Massive Innovant Trading Desk Project In Montreal

Published On: 11/19/19 10:46 PM

Take a look at our 600 desk project in Montreal. Overseas Brokers handled
export from US to Canada, international shipping, customs formalities and
installation for a top tier global financial services firm.
These are height adjustable desks, made in the US by Innovant, a leading
manufacturer of trading desks, benching, private offices and conference
room furniture.
Fuel Efficent Aircraft

Mysterious Bullet-Shaped Aircraft Appears In The Skies Of California

Published On: 11/13/19 9:16 PM

An experimental aircraft, shrouded in secrecy, has been seen flying near Victorville, CA. Word is that it’s a prototype of the Otto Aviation Celera 500L which according to patents filed, would cruise around 500 mph up to 65,000 feet. The plane is purported to be 10 times more fuel efficient than other jets with similar cruise speeds and much lower operating ceilings.

Read more at:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/30948/potentially-the-most-revolutionary-aircraft-you-have-never-heard-of-has-flown

(Photo Credit: SoCal Airshow Review)  

People working at their office desks

Generational Shifts in the Evolution of Workplace Design

Published On: 11/5/19 8:00 AM

According to KI, a manufacturer of office furniture, the modern workplace must address the needs of the 4 generations currently active in the workplace. While baby boomers are accustomed to private offices and personal workstations, the dawn of the digital age has been adopted by Gen X, Millenial and Gen Z employees to varying degrees, resulting in the need for more flexible workspaces.

Read more about how KI addresses the adaptability that must be incorporated into the modern workspace at:

https://blog.ki.com/designing-a-flexible-workplace-for-all-generations

(Photo from: blog.ki.com)

Large building - London's iconic "Walkie Talkie" building

US Manufacturer Of Trading Desks Provides Global Solution For Trading Firm In London, Singapore, Shanghai And Geneva

Published On: 10/29/19 6:24 PM

LaCour, a US based manufacturer of high-end, custom-designed trading desks, contracted Overseas Brokers for a series of turnkey international furniture projects. The flagship project in London entailed international shipment from the factory in NJ, customs brokerage, delivery, installation and day 2 support for 155 trading desks in London’s most iconic office building, affectionately known as the “Walkie Talkie building”. These high visibility projects were all completed on schedule for a top-tier global trading firm, on behalf of Insidesource, a leading office furniture dealer based in the US.

Trading desks in an office building

 

Woman Types in a Small Booth in Office Workspace (Photo Credit: Mindspace on Forbes))

High Mobility and Adjustability Are Shaping Modern Office Design

Published On: 10/23/19 8:00 AM

The office design most suited to the mobility of the digital age must incorporate several elements, according to associate designer Stephanie Allen at Cooper Carry:

  • Quiet spaces for focusing on detail-oriented work
  • Spaces that encourage creativity and collaboration with surfaces to post conceptual materials
  • Casual  lounge areas
  • Private rooms for confidential  discussions
  • Wi-Fi everywhere

Read more about the hottest trend in office space on Forbes.

(Photo Credit: Mindspace on Forbes)

Community workspace with trees

In The Future The Workplaces That Will Attract The Best Talent Will Be Circular

Published On: 10/17/19 7:02 PM

Environmental sustainability in the context of the workplace involves such measures as using sustainably sourced paper, as well as recycling paper and even selecting sustainable furniture for long term use. To minimize the impact on the environment, and attract socially conscious workers,  the office of the future will not include inexpensive, low-quality furniture that won’t last and cannot be easily refurbished. Investing in high quality product makes the furniture last longer and reduces waste. If the product outlives the business, it still retains some resale value and is more likely to be repaired and reused than scrapped. Rather than disposing of outdated IT equipment, hard dives can be wiped clean and reprogrammed for reuse. Using sustainable resources to create adaptable, modular workspaces which can be reconfigured for future growth and changing needs is a strategy that will be cost-effective while meeting the standards of a new generation of environmentally conscious workers.     Read more about the circular future of the workplace here.

Container ship entering from bottom right

Spot Rates Quoted By Shipping Lines Are Often Lower Than Service Contract Rates

Published On: 10/10/19 6:27 PM

Given the increased efficiencies achieved through digital freight platforms, dynamic pricing in the spot rate market often yields lower rates than service contracts. Contract rates are agreements between a shipper and a carrier in which a shipper commits to a large annual volume of containers in order to benefit from a lower rate than that offered to the general public.

Read more on JOC.

US based office furniture manufacturers and dealers offer global, single-source solution for multi-national accounts by outsourcing logistics to industry specialized freight forwarder

Published On: 10/1/19 8:26 PM

Dealers no longer have to share profits and lose control to a foreign dealer. The entire supply chain can be managed from factory through installation by a US based logistics provider.

The functions of international shipping, customs brokerage, delivery & installation are managed through a single point of contact, under dealer/manufacturer control. Overseas Brokers handles the full turnkey process from the bidding stage, through site meetings, execution of shipment, import formalities, installation and day 2 work.

For instance, we exported these Kimball Xsede workstations, Villa lounge seats and training tables from the US to the UK and installed in Cambridge, England on behalf of Strategic Spaces, a Kimball Select dealer based in Boston.

Kimball Xsede workstations and Villa lounge seating, exported by Overseas Brokers from the US to the UK and installed in Cambridge, England on behalf of Strategic Spaces, a Kimball Select dealer based in Boston.

Kimball Xsede workstations and Villa lounge seating, exported by Overseas Brokers from the US to the UK and installed in Cambridge, England on behalf of Strategic Spaces, a Kimball Select dealer based in Boston.

Kimball Xsede workstations and Villa lounge seating, exported by Overseas Brokers from the US to the UK and installed in Cambridge, England on behalf of Strategic Spaces, a Kimball Select dealer based in Boston.

Container Rates for Trans-Pacific Freight From the US to Asia Hit Rock Bottom

Published On: 09/24/19 10:31 AM

The imbalance of trade between Asia and the US keeps trans-Pacific westbound freight rates lower than eastbound rates. Most ships arriving from Asia to the US are heavily booked, while the return voyages are booked at less than 40% capacity. The imbalance is compounded by the current trade war. The strong dollar and retaliatory tariffs from China have made exporting from the US more costly. Further downward pressure on rates is caused by a larger volume of low value commodities like scrap materials being exported to Asia, while finished consumer goods imported to the US command higher freight rates. To learn more about the reasons for lower westbound freight rates, read here.

 

Delivery drone on sky marked "Flirtey"

A Drone Delivery Startup Aims To Provide 10 Minute Package Delivery Services

Published On: 09/17/19 5:50 PM

Flirtey has partnered with Dominos and 7-Eleven to test a delivery method that could replace the hub & spoke model used by most logistics providers. Hub & spoke deliveries are typically routed via distribution centers. Drone delivery enables vendors to deliver directly from the nearest store to your door. Flirtey has even partnered with an ambulance service to deliver defibrillators to people suffering a heart attack before paramedics arrive. Read more about this paradigm shift here.