iOS app Android app

Shipping

I Want It NOW, But I'd Rather Not Pay for It

Ishani Banerji, Ph.D. | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Ishani Banerji, Ph.D.

Millennials are notorious for seeking instant gratification. Might this mean that they would be more likely to opt for one of the faster shipping methods? When I looked at the data comparing millennials to non-millennials, I didn't find substantial differences.

Waiter, What's This Diesel Fuel Doing in My Coffee?

Rachel Muncrief | Posted 11.12.2014 | Green
Rachel Muncrief

Nearly everything you use or consume -- the coffee at your elbow, the table it's sitting on, the smart device you're reading this on -- was carried to you on a truck, and the chances are nearly 100 percent that that truck ran on diesel fuel.

Wherever Coal Ships Go, Trouble Follows

Bob Burton | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Bob Burton

While the problems that flow from the mining and burning of coal are increasingly well known, the history of coal shipping accidents is less well documented.

Prophetic Profits

David Sable | Posted 06.27.2014 | Media
David Sable

"Amazon's Shrinking Profit Sets Off a Seismic Shock to Its Shares" - New York Times "Anemic Amazon: Wall Street Tires Of Jeff Bezos' Aversion To Pr...

For the Man Who Jumped Into the Sea to Save a Dying Whale

Sourav Roy | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Sourav Roy

Michael's jump into the Sea of Cortez to save Valentina was symbolic of his frustration at the current situation that these majestic animals face, his way of appealing to all of us to do our bit and speak up for the whales to our appropriate agencies and governments.

To Ship or Not to Ship Your Luggage

Sonia Gil | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Wouldn't it be great if you could travel bag-free? There would be no bag-check lines, no waiting for luggage, no lost luggage and best of all, no restrictions. Well, it is entirely possible. And traveling with your beloved bicycle? That is possible, too. How? Ship it.

1% Somalia Pirates, 99% Somali People: Captured by British Ex-Marine in Pirate Hunter

James Grundvig | Posted 04.22.2014 | Books
James Grundvig

As Americans queued in the early hours of November 28, 2008, in anticipation of Black Friday shopping, the chemical tanker MV Biscaglia was under attack in the Gulf of Aden -- with a security detail of just two unarmed men and a ship laden with tons of highly flammable palm oil.

Maine Governor Says We Shouldn't Be So Glum About Global Warming

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) suggested Thursday that global warming could actually be a good thing for his state, because the melting ice is opening up ...

I'm With Stupid: Unleash the Kraken (or at Least Her Terrifying Voice)

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Britney should instead be proud that her music, bad as it may be, is being put to good use in the global fight against terrorism and the struggle to establish justice and peace in our troubled world.

Flying to College: 4 Tips to Avoid Baggage Fees

Courtland Thomas | Posted 10.16.2013 | College
Courtland Thomas

When it comes to orientation week (and any other in-between semester breaks), there are many, many advantages involved in flying. How's a comprehensive guide to do so.

UPS, FedEx Face Big Threat

Reuters | Alistair Barr | Posted 09.13.2013 | Business

By Alistair Barr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - UPS and FedEx might be worried about international shipments to slowing economies like China...

INFOGRAPHIC: World's Most Dangerous Seas

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green

The South China Sea, eastern Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea number among the world's most dangerous seas, according to a new study commissioned by th...

Big Miami-To-Cuba Service Stops

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 04.08.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- It was two weeks before Christmas, and Robinson Perez had bundles of gifts ready for his family in Cuba: A giant plastic Barbie doll and stuf...

Tanker Turns off Engine and Drifts for 280 Miles to Save Fuel

James Burgess | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
James Burgess

As a student, did you ever put your car into neutral when on a hill and coast along under the power of gravity in order to save those precious few dro...

Check This 'Ship' Out: The 9 Kinds of Sitcom Relationship that Make You Feel Even Lonelier

Hulu.com | Posted 04.15.2013 | Comedy
Hulu.com

There was never any REAL doubt that Leslie and Ben from Parks and Recreation would end up ecstatically engaged and planning a wedding catered by a waffle place.

For Sale: 1970s-Era Igloo Hotel, 200 Miles From Nowhere, Alaska

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.07.2013 | Weird News
Alaska Dispatch News

In a well-traversed but often overlooked corner of the Alaska Highway system sits an irregular structure. As the years cross over its craggy skull, br...

Crisis Averted

Reuters | Posted 12.27.2012 | Business

* Grain shippers declare impasse in stalled contract talks * Companies move to unilaterally impose terms of "final" offer * Dockworkers union sa...

Top 25 Online Retail's 10 Slowest Shippers

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 12.17.2012 | Money

Still procrastinating your holiday shopping? The good news: Monday is Free Shipping Day, which means tons of online retailers are offering end-of-year...

Arctic Shipping Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

Richard Steiner | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Richard Steiner

In reducing the overall risk of Arctic and Aleutian shipping, the glass is still perhaps one-quarter full, three-quarters empty. The system is far from secure.

Thanks To Internet, More Packages Will Be Flying Around This Holiday Season

AP | SAMANTHA BOMKAMP | Posted 12.22.2012 | Money

NEW YORK (AP) — FedEx expects to ship a record number of packages during the holidays, thanks to shoppers' growing fondness for buying online. ...

Terrible Economy Forcing FedEx To Cut Thousands Of Jobs

AP | SAMANTHA BOMKAMP | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- FedEx Corp., the world's second-largest package delivery company, on Wednesday detailed its plan to boost profit by $1.7 billion annually ...

The PMSC Silver Lining in the Indian Ocean Cloud

David Isenberg | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

As the saying goes, there is a silver lining in every cloud. So, if you happen to be in the vicinity of the Horn of Africa that lining means that the ...

Joe Van Brussel

OneMorePallet's Shipping Solution: 'Useless Empty Space Into Revenue'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 09.03.2012 | Small Business

To help small businesses thrive in a struggling economy, Bill Cunningham found an opportunity not by cutting corners but by using them, specifically t...

After Almost 300 Years, Global Economy Sinks Shipping Firm

Reuters | Jonathan Saul | Posted 08.09.2012 | Business

LONDON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Britain's oldest shipping firm, Stephenson Clarke Shipping Ltd, has gone into liquidation after nearly 300 years of trading,...

Farmers Call For Help Amid Drought: 'We Want The Real Bill'

Reuters | Sam Nelson and Charles Abbott | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The severe drought in the U.S. Midwest wreaked more havoc across the country on Thursday, forcing barges on the Mississ...