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Tips and Tricks For Packing Fragile Items

Tips and Tricks For Packing Fragile Items

You are at the first, and most important, step in making sure your delicate items stay protected throughout your move. Taking the time to properly package and label your fragile items can ensure your breakables arrive in one piece. The most beneficial thing you can do during the packing process…Read more

The Lesser Known Logistics Strategy Behind D-Day

The Lesser Known Logistics Strategy Behind D-Day

Today, June 6th, marks the 72nd Anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. On the first day alone, it took 1,000+ planes and 5,000+ ships to transport 160,000 Allied troops into action. It would become the largest amphibious invasion in human history, and marked the beginning of liberating occupied France….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

Giant Space Shuttle Fuel Tanked Hauled Through LA

Giant Space Shuttle Fuel Tanked Hauled Through LA

Yup, that happened. The 150 foot long fuel tank going from New Orleans to California via the Panama Canal was spotted in transport on its way to the California Science Center. At 66,000-pounds, the shuttle fuel tank moved at a speed of 5 mph through LA while being guided by a…Read more

How to Pack Your Fragile and Valuable Items

How to Pack Your Fragile and Valuable Items

You are at the first, and most important, step in making sure your delicate items stay protected throughout your move. Taking the time to properly package and label your fragile items can ensure your breakables arrive in one piece. The most beneficial thing you can do during the packing process…Read more

Meet the Team for Shipping Wars UK Series 2

Meet the Team for Shipping Wars UK Series 2

Ladies and gentleman, the time has come. Shipping Wars UK has returned to C4 for a second series after a year-long hiatus following its Series 2 Finale last February. This is a significant landmark for the show’s growing popularity as it follows in the footsteps of its American predecessor, Shipping Wars,…Read more

uShip’s Thank You to Its Founding Mother

uShip’s Thank You to Its Founding Mother

Mom. Mommy. Mama. Mum. Mummy. Madre. Ma. We’ve called our mothers just about everything under the sun during bouts of joy, temper tantrums, birthdays, and holidays. Regardless of what you call yours, one thing’s for sure: we wouldn’t be here without these incredible women. IT ALL STARTS WITH MOM Here…Read more

Self-hosting a .NET API: Choosing between OWIN with ASP.NET Web API and ASP.NET Core MVC 1.0

Self-hosting a .NET API: Choosing between OWIN with ASP.NET Web API and ASP.NET Core MVC 1.0

Intro At uShip, our monolithic web application and the services supporting it are written in ASP.NET MVC, Web API, and hosted on IIS . We have begun the journey of transitioning to microservices. One of the important decisions we had to make early on was the choice of hosting model…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

Truck Platooning: The Next Evolution of Driverless Trucks

Volvo's trucks during the EU truck platooning challenge. Photo credit: Eric Lalmand/AFP/Getty Images

Driverless trucks and cars are being talked about more and more in the transportation industry. Most recently, in case you missed the news, six groups of driverless trucks made history by completing the first cross-border voyage in western Europe. The future is here. If you find the idea of large…Read more