Ascent Global Logistics Blog

June 28, 2017

NEWS: Maersk Hit by Cyber Attack

Maersk confirmed yesterday that its IT systems are currently down due to a widespread cyber attack. The attack, similar to the recent “WannaCry” attack, targeted various firms, airports and government departments around the globe through the use of ransomware.

June 22, 2017

[eBook] NMFC Changes – August 2017

Determining the correct NMFC (National Motor Freight Classification) is critical to successful shipping and controlling costs. The NMFC is used by carriers to categorize and identify freight to provide a rate to shippers.

June 20, 2017

You’re Invited: International Transportation & Trade Workshop in Memphis

Please plan to join our International Freight Forwarding team from Marisol International, an Ascent Global Logistics Company, on Thursday, July 13 for the next Transportation & Trade Workshop in Memphis, TN.

June 16, 2017

Shipping Freight in Ocean Containers 101

Shipping freight internationally via ocean containers – where to start? With various shipping container sizes and purposes, learning the key differences can help you make intelligent shipping decisions. Not only is selecting the optimal container type important for safe transportation of the cargo but will also yield cost effective options.

June 8, 2017

Bill of Lading Basics for International Shippers

The Bill of Lading (BOL), along with the commercial invoice and packing list, play a crucial role in the international shipping process. Its importance is not always understood when INCOterms and terms of sale are being discussed between the buyer and the seller.

May 24, 2017

Logistics & Supply Chain Strategy Q&A with Bill Goodgion

This summer, Bill Goodgion, President of Ascent Global Logistics, will be a featured panelist on the ‘What defines a logistics business in the 21st century?’ discussion at the EFT (Eye For Transport) 8th Annual North American 3PL & Supply Chain Summit in Chicago

May 12, 2017

Vote for Ascent Global Logistics in the Top 3PL Excellence Awards

Each July, Inbound Logistics publishes its Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards. This is the most definitive resource for the third-party and outsourced logistics market.

May 5, 2017

Freight Forwarders & Customs Brokers – What’s the difference?

Global supply chains are extremely complex networks which require involvement by various professionals who must execute different tasks. Two of the most important parties involved in an international shipment are the freight forwarder and the customs broker. 

May 4, 2017

Chicago Retail Consolidation Summit

Retail logistics requirements are constantly evolving and this year is no exception. In case you missed it, Walmart suppliers will be held accountable to new delivery expectations this August.