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      Where Have All The Containers Gone?

      Where Have All The Containers Gone?

      The Shortage Is Dire – And the Struggle is Real

      There’s no denying it – the great pandemic of 2020 (which is still very much alive) has affected almost every industry on Earth. And freight shipping is no exception. The industry is experiencing an unprecedented predicament whereby there is a dire shortage of containers worldwide.

      Unfortunately, this shortage is impacting countless connected supply chains, straining trade globally – mainly in Asia and Europe. But the question remains – where have all these containers gone? The answer could be inland depots, but many are also piling up in cargo ports as well. Others are onboard vessels, particularly on transpacific lines.

      While many containers have headed to Europe and North America from Asia, they haven’t been returning quickly enough. Significant workforce disruptions are affecting not just ports, but nationwide cargo depots and inland transport lines too. Inadequate staffing means containers have been quickly piling up across North America, and tightening borders and customs regulations are only complicating the matter further.

      Looking Ahead

      While the situation is being continually assessed, the container shortage doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. However, by booking cargo as far in advance as possible, while ensuring that strong shipping insurance is in place, companies can enjoy more peace of mind until this global crisis blows over.

      Fun Facts About the Electric Plane

      Fun Facts About the Electric Plane

      Everything You Didn’t Even Know You Needed to Know!

      Electric planes are the future of flying. Since they swooped onto the aviation stage, electric planes have left jet fuel-based aircrafts quivering in their presence. Here are three facts you might not have known about these ground-breaking emission-free aircrafts.

      #1: They Have Big Batteries

      Instead of jet fuel, electric planes use batteries to fire up the engine – but obviously, batteries lack fuel’s density. That’s why electric plane batteries are big. Very big. As in 3.8 metric ton big.

      #2: Less Maintenance

      Seeing as electric motors don’t need gearboxes to bring the engine to a standstill, fuel costs are not just reduced – but eliminated – and maintenance is almost zero, seeing as there is no need for a traditional air-and-fuel mixture to expand and power the plane.

      #3: By Any Other Name…

      There are countless electric planes out there, from UberAir to the Dubai Air Taxi to Lilium – each service a unique purpose in the skies and on the ground.

      While the electric plane sector is still in its infancy, one thing’s for sure – it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Be prepared for the future of flying with the most comfortable, breathable, and fashionable mechanic coveralls in the business. If we do say so ourselves.

      Something New is In the Air

      Something New is In the Air

      The Latest Air Filters for Post-COVID Flights

      It’s no secret that COVID-19 changed the way we travel, forever. Airplane powerhouses are more aware than ever of the need for more advanced cabin air filtration, seeing as hundreds of people are breathing the same, recycled oxygen for hours on end. With serious concerns about the coronavirus spreading throughout cabin air, the European Aviation Safety Association (EASA) recently published a safety guidance bulletin. Here are three suggestions every mechanic needs to know:

      #1: Industrial-Grade HEPA Filters

      High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters can be installed in aircrafts, but recirculation fans should “never be stopped”. These circulate cabin air in its entirety in about 2-4 minutes, capturing a minimum of 99.7% of airborne pathogens.

      #2: Avoiding Blocked Vents

      This is crucial when it comes to maximizing air flow and preventing the spread of contamination. It’s recommended that recirculation and fresh air systems be operated to exchange the entire cabin’s air volume ahead of time before passengers board.

      #3: Ending Recirculation Entirely

      While it sounds extreme, if a plane’s re-circulation system doesn’t contribute towards critical functionality in-flight, then the potential to keep SARS-Cov-2 particles stagnant will prevent them from being captured by the aircraft’s filtration system.

      Catching a flight is clearly no longer as simple as, well, catching a flight. Aircraft mechanics have their work cut out for them more than ever before. If you’re one of them, don’t make another move without our short-sleeve coverall. With comfort and breathability guaranteed, you can get the job done with confidence.

      What Every Plumber Needs to Know

      What Every Plumber Needs to Know

      3 Pro Tips for Pro Plumbers

      Pipe wrench? Check. Basin wrench? Check. Hacksaw? Check. You might think you have everything you need in your plumber’s toolbox, but if you lack these three items, your reputation could go down the drain.

      #1: Plumber’s Torch

      Your iPhone’s light isn’t enough. To effectively illuminate precise areas when sealing and soldering copper pipes for example, you need a professional plumber’s torch – a small, handheld source of light that no plumber should be without.

      #2: Goggles

      Disaster happens when we least expect it – like hot water leaks in our eyes just when we’re up close and personal. Avoid unnecessary medical bills with professional plumber’s eyewear.

      #3: Quality Coveralls

      Boost your professionalism while protecting your skin and making sure that you avoid the dreaded plumber’s crack. At Kolossus Workwear, we have the comfortable, breathable, durable, and professional short-sleeve coveralls you’ve been searching for.

      Plumbers are unsung heroes of society, and you deserve to look and feel comfortable and confident on-the-job. Shop our range of industry-leading plumber’s coveralls today to stay safe, stay cozy, and stay stylish.

      Aviation Safety in the 21st Century

      Aviation Safety in the 21st Century

      What Aircraft Maintenance Crews Need to Know

      While aviation crew vests have long been crucial in the aviation industry, safety regulations are always changing. Here are five safety vest regulation mandates you need to know if you’re an aircraft mechanic.

      1: They Need to Be Reflective

      Reflective safety vests must be worn at all times on airport ground. Anyone found without one will be fined or asked to leave. Is it worth the risk?

      2: They Must be Worn by Everyone, at All Times

      From baggage loaders to tug drivers to mechanics, anyone who works at a major airport must be wearing their reflective safety vest day and night.

      3: They Need to Comply with ANSI 107-1999 Standards

      From breathable fluorescent polyester fabric to high-visibility 2” reflective tape on the front and back, aircraft personnel can’t just wear any safety vest. They need a compliant one designed to mitigate worker hazards.

      Looking Ahead

      Safety isn’t negotiable. To stay safe and compliant on the job, choose the coverall company trusted by the best aircraft companies and mechanics in the industry.

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