Flexitanks: A Secret Weapon for Food-Grade Bulk Liquid Transport
FGN Global Logistics Blog
by Juli Herndon
1M ago
Flexitanks: A Secret Weapon for Food-Grade Bulk Liquid Transport If your company is shipping food-grade liquids, protecting your products during transport is crucial. Flexitanks offer a superior alternative to traditional shipping methods, addressing common challenges and ensuring your liquids arrive safely and efficiently. How you might ask? Here’s a look at why flexitanks are a valuable asset to transportation within the food and beverage industry and how our team at FGN can help. First, what are Flexitanks? Flexitanks are large, durable, multi-layer polypropylene bags that are professional ..read more
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Navigating the Seas (and Regulations) with Confidence: ISO Tank Shipping with FGN Global Logistics
FGN Global Logistics Blog
by Juli Herndon
2M ago
Navigating the Seas (and Regulations) with Confidence: ISO Tank Shipping with FGN Global Logistics For international bulk liquid transportation, trade involves much more than just crossing borders. When shipping hazardous materials, or other logistics situations where a flexitank may not be the ideal solution, the versatile and reliable ISO tank often comes in as a safe and efficient option.  ISO tanks are large, intermodal steel cylinders built to rigorous international standards. These containers are available in a variety of sizes and can handle a diverse range of non-hazardous and ha ..read more
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2023 in Review: A Message from FGN’s President, Rob Parrish
FGN Global Logistics Blog
by Juli Herndon
3M ago
2023 in Review: A Message from FGN’s President, Rob Parrish FGN Global Logistics is pleased to announce that we completed 2023 with another perfect safety record. We had no safety related service interruptions with any of the thousands of flexitanks and ISO tanks we shipped in 2023. This is the second year in a row that FGN has performed without incident. In all, our team has overseen 32 consecutive incident free months. Congratulations to the operations team at FGN, as well as the hundreds of individuals across our domestic and international networks who handle our shipments on a daily basis ..read more
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Steamship Line Consolidation and Alliances: A Balancing Act
FGN Global Logistics Blog
by Juli Herndon
4M ago
Steamship Line Consolidation and Alliances: A Balancing Act Transformation within the shipping industry is continuous, driven by factors such as globalization, increasing trade volumes, governmental regulations, and technological advancements. At FGN, we make it a priority to be aware of market dynamics and developments within the international logistics space. Current ongoing trends we are monitoring include steamship line consolidation and the formation of alliances. These partnerships have fundamentally altered the competitive landscape, offering both benefits and drawbacks for shippers an ..read more
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Ocean Shipping General Average: What is it and how do you protect your cargo?
FGN Global Logistics Blog
by Juli Herndon
5M ago
Ocean Shipping General Average: What is it and how do you protect your cargo? General average is a principle of maritime law that states that all stakeholders in a sea venture proportionally share any losses resulting from a voluntary sacrifice of part of the ship or cargo to save the whole in an emergency. This principle has been around for centuries, and it is designed to encourage captains and crews to take all necessary steps to protect the ship and its cargo, even if it means sacrificing some of the freight. There are countless scenarios in which general average might be declared. Exampl ..read more
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Why Should I Ship in a Flexitank?
FGN Global Logistics Blog
by Juli Herndon
6M ago
Why ship in a flexitank? As experts in the bulk liquid shipping trade, FGN is well positioned to be one of the best resources to answer this question. Founded in 2012, we began our business by specializing in international flexitank transportation. Since our inception, we have expanded our shipping options and now offer a variety of methods including ISO tanks, vessel charters, drums, and totes, but flexitanks remain our core business.  Shipping with flexitanks can often be the best choice for several reasons: Flexitanks allow shippers to maximize capacity per container and reduce logist ..read more
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The Jones Act: A Protectionist Law with Mixed Results
FGN Global Logistics Blog
by Juli Herndon
7M ago
The Jones Act: A Protectionist Law with Mixed Results It is important to stay up-to-date on global shipping regulations, including laws that impact our customer’s ability to efficiently and cost effectively move their cargo. As far as local regulations are concerned, the Jones Act is an often discussed act within FGN’s offices. The Jones Act, also known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, is a federal law that regulates maritime commerce in the United States. It requires that all ships transporting goods or passengers between U.S. ports be built in the United States, owned by U.S. citizens ..read more
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Ship Scrubbers: A Solution to Air Pollution or a New Environmental Problem?
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by Juli Herndon
8M ago
Ship Scrubbers: A Solution to Air Pollution or a New Environmental Problem? FGN continuously monitors changes in regulations that may impact our customers and service offerings. The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) adoption of a 2016 regulation aimed at reducing emissions is one that has had lasting effects on shipping costs. The growing concern about the environmental impacts of shipping was the main reason for this regulation enactment. Many claim that ocean vessels are a major source of air pollution, emitting harmful pollutants that contribute to many chronic illnesses like re ..read more
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Autonomous Ships: The Future of Cargo Shipping?
FGN Global Logistics Blog
by Juli Herndon
9M ago
Artificial intelligence (AI) will revolutionize how many industries operate and the logistics industry is no exception. FGN is actively implementing new technologies that will improve productivity and customer experience, but we are not the only company pushing the boundaries of technology in search of higher profitability. Autonomous ships are an area where we see AI driving change. As the ocean shipping industry faces increasing costs, environmental regulations, and labor shortages, we see more and more steamship companies implementing sophisticated artificial intelligence in a march toward ..read more
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FGN Completes Incident Free Year
FGN Global Logistics Blog
by Rob Parrish
11M ago
FGN Completes Incident Free Year FGN Global Logistics is pleased to announce that we completed 2022 with a perfect safety record. We had no safety related service interruptions with any of the thousands of flexitank loaded containers we handled this year. Completing a calendar year without a single incident is a notable “first”. When FGN came to market, we established an integrated flexitank logistics process that was designed to drive service quality and safety. This process, supported by a corporate culture of excellence, has resulted in an exceptional safety record over the years. &nb ..read more
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