Transloading, What it is and Why you Should be Doing it.

Blue semi trucks and semi trailers stand in row hardly near the warehouse gate under loading and unloading process

With the current shipping climate creating bottlenecks and intermodal equipment shortages, transloading has become vital in maintaining many supply chains’ integrity. To help you better understand the benefits of transloading and why we highly recommend adding it to your supply chain strategies, we have answered some of our customers’ most frequently asked questions.  What is the Difference Between Transloading and Intermodal? Transloading and Intermodal are … Read More

Charleston, a Low-Cost Alternative to NYC and New Jersey


Situated 750 miles south of NYC and 580 miles north of Miami, Charleston’s competitive advantage lies in its centralized East Coast location, offering a low-cost alternative to the New York and New Jersey Ports for importing, exporting, and fulfillment. Minutes away from three major interstates, including I-26 and the I-95 Corridor, distributing to the entire East Coast and greater Atlanta area is relatively straightforward. Pair … Read More

Continuous Bond: What is it, and why do you need one?

Customs Question of the Month

Q: Why do I need a continuous bond? A: Customs Bonds are required by US Customs for all commercial imports valued at $2,500 or more, even if a shipment is duty-free.  A bond guarantees to U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) that the importer will make good on its payment for the duties and taxes due per shipment.  There are Single Entry Bonds (SEBs) that are on an entry … Read More

2021 Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday Schedule

Chinese Shipping Containers on Map of US

by Mark Bongean | Last edited 1.27.2021 This year the 2021 Chinese Lunar New Year holiday period will be February 11 to 17. Each year all parties in the supply chain are encouraged to plan accordingly. This year it is imperative to plan effectively. The supply chain at every level has been significantly impacted by container imbalance, rolled bookings, unstable sailing schedules, and the ongoing … Read More

Celebrating 15 Years in Business

15 year anniversary

January 6th marked 15 years since the incorporation of Global Logistical Connections. Derek Scarbrough, Founder, and CEO started the company in 2006 after leaving a promising career in St. Louis, Missouri. “Like many entrepreneurs, the company started from humble beginnings, with my office being the desk in my one-bedroom apartment. I was 25 with twenty thousand dollars to my name, and no customers… just a … Read More