September 13, 2019

Incoterms are a set of rules that define the responsibilities of buyers and sellers for the delivery of goods. The rules provide guidance to importers and exporters for global trade practices. Incoterms use abbreviations for shipping terms, for example FOB for “Free on...

August 23, 2019

All commercial cargo ships run on bunker fuel, which is either marine gas oil (MGO), marine diesel oil (MDO), intermediate fuel oil (IFO), marine fuel oil (MFO), or heavy fuel oil (HFO). These fuels have a high sulphur content which is detrimental to the environment. S...

July 18, 2019

Price is what you pay, and value is what you get.  A low price is often enticing, but keep in mind that you get what you pay for.  Value and price are linked in the logistics industry so be careful of what you are asking a freight forwarder or carrier for. 

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July 9, 2019

If you are new to using a freight forwarder, or maybe have been using one and had not thought to ask about credentials, here are three things your freight forwarder must have.

OTI/NVOCC License

Choosing a freight forwarder that doesn’t have an OTI/NVOCC license is a BIG...

July 3, 2019

Vietnam’s economy is one of the fastest growing in Asia -- and given the current state of trade in the region, the country is well positioned to continue the expansion of its $200B GDP through export growth. According to Bloomberg, Vietnam already ranks third worldwide...

June 28, 2019

With the China-U.S. trade dispute and higher tariffs getting a lot of headlines, there’s growing discussion about the many global companies looking for alternatives to China for sourcing manufacturing and materials.

Near, or at, the top of the list companies are looking...

June 20, 2019

Today’s supply chains move quickly, and often involve many different pieces from different locations that need to be brought together and delivered on time. This means the freight forwarder you select should be able to pull a lot of different parts together in a way th...

June 11, 2019

Let’s set the record straight about freight. If you don’t handle your freight correctly, it could end up costing your company more than just profits. Customer retention and your reputation also rely heavily on your shipping strategy.

MISCONCEPTION #1:

Thinking that freig...

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