Matt Guasco

Matt Guasco

A Nightmare Named Harvey

Levies are overflowing and much of Houston’s Transportation infrastructure is at this point inoperative.

Aug 31, 2017View Full Blog

Will cyber hacking continue to plague transportation?

Maersk's recent attack left a black mark on the reliability of global documentation. Working through the backlog of issues, the mega carrier admitted this attack took its toll not only on container operations but on customer confidence. If a transport giant like A.P. Moller could be hit with the Petya virus, what are the chances that your data can remain secure?

Aug 28, 2017 • (0) CommentsView Full Blog

Clearing the Air, Ports Step up to Green Initiatives

The Ports of L.A. and Long Beach rolled out their 2017 “Clean Air Action Plan” (CAAP) this July aggressively stepping up air quality standards for the region.

Aug 21, 2017View Full Blog

Hard cargo in a Cloud based world

In Norway there’s a company called Nimber which offers a unique courier service. You might call them the UBER of goods movement. The firm matches people who need to send things with people willing to “bring” them. They claim to accept everything from Cakes to Couches and initially, all this takes place in the cloud!

Jun 27, 2017 • (0) CommentsView Full Blog

A helping hand in the Gulf

His friends and colleagues would say of Jerry Nagel that he was a dedicated and passionate maritime professional.

May 30, 2017View Full Blog

Jones Act under fire, battle lines drawn

Last week CBP withdrew its proposed change to the Jones Act exempting the carriage of offshore drilling material and supplies by all but U.S. flag vessels. The ruling sparked a heated controversy among industry associations and trade unions who lined up on both sides of the issue.

May 22, 2017 • (0) CommentsView Full Blog

In the Wake of the Titanic - Icebergs in the North Atlantic

On the evening of April 14th, 1912, the HMS Titanic was making her way from Southampton to New York. Steaming off the coast of Nova Scotia she collided with an Iceberg at 11:40 pm. By 2:20 am after taking on water along her starboard side, the “unsinkable” vessel foundered, broke apart, and sank with over a thousand souls onboard. In response to this tragedy the International Ice Patrol (IIP) was set up to monitor the flow of icebergs within shipping lanes between Europe, Canada and the United States.

May 09, 2017View Full Blog

The Age of Sail Reborn

Launched in 1851 the “Flying Cloud” was the fastest clipper ship under sail. Making the run from New York to San Francisco in 89 days 8 hours, she set the record as the fastest Packet ship afloat, a record which would stand for 100 years. In 1838 the SS Great Western became the first trans-Atlantic passenger liner to integrate steam with sail.

Apr 17, 2017View Full Blog

All the Ships at Sea

Until his death in 1972 Walter Winchell entertained America with his views on everything from crime to maritime. His comments on the U.S. Merchant Marines even landed him in court.

Dec 27, 2016View Full Blog

Iran enters the Mega Ship Age

Established in 1967 The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line commenced operations with 2 coastal traders and 4 ocean going vessels.

Dec 21, 2016View Full Blog