Another Strange Holiday: Roots of International Shipping to the U.S?

Another Strange Holiday: Roots of International Shipping to the U.S?

One holiday all Americans know about is Christopher Columbus day. We all appreciate the Monday off from work, but do we really stop to think what this holiday is about? 

Recently there has been a push to rename Columbus day, “Indigenous People’s day” to commemorate all the Native American lives lost when Columbus colonized parts of North America. 

However it’s not all bad. Certain parts of the Columbian Exchange can be attributed to Columbus’s explorations! This in turn greatly affects international shipping services, as they are today! 

Columbus’s arrival, despite the terrible occurrences it single-handedly caused, set in motion a trade between Europe and the Americas that got us to the global economy we have today. Without this trade, would international shipping companies, like K International Transport, exist today? 

K International Transport can help you in numerous ways, including: 

  • Shipping from any port in the United States, including New York, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, California, and more! 
  • If your cargo is located too far from a port city, we can offer our inland trucking and transportation services to transport it to a port before shipping it overseas. 
  • Roll-on/roll-off services to transport your automobile or wheeled cargo safely!
For more information on how K International Transport can help you, call us today at 212-267-6400. You can also send us an email at, or reach out to us on Skype at kinternationalny.