National Export Initiative Moves Shipping in the Right Direction

The shipping industry experiences ebbs and flows in traffic, but what the government does or does not do can have a direct impact on the level of increase or decrease in shipping revenues. Three years ago, President Obama’s administration rolled out a new initiative to reignite the shipping industry. Known as the “National Export Initiative,” this policy made it a top priority to improve conditions for the private sector in the realm of exports. By improving export levels, shipping companies benefit as well as private sector businesses that buy and sell goods overseas.

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The Port of Long Beach

Long before cities or burgeoning populations, the area of the port of Long Beach is thought to have been populated by the Tongva Indian tribe. Their name means, “the people of the earth”. When it came to beautiful landscape, this area boasts miles of stunning coastline. For this reason, it was a desirable location to later inhabitants.

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It Never Pays To Fool the Feds: FMC Recovers Over $350K in Penalties

The FMC is an independent federal agency that is tasked with regulating international ocean transport for companies that import or export goods from the United States. The FMC is tasked with protecting the public from unfair or deceptive practices as well as insuring a fair and efficient ocean transportation system. To this end, the FMC regularly inspects shipping companies to ensure that they are in compliance with the laws and regulations regarding maritime trade.
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LTL Shipping Guide

The rules and regulations of LTL shipping can sometimes seem overwhelming, even to the most seasoned shipper.  After all, there’s much to understand to keep things running efficiently.
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Common Methods for Transporting Air Cargo

Organizing cargo into a container or on a pallet and loading the cargo into an aircraft sounds like it should be a simple process.  However, because there are so many different configurations of aircraft as well as ULD’s (Unit Load Devices, which is either a pallet or container) that will fit in a particular aircraft configuration, it can be a quite complicated process.  Having the correct measurements for the cargo, as well as the correct weight is highly important in determining the proper aircraft and ULD.
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