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Bentley World-Packaging sells Pennsylvania, Ohio locations

June 19, 2017 no comments

Company focused on growing high-value services Milwaukee, June 19, 2017: Bentley World-Packaging, the Wisconsin-based global packaging and shipping firm, is announcing the sale of its Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Cincinnati locations as part of a plan to focus efforts on providing higher-value services to its key customers in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Bentley […]

Are autonomous ships the wave of the future?

June 15, 2017 no comments

Self-driving cars are all the rage, with numerous companies currently testing these driverless vehicles on roads throughout the world. But cars aren’t the only thing being tested. According to a recent article in Maritime Executive magazine, autonomous shipping is apparently one step closer to becoming a reality. The ship, designed by the Norwegian University of […]

Bentley talks supply chain with Milwaukee Business Journal

April 2, 2017 no comments

Companies like Bentley World-Packaging rely on integrated supply chains to create product innovations, optimize operations and generate added value for customers, and advances in technology has given companies the ability to track and analyze supply chain data in real time. Tom Bentley, Bentley World-Packaging Owner & Chairman of the Board, shared his expertise with The […]

St. Lawrence Seaway Opens to “Cautious Optimism”

April 2, 2017 no comments

As the St. Lawrence Seaway, the link between the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, opens for its 59th navigation season, officials say they are cautiously optimistic for the 2017 shipping season. According to an American Journal of Transportation article, traffic through the seaway was down 3.4% for 2016, but there was an uptick in […]

Made in America, exported to China

February 8, 2017 no comments

For years, China has been fighting to shed its reputation as being the “world’s factory.” While that struggle has birthed some economic uncertainty for the Asian country, China has been experiencing rapid annual growth of over 9 percent. Because of this, many Midwest companies see huge potential in the Chinese market for exports. China’s demand […]

Shipping’s operating costs fall for fourth year in a row

October 21, 2016 no comments

Total annual operating costs in the shipping industry fell by an average of 2.4% in 2015, compared with the 0.8% average fall in costs recorded for 2014, representing the fourth successive year that the operating costs were in decline. According to a World Maritime News article, shipping consultant Moore Stephens said the total annual operating […]

Gov. Walker touts small business at Bentley World-Packaging visit

October 7, 2016 no comments

Milwaukee, October 7, 2016: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker touted the power of small businesses during a visit to Bentley World-Packaging on October 6 as part of a bus tour in support of the Job Creators Network Bring Small Businesses Back (BSBB) campaign. “Small business is leading the way,” Walker said in a speech to the […]

Rate increases expected after South Korean shipper shutters

September 1, 2016 no comments

U.S. shippers say they are bracing for steep rate increases out of Asia after South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping Co. filed for receivership on Wednesday. According to the Wall Street Journal, Hanjin, one of the world’s largest shipping lines, stopped taking new shipments in the wake of the filing, according to a customer advisory sent to […]

Widened Panama Canal brings promise

September 1, 2016 no comments

It took 10 years to build at a cost of over $5 billion, but the newly widened Panama Canal finally opened for business in June amid concerns of a slumping global shipping market. Two months later, both East Coast and West Coast ports are already reporting a boost in shipments. According to an article in […]