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Factors to Consider When Choosing a 3PL

  Third party logistics involves outsourcing of functions such as transportation, packaging, warehousing and freight forwarding to an outside agency. Third party logistics or 3PL is a huge industry worldwide.  In the U.S. alone, a whopping $750 billion was generated...

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Freight Forwarders Simplify International Shipping

Managing the international shipping of goods requires monitoring a number of moving parts, from arranging different methods of transport, to customs clearances to permits and documentation. In order to successfully ship goods, businesses need freight forwarders who...

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AI Set To Transform Supply Chain Management

  Artificial intelligence is here to stay and grow. Global revenue from artificial intelligence by 2025 is expected to touch $36.8 billion while currently the revenue is $643.7 million according to eMarketer’s figures. Servion predicts that by 2025, AI will account...

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Steps to Hiring a Local Freight Forwarder in China

More than half the busiest ports in the world are located in China. Shanghai leads the pack in the world with a capacity of 36 million TEUs. Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Qingdao are the other busy ports in China. The container shipping industry is robust and...

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Risk Reduction with Freight Forwarders

By 2021, the sea freight forwarding market across the globe is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3%. Increasing global mergers and acquisitions and ventures into new markets have stepped up the demand for low-cost freight and the demand is expected to grow in the coming...

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Tips For Choosing a Freight Forwarding Company

Choosing the right freight forwarding company is a critical aspect of not only taking care of your logistics requirements but also streamlining a bevy of other aspects of your business processes including supply chain optimization, consistent customer services, cost...

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Impact Of Hurricane Harvey And Irma On Freight

It has been the season of mega hurricanes with Harvey being the first of its kind this year when it hit Texas in late August. Hurricane Irma made dramatic landfall in Florida on September 10th and these two major events have had widespread impact on lives, finances,...

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Paul Conolly

Paul leads the Executive Team for the Oceanstar Group. Prior to founding the company, Paul enjoyed a distinguished career with OOCL–both at sea and ashore. At sea, Paul rose through the ranks to become OOCL’s youngest captain at the age of 27. After coming ashore, he held key management positions in both Asia and North America. Paul’s greatest strengths are his industry experience, critical thinking, and his leadership that extends to developing people and building robust teams and partnerships. Paul is a lifelong learner who is actively involved in supporting education. He has served on a number of non-profit Boards in the past, including the Waldorf School of Orange County, and is currently on the Board Of Trustees for the Association Of Waldorf Schools Of North America. Paul is married with two children and is an avid soccer fan.

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James Conolly

James oversees financial planning, manages risk, and evaluates strategic growth opportunities for Oceanstar as well as liaising with existing and potential investors. Prior to joining the company, James worked in banking, most recently with Barclays Investment Bank. During his 18-year banking tenure, James worked across multiple industry sectors, including Transportation and Logistics where his consultative approach to financial risk management has safely steered many companies through turbulent market conditions. James relocated from the UK to Southern California in April 2016 with his wife and two children and has wasted no time in learning to surf.

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Cara Conolly

 

Cara guides the Oceanstar team in the realm of Human Resources, operations, and payroll. Co-founder of the company, she draws from her many years as an educator and her studies in psychology to help develop the potential of each member of the team. Cara’s greatest strengths are her strong business acumen, solution-based orientation, and real connection to people. Cara loves cooking, hiking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She is married with two children.

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Irene Lim

Irene Lim spearheads Oceanstar Group’s Sourcing division with responsibility for all aspects of the business including sourcing, trading, import/export, and logistics. Prior to joining Oceanstar, Irene was the Export Sales Manager for ARC Air Logistics. A veteran, with over 30 years of experience in commodity sales, sourcing, and freight forwarding, she brings extensive knowledge, a true sense of urgency, negotiating prowess, and well-established contacts that enable her to execute seemingly impossible deals. Because helping and serving others is her passion, Irene makes herself available to her customers with full dedication. Irene loves to cook, spend time with her three daughters, and unwind with her DVR.

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Logan Moore

Logan manages Oceanstar’s Global transportation division with responsibility for business development, agency alignment, staffing, and regulatory oversight. Most recently, he served as a Director of International Pricing at Suddath Global Logistics. Logan began his 30-year freight forwarding industry tenure as an import documentation runner and warehouse employee. Through his advancement, he has learned every aspect of the business while building steadfast relationships. Logan’s nuanced industry knowledge and exceptional negotiating skills benefit Oceanstar’s partners at every turn. Raised in Chicago with a particular love for the game of baseball, Logan was a long suffering Cubs fan but with the Cubs ending a 108 year drought his loyalty has finally paid off.

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Paul Conolly

Paul leads the Executive Team for the Oceanstar Group. Prior to founding the company, Paul enjoyed a distinguished career with OOCL–both at sea and ashore. At sea, Paul rose through the ranks to become OOCL’s youngest captain at the age of 27. After coming ashore, he held key management positions in both Asia and North America. Paul’s greatest strengths are his industry experience, critical thinking, and his leadership that extends to developing people and building robust teams and partnerships. Paul is a lifelong learner who is actively involved in supporting education. He has served on a number of non-profit Boards in the past, including the Waldorf School of Orange County, and is currently on the Board Of Trustees for the Association Of Waldorf Schools Of North America. Paul is married with two children and is an avid soccer fan.

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