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Here you will find vital information about business-to-business freight shipping, supply chain logistics, and useful blog articles to develop your logistics knowledge and keep you up to date with the latest changes in the industry.

What is a Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) and Harbor Maintenance Fee (HMF)?

Merchandise Processing Fee and Harbor Maintenance Fee When you must pay a Merchandise Processing Fee or Harbor Maintenance Fee, the last thing you want to do is make a mistake. If you are new to importing goods in the US, there are many regulations, requirements, restrictions, and fees to consider. Two of the most important […]

Understanding  Incoterms Rules

INCOTERMS Rules  International Commercial Terms, or Incoterms®, are a series of defined commercial terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce and intended to clearly communicate the tasks, costs, and risks associated with the international sale and transport of goods. The original Incoterms rules set in 1936 were divided into four categories, whereas the most […]

Shipping Oversized Freight Overseas: 7 Questions

If you’re an old pro at shipping oversized freight overseas, or if you’re a newbie. Even if you’ve shipped the same thing to the same place before, international shipping rules can change and you need to make sure you don’t make a big (had to say it) mistake. If you’re looking at a monster-object in […]

Cargo Insurance: Answers To Your Top 5?’s

Cargo Insurance: Answers To Your Top 5 ?’s If you engage in international commerce cargo insurance should be a priority.   “Stuff happens. Cargo insurance (sometimes called freight insurance, marine insurance, or logistics insurance) simply protects a shipper against exposure and risk. Even reputable, conscientious carriers cannot protect against calamities..” Protecting your freight through globally […]

Air Freight vs. Ocean Freight: How to Choose

How to choose between Air Freight Vs. Ocean Freight Choosing between shipping by air freight vs. ocean freight can be more complicated than it sounds. Everyone is working on tight deadlines because brick and mortar retailers, online sellers, wholesalers, and manufacturers across the supply chain are trying to keep their inventories razor thin. Acquisition costs […]

Amazon Affiliate Program: 3 Ways to Avoid Going Broke

Amazon Associates participating in the Amazon Affiliate Program make hundreds of thousands of dollars each year by buying products from overseas and then shipping them to Amazon fulfillment centers for delivery to their customers. By this means, Amazon Affiliates leverage the unquestionably huge reach of the Amazon marketing behemoth selling through FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon), and […]