The Shipping Pod

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Dec 4, 2017

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 the aggressive nature in which technology can alter entire business models and supply chains in Music, Film, and beyond.

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Closing track: Graphic Antics - Digital

Nov 19, 2017

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!

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Nov 6, 2017

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?

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Apr 13, 2017

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.


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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 unbundled services to create a complete, integrated and effective supply chain system for you. Put LeSaint know how to work for your business - and see the difference our knowledge can make. "


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Closing Song: Fergus & Geronimo - Baby Don't You Cry


Apr 5, 2017

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.


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Closing song: Talk Less Say More - When The Storm Came

Mar 28, 2017

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.


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Mar 22, 2017

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.


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Closing song: Black Bones - Drink Up Me Mateys

Mar 14, 2017

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.


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Closing song: Six Star General - St. Patrick

Mar 8, 2017

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"

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Closing song: Ergo Phizmiz Rock'N'Roll Machine - I Think We're Alone Now

Mar 1, 2017

Tim & Ryan cover the #EndItMovement this week and discuss the global epidemic of human trafficking.


Closing song: Asthmaboy - The Traffic Still Moves

Feb 22, 2017

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







Feb 15, 2017

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

Feb 7, 2017

Tim & Ryan discuss the latest shipping news & air/ocean/trucking/rail freight forecasts for February as well as Super Bowl LI, Lady Gaga, Flock of Seagulls, Mr. Robot, and exploding phones.

Feb 1, 2017

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.

Jan 25, 2017

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

Jan 18, 2017

Tim Dooner & Ryan Dooley reveal the origin story of The Shipping Pod.