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Top Ten Reasons to Hire a Freight Forwarder

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Apr 13, 2015 2:27:00 PM

The export process can feel like a foreign world to companies who are new to exporting or those with limited experience in international trade. Therefore, many companies choose to outsource international transportation and supply chain needs to a freight forwarder to increase efficiency and maintain compliance with government laws and regulations. While the manufacturer concentrates on producing high quality goods, the freight forwarder focuses on providing economical and time-sensitive solutions for the shipper. Freight forwarders manage the export process, looking for opportunities to streamline operations. Below are ten reasons to consider outsourcing international transportation and customs compliance needs to a freight forwarder.   

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Topics: Freight Forwarder

What You Need to Know About ISPM 15 Regulations

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Mar 31, 2015 1:44:00 PM

International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) are used to protect plant resources from the spread of invasive pests migrating in global trade. All wood packaging materials used in shipments should meet ISPM 15 standards to avoid delays or unexpected costs. So what is ISPM and how can shippers ensure compliance?

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Topics: Logistics, Supply Chain, Licensed Customs Broker, Compliance, Freight Forwarder, ISPM 15

Tips to Save on Import Storage Charges

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Mar 27, 2015 4:23:00 PM

Storage, demurrage, per diem and detention charges are fees assessed by carriers for extended use of equipment or space. These charges can add up quickly, causing financial strains for importers if proactive steps are ignored. Proper planning and execution by a Licensed Customs Broker (LCB) or freight forwarder can reduce the chances of incurring unnecessary import storage charges.

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Topics: Logistics, Supply Chain, Licensed Customs Broker, Importing, Freight Forwarder

Export Documentation: Compliance 101

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Mar 20, 2015 4:11:00 PM

Proper export documentation is imperative to the success of an export program. Shipping documents provide customs officers with the necessary information to proceed with customs clearance at destination. On the contrary, the lack or inaccuracy of required documentation can lead to cargo delays and unexpected expenses. 

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Topics: Logistics, Freight, Supply Chain, Compliance, Exporting, Technology, Freight Forwarder

Freight Forwarder: The Essential Link

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Mar 13, 2015 2:36:00 PM

Freight forwarders are an essential link within the international supply chain, transporting goods worth $5.3 trillion every year. Forwarders are agents who arrange for cargo to travel from origin to destination. They contract space with carriers to move cargo via ocean, air, rail or truck transportation. 

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Topics: Freight, Supply Chain, Licensed Customs Broker, Compliance, Freight Forwarder

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