This month marks the 18th anniversary of BGI Worldwide Logistics, a domestic and international freight forwarding company. Founded in 1999 as a two-person operation, the company has grown to more than 30 employees with operations in New YorkHoustonPortlandPalm Desert, and Signal Hill. Still in growth mode, BGI recently opened a new branch office in Houston, Texas, and added in-house Customs Brokerage to its menu of services in order to better serve its import clients. BGI is a full-service logistics company that provides ocean and air import and export, and domestic less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload, and rail.

Gabriel Shweiri, BGI co-founder, and CEO stated, “We are proud to have reached this milestone in our ongoing history. We have had 18 years of hard work and growth and we are thankful for our experienced staff, customers, repeat clients, suppliers, and colleagues for their part in our successful business operations. “BGI is committed to providing clients with an unparalleled freight transportation and logistics experience”.

Established in 1999, BGI Worldwide Logistics, Inc. is the on-demand freight transportation and logistics specialist providing domestic and international third-party logistics services to commercial customers. BGI specializes in delivering unique solutions to complex shipping problems. Our customers rely on us as their expert resource in an increasingly complex domestic and international transportation environment.

BGI is a certified, licensed, and bonded expert in freight transportation and logistics: Licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) as a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC), Ocean Transportation Intermediary (OTI), Ocean Freight Forwarder, Licensed by the Department of Transportation (DOT), Licensed Property Broker. BGI is a Certified Member of the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), and Cargo Network Services (CNS).

NASBITE 2021 National Small Business Exporter Summit

 

BGI Worldwide is a proud sponsor of NASBITE’s 5th annual 2021 Virtual National Small Business Exporter Summit.

Join the leading small and mid-scale exporters in the United States, Canada, and Mexico to engage and exchange positive behaviors, best practices, and lessons that contribute to export success. This platform serves as the best arena for companies that focus on export growth.

About the 2021 National Small Business Exporter Summit

NASBITE International Organization will hold the fifth annual Virtual National Small Business Exporters Summit on February 24 and March 3, 2021, starting at 10 am to 2 pm EST on each date.

Sponsor networking will begin at 2:15 p.m. EST on both days. This year’s event will be offered virtually, providing participants the opportunity to connect online and the convenience to join sessions live or view the recorded content post-event.

Who Should Attend?

The NASBITE 2021 National Small Business Exporter Summit provides forward-thinking CEOs and upper-level management, export executives, and entrepreneurs with direct access to shared-learning and high-level networking and opportunities.

Participants will gain an understanding of the tools, systems, and resources utilized by the top exporters around the world to drive export growth and business success. The information shared will allow Summit attendees to apply what they have learned to their specific business contexts to support business growth and development.

The Exporter Summit also presents the same networking and shared learning opportunities for international trade assistance providers, prospective exporters, and educators.

BGI is a certified, licensed, and bonded expert in freight transportation and logistics: Licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) as a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC),  Ocean Transportation Intermediary (OTI), Ocean Freight Forwarder, Licensed by the Department of Transportation (DOT), Licensed Property Broker. BGI is a Certified Member of the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), and Cargo Network Services (CNS).

Click below to register and attend, and to learn more about NASBITE and the Virtual Exporter Summit.

Face Mask and Hand Sanitizer

BGI wants to recognize our customers who are joining the fight against COVID-19 by changing their focus to help supply critical workers on the front lines with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

One of our clients is pivoting to support the fight against Covid-19” by supplying the public with face masks and sanitizer from a secure online retail website.

If you need PPE you can find it at the China Manufacturing Direct website here: CMDPPE Website.

The challenges of your global supply chain are many, but our job is to provide our expertise and access to our best and latest information and resources to help our customers. Please let us know how we can help you!

To get more information about importing PPE to the United States please contact BGI at 800-987-4244, or email us at sales@bgiworldwide.com.

Warehousing services

Shippers and importers are scrambling to find a home for their inventory as many warehouses and distribution centers shift focus.  Tradeshow materials, non-essential Amazon FBA products, and many other items are now in “supply chain limbo”.

BGI provides custom warehousing services, distribution, and supply-chain management solutions designed for small to mid-sized businesses, large companies, and international corporations alike.

  • Experience with preparing Amazon shipments
  • CCTV security monitored 24-7
  • Racking system for long-term storage needs
  • Strategically located near Long Beach Port and LAX
  • 24-7 access to our Warehouse Management System via our website to track and check inventory
  • Daily, same-day pickups and deliveries in LA and Orange counties
  • Inbound logistics services available

BGI is committed to providing solutions specifically tailored to your needs and requirements.

Call to speak with a REAL person about the details of your shipment 800-987-4244.

To our clients, friends, and partners,

As your resource for domestic and international logistics solutions, the team here at BGI Worldwide Logistics wants to let you know that we are here and available to support you as we always do.

