educators, boat dealers, or people from various conferences taking place at the Convention Center strolling around the Austin streets. But no week is more packed with people…Read more

How Can We Help You? Introducing uShip’s New Help Center

How Can We Help You? Introducing uShip’s New Help Center

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new Help Center on uShip! We hope to help our customers find the answers they need faster and easier than ever before. Some highlights include: Smart search – Keyword driven search that allows you to find what you’re looking for without typing…Read more

Recent Pet Transport Issues on uShip

Recent Pet Transport Issues on uShip

We’ve recently had a series of incredibly unfortunate pet transport issues on uShip. Everyone at uShip joins in concern for these pets and their owners. We are truly pet people. In fact, on any given day at our office, you’ll find a dozen dogs around desks and cubicles. So when…Read more

FedBid Adds More LTL to uShip Marketplace

FedBid Adds More LTL to uShip Marketplace

We’re excited to announce our partnership with FedBid, the fully managed online marketplace optimizing the way governments and educational institutions buy the goods and services they need. Through this partnership with uShip, Sellers on FedBid can now conveniently estimate shipping costs while building their bids.. Carriers on uShip can also…Read more