More than luck: Understanding the formula for explosive brokerage growth

Fast-growth companies should depend on much more than luck.  In this tight-capacity market, brokerages are under simultaneous pressure to grow their business and manage existing business more efficiently. 

Rather than leaving growth up to chance, companies must develop a solid strategic plan, get buy-in from employees, utilize technology and seek accountability. But the first and often hardest part of growth is honestly evaluating your company’s current state ⁠— analyzing your customers, your...

Exclusive: SEKO Logistics chartering vessels for clients

SEKO Logistics tells American Shipper it is expanding its logistics footprint by chartering vessels. The logistics provider began chartering the box ships in July.

“We are looking to charter one or two vessels a month,” explained Brian Bourke, the company’s chief growth officer. “The vessels are carrying in upwards of 1,000 TEUs. We are offering this service to make sure our clients have the capacity to import their products to avoid any additional backlogs.”

Bourke says the decision to start...

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