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Digital Disruption: A Conversation With Brian McNelis

Napster, Netflix, Amazon, Spotify, Google, Uber, Airbnb, BitCoin. Digital disruption. It isn’t if your market is next, it’s when. The uberization of freight isn’t just on the’s here. On this episode we discuss digital disruption with a man who’s lived through it and thrived in two industries hit hardest of all: Music & Film. Brian McNelis, Senior VP of Music & Soundtracks at Lakeshore Records (home to Best Picture Winner Moonlight, Stranger Things, Drive, etc) We’ll discuss...


Episode 21 - How 3PLs, 4PLs, and Consultants Work

We hear about 3PLs and 4PLs all the time but what's the difference between them? Are we comparing PLs to Oranges? This week Tim takes a trip down to Norwell, MA to have a conversation with Jill Carney, Partner at Aborn & Company, to gain some clarity on the issue. In addition, they touch on emerging tech and how it can be applied to your supply chain, ELDs, electric trucks, and who's making what for Thanksgiving dinner! Our guests site: Please subscribe, rate, review...


Episode 20 - Keepin' Up With The Jones Act

TSP is BACK for Season 2 and we're keepin' up with the Jones Act! Listen in on our conversation with founding partner of Green Shipping Line, Percy Pyne. Pyne and GSL look to expand inter-coastal shipping in the US in an effort to create a 'freight subway system.' Pyne clears up the question: did the Jones Act affect aid to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria? Please subscribe, rate, review on iTunes if you enjoyed the...


Episode 19 - Interview with 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain

The Shipping Pod is back and we're bringing company. Tune in this week to hear our interview with 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain as we discuss: starting a podcast in the logistics industry, NAFTA, the future of supply chain, the Petya ransomware attack on Maersk Line, and so much more. About the guests: Nick and Sarah are the hosts of 2 babes talk supply chain, with a combined 30+ years in the industry they are knowledgeable in all aspects of logistics and supply chain. Nick works customs,...


Episode 18 - Risky Isthmus 2: Riskier Isthmus

In part 2 of our Panama Canal series TSP covers the opening of the waterway through its expansion and modern usage. Also, all of the latest news including East Coast port expansions, Reebok's corn sneakers, BMW's Brexit, Maersk's foray into aftermarket container sales, Lowe's Exoskeletons, Alien: Covenant, The Amazon Original Series Catastrophe, and the opportunity to pull a 747. This week's episode was brought to you by Patreon supporter: Jessica Hillyer of LeSaint Logistics—where...


Episode 17 - Risky Isthmus

Take a trip in the wayback machine as we cover the imperiled construction of the Panama Canal as well as the largest container ship to port on the East Coast, home inventory systems, The Secret of the Ooze, surprise weddings, and a review of Halo Top ice cream. This week's episode was brought to you by Patreon supporter: Jessica Hillyer of LeSaint Logistics—where Supply Meets Demand " LeSaint Logistics We can design and deliver the right mix of bundled and...


Episode 16 - Conflict In North Korea

This week on TSP we cover the conflict in North Korea and its potential effect on global trade, a new trade agreement with South Korea, Maersk Line's purchase of Hamburg-Sud, Nintendo Switch supply chain kerfuffle, Under Armor / Kohl's pairing, black ants, Don't Think Twice, and so much more. This week's episode was brought to you by Patreon supporter Jessica Hillyer of LeSaint Logistics—where Supply Meets Demand " LeSaint Logistics We can design and deliver the...


Episode 15 - The Shipping Container: An Origin Story

This week on The Shipping Pod Tim covers the rise of the shipping container. Learn how the box that changed the world and ushered in an era of globalization came to be. From Benjamin Franklin Fitch's early drafts to Malcom McLean's final designs. On board the maiden voyage of the 58 container Ideal X to today's 20,170 TEU MOL Triumph. All great things have an origin story, this is the shipping container's. This week's episode was brought to you by Patreon supporters Jessica Hillyer of...