Even with the current environment, BGI’s innovative team has pulled together our best resources and capabilities to make sure that the entire team is available for you. Whether it’s through our Online Tracking and real-time Warehouse Management System to give you visibility to your inventory, pull orders, and schedule deliveries, or to access your customer service team – no matter where they are – we are here. Our team is making sure that we do our best to protect the health and safety of our employees at the same time provide seamless service to our partners.

With new challenges in the global supply chain, we are here to provide our expertise and access our best resources to help our customers. Let us know how we can help you!

We thank you for your on-going partnership.


Sincerely,

Gabriel Shweiri

President, CEO

Incoterms® 2020 changes are in for the rules 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 have become part of the daily language of trade.

UPDATE to Incoterms® for 2020

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has launched Incoterms® 2020 with changes to some of the 11 Incoterms® trade terms. It considers the latest developments in commercial practice and updates the rules to make them more accessible and easier to use. The new rules became effective on 1 January 2020. As of this date, all sales contracts should make reference to the Incoterms® 2020 rules as the latest version of the Incoterms® rules.

Incoterms Chart of Responsibility 2020

Differences between Incoterms® 2010 and 2020:

  • The Incoterms® FCA (Free Carrier) now provides the additional option to make an onboard notation on the Bill of Lading prior to loading of the goods on a vessel.
  • The costs now appear centralized in A9/B9 of each Incoterms® rule.
  • CIP now requires at least an insurance with the minimum cover of the Institute Cargo Clause (A) (All risk, subject to itemized exclusions).
  • CIF requires at least an insurance with the minimum cover of the Institute Cargo Clause (C) (Number of listed risks, subject to itemized exclusions).
  • Free Carrier (FCA), Delivered at Place (DAP), Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU) and Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) now take into account that the goods may be carried without any third-party carrier being engaged, namely by using its own means of transportation.
  • The rule Delivered at Terminal (DAT) has been changed to Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU) to clarify that the place of destination could be any place and not only a “terminal”.
  • Incoterms® 2020 now explicitly shifts the responsibility of security-related requirements and ancillary costs to the seller.

Useful information

Incoterms® does not constitute a complete contract of sale, but rather become a part of it. For its application, the following structure should be used:

“[The chosen Incoterm® rule] [Named port, place or point] Incoterms® 2020”

Example: “CIF Shanghai Incoterms® 2020” or “DAP 10 Downing Street, London, Great Britain Incoterms® 2020“

If there is no year stated in the Incoterms® then the following applies:
until December 31st, 2019 the Incoterms® 2010 apply.
from January 1st, 2020 the Incoterms® 2020 apply.

If a different year is stated, e. g. Incoterms® 1980, then respective terms apply.

BGI is a certified, licensed, and bonded expert in freight transportation and logistics: Licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) as a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC),  Ocean Transportation Intermediary (OTI), Ocean Freight Forwarder, Licensed by the Department of Transportation (DOT), Licensed Property Broker. BGI is a Certified Member of the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), and Cargo Network Services (CNS).

For more information on BGI Worldwide Logistics call 800-987-4244
or email to sales@bgiworldwide.com

BGI Worldwide Logistics recently completed the shipping of some rather unusual oversized cargo – a giant Marilyn Monroe sculpture to be installed in a Marilyn Monroe-themed shopping mall.

Shipping the "Forever Marilyn" statue from the U.S. to China.

After months of preparation and coordination with overseas agents, the sculpture successfully made it to Dalian despite copious amounts of bureaucracy at Chinese customs.

“The toolboxes were a challenge for Chinese customs; the boxes contained both non-consumables which would be returned after installation (power tools, hand tools, chains, straps, etc.) and consumables (sand-paper, latex gloves, paint, etc.) which wouldn’t. A lot of documentation and clarification was needed for Chinese customs to allow these items through,” said Charlie Turville.

The team’s patience and due diligence in the customs process ensured a successful outcome.

Contact BGI for more information about shipping oversized cargo.

As the US unemployment rate came in at 3.8 percent in March 2019, it reflects the real shortage of talent, knowledge, and skills in international business and global trade, specifically in the areas of logistics, management, international marketing, global supply chain, and international finance.

The question is how to compete with the talent you have? How can a company improve the performance, knowledge, and creativity of its existing employees?

There is a common conversation among industry professionals centered around finding the right talent to fill open positions. For any company to thrive and grow in the global trade environment, it needs motivated and talented individuals with the basic knowledge of how things work globally.

It is no longer good enough for a company to provide a top-notch level of service, but you must also be an expert resource.

More often than not, your client is struggling with the same challenges to find the resources to help their company grow. It’s not just outsourcing for talent, but a partnership and integration of service, technology, and information.

