A recent survey of 803 managers across the country shows that one of the biggest current challenges facing Canadian businesses is the acquisition and retention of skilled workers. As a small or midsize business, setting up and maintaining a formal skills and new hire training program may not be an easy option.
We recently discovered OnPallet.com, an easy and free web tool for planning how your product will fit on a pallet for shipping.
Enter the standard dimensions and weight of the pieces you need to ship (this tool assumes each piece is the same), the max height at which you want to stack the pieces (this will be the total height of your pallet) and then just select the size of your pallet. Now hit submit and OnPallet.com will show you how many pieces can be packaged onto that skid, total weight, and the best way to arrange them. Very slick!
Providing freight forwarding services from China to Canada, and using our Vancouver, Canada and Los Angeles trucking terminals as gateways to distribute container cargo throughout Canada and the United States, keeps us in the lookout for good articles or graphics related to ocean freight and trucking. Here's a great infographic from containerhomeplans.org with some interesting statistics about container shipping: