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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On July 1, the new Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) rules went into effect. SOLAS requires every packed export container to have a verified weight before being loaded onto a ship to be used by the port and the carrier to create a vessel load plan. Learn more about the new requirements and what Bentley is doing for clients.
Back in late June when Britain voted 52% to 48% to become the first country to withdraw from the European Union, the 28-member politico-economic union consisting of mostly European countries, many began to ask this seemingly simple question: How does Brexit affect my company?