BGI Worldwide Logistics is focusing on our core talent and utilizing expert resources to further train its employees. The company is dedicated to improving the skills of its team members in international business and global trade as that will most benefit its customers.

In addition to supporting general education for current employees, we are encouraging employee enrollment in courses through the following organizations for industry-specific training.

National Certifications

For national certifications employees receive training in import, export, logistics, marketing, finance, transportation, and compliance through NCBFAA and NASBITE International:

  • NASBITE International: The Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) – Prepares and certifies workers in 125 specific knowledge areas of global trade within 4 domains.
  • NCBFAA: Educational Institute certifications – Prepares and certifies workers in imports, HTS classification, compliance, and freight forwarding.
  • In the state of California, there are ongoing efforts through the community colleges through specifically targeted Sector Navigators in Global Trade, Advanced Logistics.

General Training

When it comes to training for more general customer service skills, including resiliency, collaboration, and how to effectively communicate with internal and external customers, there are several initiatives supported by various government agencies.

Strong workforce programs and what is known as the New World of Work soft skills training programs are available in credit and non-credit formats and available to our employees through the BGI learning portal (BGI U) on our website and through various in-class and online learning platforms.

BGI Worldwide Logistics believes that continual improvement in its employees’ knowledge will help our logistics and freight forwarding clients that import, export, and distribute products domestically and internationally become more competitive. Our skills become our client’s tools for success.

Signal Hill, CA February 2019:  BGI Worldwide Logistics, Inc. has reached a milestone this February, celebrating 20 years of business. The company has grown from the dreams of founders, Bruce Robertson, and Gabriel Shweiri, to a company with multiple locations and nearly 40 dedicated professionals.

Discussing the milestone, CEO Gabriel Shweiri, remarked “It gives me great pride in joining BGI employees, customers, and business partners in celebrating the company’s anniversary. We have come a long way since the business was started in 1999 and we are very excited about our future as the company continues to thrive in somewhat turbulent times.” BGI readied itself for future growth by completing the custom integration of a new operating platform, CargoWise, to increase productivity, increase efficiencies and provide better visibility of day-to-day operations. Visibility is now a key customer requirement, and CargoWise web tracking capabilities provide BGI’s customers with 24/7 access to tracking information through a feature-rich online portal. BGI’s ability to provide leading-edge solutions based on customer-specific needs has helped the company to grow over the past 20 years and offers the promise of future growth.

Established in 1999, BGI Worldwide Logistics, Inc., is the on-demand freight transportation and logistics specialist providing domestic and international third-party logistics services to commercial customers. BGI specializes in delivering unique solutions to complex shipping problems. Our customers rely on us as their expert resource in an increasingly complex domestic and international transportation environment.

BGI is a certified, licensed, and bonded expert in freight transportation and logistics: Licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) as a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC), Ocean Freight Forwarder , Licensed by the Department of Transportation (DOT), Licensed Property Broker. BGI is a Certified Member of the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), and Cargo Network Services (CNS).

In an effort to provide customers with the highest quality of service, BGI Worldwide Logistics has opened a new warehouse facility in Rancho Dominguez. With a warehouse and operations staff of 15 full-time employees, the facility will serve as the primary operations center for the US Western Region. Our warehouse services include consolidation and loading for ocean export containers, deconsolidation, and domestic distribution for import containers, cross-dock operations, storage, and specialized service, customized to match the needs of our clients.

BGI Worldwide Logistics, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated supply chain solutions that are customer-driven, responsive, cost-effective, and flexible. Along with our offices in New YorkPortlandPalm Desert, and our recently opened Houston Branch office, the company offers a broad range of warehouse services to meet the demanding needs of its clients. BGI is a full-service logistics company that provides ocean and air import and exports, domestic less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload, and rail.

Bruce Robertson, BGI co-founder, and Managing Partner stated, “This is the largest warehouse facility that the company has operated since its inception and we are pleased to be able to offer a host of customized warehouse services to our new and existing clients. We are committed to providing a level of personal service that is unique and unparalleled in the logistics industry.”

Established in 1999, BGI Worldwide Logistics, Inc. is the on-demand freight transportation and logistics specialist providing domestic and international third-party logistics services to commercial customers. BGI specializes in delivering unique solutions to complex shipping problems. Our customers rely on us as their expert resource in an increasingly complex domestic and international transportation environment.

BGI is a certified, licensed, and bonded expert in freight transportation and logistics: Licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) as a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC), Ocean Freight Forwarder, Licensed by the Department of Transportation (DOT), Licensed Property Broker. BGI is a Certified Member of the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), and Cargo Network Services (CNS).

More information on BGI Worldwide Logistics:
Contact Us or email sales@bgiworldwide.com

SOURCE: BGI Worldwide Logistics, Inc.

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