May 2022 State of Freight
May 2022 State of Freight

May is upon us and although our supply chain issues continue, there are slight improvements in every corner.  We’ll find the silver lining this month as we discuss the State of Freight in May 2022. China Ports Covid cases are still rising in China causing supply chain...

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State of Freight April 2022
State of Freight April 2022

As we ease into April, with tentative enthusiasm for the new season, the global supply chain keeps us grounded in reality.  Little has changed this year when it comes to moving freight.  Here’s what you need to know this month in the state of freight. ASIA China and...

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China/Hong Kong Update March 2022
China/Hong Kong Update March 2022

Key Takeaways: Covid: China lockdowns & Hong Kong raging out of control Economic issues: materials costs, supply chain issues, worker availability Electricity supply: restrictions lifted Coming off the chaos that defined 2021 (freight issues, manufacturing demand,...

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State of Freight March 2022
State of Freight March 2022

There’s a good deal going on with freight this March.  Let’s not lallygag with niceties and get right into what’s affecting your shipments this month. UKRAINIAN/RUSSIAN War Many companies have halted business with Russia this month as the UKRANIAN / RUSSIA...

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Tom Wetzel Joins the GPI Staff
Tom Wetzel Joins the GPI Staff

Please welcome Tom Wetzel, as well.  Tom is GPI's newest Account Manager who also came to us through the fortune of good connections.  Take note: networking works, meeting people, and keeping connected to them will someday pay off for you, like it did for us! Tom...

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A New Year Brings a New Employee!
A New Year Brings a New Employee!

Please welcome one of GPI’s newest staff members, Arianne Hutchins.  Through the fortune of good connections, Arianne has landed on GPI’s doorstep as our newest Project Coordinator. While Arianne has considerably more experience with video games, she’s very much...

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January 2022 Freight Update
January 2022 Freight Update

Happy New Year from the freight department at GPI.   We’re excited to start this year off and so far, it’s already showing us that the challenges from 2021 are still front and center. HK & CHINA PORTS It’s very busy right now in the Hong Kong and China ports due...

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State of Freight March 2022
The Hustle and Bustle of the Holidays

The hustle and bustle of the holidays have arrived and it’s not just last-minute shoppers that are under pressure.   Chinese New Year is right around the corner and factories, manufacturers and publishers alike are all feeling the crunch.   Everyone is working around...

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State of Freight November 2021
State of Freight November 2021

As the holidays are upon us and the end of the year approaches, our sights turn to shipping to find out what will make it to the shelves this year and beyond.  Here’s what’s happening in the supply chain right now. US WEST COAST LAX and LGB ports are clogged with...

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Bringing a Game from Idea to Retail Shelf
Bringing a Game from Idea to Retail Shelf

When bringing a game from idea to retail shelf, there are numerous stages to the process: ideation, creation/development, proof of concept/playtesting, fine-tuning, sometimes back to playtesting, and finally manufacturing, safety testing and shipping.  Each of these...

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