Episode 14 - The Halifax Explosion

This week on TSP we cover all the latest logistics news including Amazon vs Walmart, Trump Trade and China, Tesla's new semi, Apple's new car, Easter, Get Out, The Last Jedi, and The Halifax Explosion! This week's episode was brought to you by Patreon supporters Jessica Hillyer of LeSaint Logistics—where Supply Meets Demand " LeSaint Logistics We can design and deliver the right mix of bundled and unbundled services to create a complete, integrated and effective...


Episode 13 - Interview with Melissa Gersin CEO of Tranquilo LLC

This week Tim is joined by Shark Tank deal maker, entrepreneur, inventor, and labor & delivery nurse Melissa Gersin CEO/Founder of Tranquilo LLC. Listen in as they dive deep into starting a business from scratch, inventing a product, overseas sourcing, winning at MassChallenge, getting a deal on Shark Tank, and the secret to calming a crying baby. Please visit our guest at and pre-order your very own Tranquilo Soothing Mat This week's episode was brought to you...


Episode 12 - Shipwrecks

On this episode of TSP Tim talks about Shipwrecks, Trade Under Trump, the new Steamship line alliances, Rogue One, chips made out of crickets and so much more. To support the show please rate & review on iTunes And visit out Patreon at Closing song: Talk Less Say More - When The Storm Came


Episode 11 - Interview with Jerry Dooner

Retired former Roanoke Insurance Group VP, Jerry Dooner, joins the show to discuss his career, marine cargo insurance, working in Boston & New York, the industry then & now, top secret spy planes, and so much more. Please rate and review the show on iTunes!


Episode 10 - Modern Pirates!

On a special 10th episode of the show we discuss the justice department investigation into container line price-fixing, Somali pirates, the New England Seafood Show, Locked Up Abroad, Fitness Apps, and a huge announcement regarding Ryan. Please rate & review the show on iTunes Closing song: Black Bones - Drink Up Me Mateys


Episode 09 - Contract Season Part Deux: Return to Contract Season

Ryan returns this week to discuss contract season from the carrier's perspective. We also dive into the harrowing tale of survival aboard the Jascon 4 as well as all your latest shipping & logistics news including: our weekly Donald Trump update the Trumpdate, LEGO, autonomous vehicles, online grocery shopping, and IKEA. Jascon 4 video:...


Episode 08 - Contract Season

On episode 8 of The Shipping Pod we discuss Contract Season, as well as all the latest shipping news including what's going on with Donald Trump, Self-Driving Trucks, Ben Carson, Samuel L. Jackson, FoxConn, Best Buy, Maersk/IBM, McDonald's, Crocs, and the documentary "Tickled" Please rate and review the show on iTunes. Closing song: Ergo Phizmiz Rock'N'Roll Machine - I Think We're Alone Now


Episode 07 - Human Cargo

Tim & Ryan cover the #EndItMovement this week and discuss the global epidemic of human trafficking. Closing song: Asthmaboy - The Traffic Still Moves


Episode 06 - Intro to Incoterms

Tim & Ryan discuss incoterms 101, Hanjin's bankruptcy, trade under Trump, Skynet, bar pizza, Finders Keepers, and all the latest shipping news! Twitter: Instagram:


Episode 05 - Shipping Terms of Endearment

Tim & Ryan cover the shipping news (12:00), freight terms 101 (35:00), Trumpdate, the Grammy's, Valentine's Day, and Santa Clarita Diet. Closing song: Mr. & Mrs. Smith: I Met Valentine In Paris


Episode 03 - Chinese New Year and Shipping 101

Tim and Ryan discuss everything you need to know about shipping during Chinese New Year as well as The Wall, Super Bowl LI, Tim Burton, The Rat Race, and the best place to take a date at the mall.


The Shipping Pod - Trade Under Trump

Tim & Ryan discuss Trade Under Trump, NAFTA, TPP, the NFL playoffs, Boston movies, and Cheers.


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