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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.

Cargo Insurance: Answers To Your Top 5?’s

“Stuff happens. Cargo insurance (sometimes called freight insurance Even reputable, conscientious carriers cannot protect against calamities..” cargo insurance should be a priority If you engage in international commerce Freight insurance is a vital part of the shipping process. Protecting your freight through globally respected insurance carriers can save you from a partial or total loss […]

Incoterms 2020

Incoterms® 2020 Incoterms® rules have been updated for 2020. These are the regulations that define the responsibilities of buyers and sellers operating in international trade. They are the rules for determining how costs and risks are allocated to each party involved. Incoterms rules are regularly incorporated into contracts for the sale of goods worldwide and […]

3 Signs That it’s Time to Switch Freight Forwarders

How to Know When it’s Time to Change Your Freight Forwarder   Unless your current provider is offering rates way outside of what is fair and competitive, then price should never be a primary reason for changing your freight forwarder. Let’s face it, it’s always easier to stay with an existing freight forwarder than to […]

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. Two of the most important fees that we often get questions about are the Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) and the Harbor Maintenance Fee (HMF). The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]