International Shipping

Record Levels of Port Congestion as Peak Season Hits

As we enter the peak season, We want to highlight the port congestion crisis in the simplest way possible, with some screenshots showing the number of vessels anchored out various ports. Los Angeles/Long Beach Around late spring, the number of vessels anchored outside the ports of LA/LB peaked at around 30 vessels. This number briefly …

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Introducing Platform88’s Crowdfunding Fulfillment Partner: Floship

Floship, the market leader in global crowdfunding fulfillment services, and Platform88, a product development and manufacturing service provider to startups and innovators, have jointly announced a partnership in which clients of either company will have facilitated access to the others’ expertise and suite of services. By working together, Floship and Platform88 will be able to bridge the gap between manufacturing …

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Why is it cheaper to ship a product from a factory in China than to send a package to your neighbor?

In a recent interview with NPR’s Planet Money, Platform88 client and Mighty Mug co-founder, Jayme Smaldone, discussed the unfair practices of the international shipping system and how it affects small businesses in the United States. “Jayme Smaldone has been telling anyone who will listen that something is wrong with international shipping.“ Kenny Malone, Host, PLANET …

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