As 2015 comes to a close, we take a look back at the top 15 logistics and supply chain blog posts from this year. In case you missed these, below is a list of our top international transportation and trade posts.
Over the last 12 months, the West Coast labor dispute ended, a long term transportation bill was passed and the global container weight rule was announced, amongst many other industry changes. Click through the below links to view our most popular posts from 2015.
- The Panama Canal vs. The Suez Canal - Read about the history, current expansion projects, individual market share and the future of the two major shipping canals.
- Quick Guide: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - Learn more about the largest, most progressive free trade agreement between the U.S. and 12 other Asian, North American and South American countries.
- Marisol International Opens in Seattle, WA - In October of this year, Marisol International opened its tenth location in the Pacific Northwest near the Northwest Seaport Alliance, now the nation's third largest port complex.
- Go-To Guide: Container Weight Rule - This year, the World Trade Organization announced that beginning on July 1, 2016, each internationally loaded container will be required to have a verified gross mass. Here is what shippers need to know about the pending global law.
- Chinese New Year: The Effect on Worldwide Trade - The CNY, which takes place each February, will cause logistics activities to cease across most Asian countries for at least a week. Read more about what to expect and how to prepare for this year's CNY.
- Container Shipping: How are Mega-Vessels Changing the Industry - Learn how Ultra Large Container Vessels are impacting ports, terminals and infrastructure.
- Quoting 101: How to Expedite the Process - Access our handy checklist of shipment information the freight forwarder will need to know to expedite the quoting process.
- How to Claim Generalized System of Preferences [Duty-Free Imports] - GSP has been reinstated, could you be recovering duties paid on the products you import? Which products and origin countries qualify and what are the documentation requirements?
- Bill of Lading Basics - Learn more about bills of ladings, one of the most important documents in the international shipping process.
- Tips to Save on Import Storage Charges - Master the difference between storage, demurrage, per diem and detention charges while learning what steps you can take to avoid these charges.
- FDA Import Alert: Eyewear Products - Additional documentation will be required if importing eyewear products, otherwise the cargo may be detained at the port of entry.
- Upcoming NMFC Changes - This year an increased amount of commodities shifted to Pound per Cubic Foot (PCF) pricing. Learn how you can avoid additional costs due to discrepancies in class.
- An Importers Guide to TSCA - Some office and art supplies are technically toxic substances when imported, do you know the TSCA documentation requirements?
- The History of Containerization within World Trade - International trade was revolutionized in 1956 when the metal intermodal shipping container was first introduced by Malcom McLean. Discover the history of the shipping container and access our container size guide.
- Incoterms Explained: FCA - Incoterms are standardized terms used to outline the exact delivery arrangements between a buyer and seller. Did you know the FCA term applies to all transportation modes while other Incoterms apply only to maritime transportation?
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