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5 Main Reasons Your Cargo Is Delayed

  It can be frustrating when your shipment is late. Estimated transit time is supposed to be as precise as possible so that the parties involved know when to expect the delivery and when to arrange for pickup. However, things can go wrong and unfortunately, shipping delays can occur. Customers may end up pushing you …

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Minimizing Airfreight Costs

  To combat trade wars, tariffs, and other obstacles, it’s important to optimize your supply chain. One way is to minimize air freight cost, which is generally a fast and reliable but expensive option.   1. Evaluate Lead Times And Use The Appropriate Transport Mode. If lead times aren’t tight, consider using slower transportation methods, …

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Top 6 Benefits of Air Freight

  Air freight is vital in supporting the global trade system. Each year, trillions worth of goods are transported by air. Air freight is known to be the best transport alternative for high-value and low-volume shipments. But are there any other reasons for using air freight? Sure there are. In this post, we share the …

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Top 5 Shipping Documents All Shippers Should Be Familiar With

  The ocean freight industry is (in)famous for its paperwork. Getting to know all of them is tedious enough — getting them right is a task in itself. Any seemingly innocuous error can cause problems and delays that may severely disrupt your supply chain. By and large, many of these documents contain the same information …

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Top 5 Misconceptions About The Packing List

  Many shippers may be aware of the Bill of Lading’s importance and its vital role in ensuring the proper transportation and retrieval of an ocean freight shipment. However, the importance of the shipping packing list must not be overlooked. Whether you’re filling out a packing list to export commercial merchandise or to move overseas, …

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Parties Involved In International Shipping

  Whether you are shipping household goods or commercial merchandise with FCL or LCL shipping, many parties are involved in the ocean freight process. To understand the process, it is essential to familiarize yourself with the various parties involved.     Parties Involved In International Shipping:   Shipper (Exporter) The shipper or exporter is responsible …

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The 7 R’s Of Logistics

  Supply Chain Management involves the regulation of goods and services through effective planning, design, execution, control and monitoring of supply chain activities. Supply Chain and Logistics Management are undeniably vital to every company operating in numerous industry. The 7 R’s (Rights) is one of the most crucial concepts in Logistics Management and managers should …

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11 Common Problems Shippers Face At Destination

  Common Problems Shippers Face To those unfamiliar with the ocean freight industry, it can appear complex. It involves many different entities and each entity is comprised of its own set of rules and regulations to abide by. Understanding them is one part of the job done. Anticipating potential problems is something else. With that …

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