Customs Broker, Customs Clearance, Importing, Shipping Logistics

Not Using a Licensed CHB

In international shipping, not using a licensed CHB can adversely impact the shipper and customs brokerage.

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Importing, Shipping Logistics, Supply Chain

Are China Imports Declining?

Recently, many U.S. companies have been discussing other sourcing alternatives instead of China, making some ask, “Are China Imports Declining?”

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Freight Forwarding, Shipping Logistics, Supply Chain

Congestion in the Panama Canal

The importance of the Panama Canal is shown by the extensive number of supply chains that rely on it. With the number of ships stuck in the traffic jam, the main impact is shipping delays.

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Freight Forwarding, Shipping Logistics, Supply Chain

The Value of Customer Relationships in Freight Forwarding

In international trade, freight forwarders are the intermediaries that handle the logistics of getting your goods to the final destination. Forwarders coordinate with carriers and warehouses to find the best routes for cargo transportation. When choosing a forwarder, the customer should be mindful of how much effort the forwarder is willing to put into having a solid and long-lasting relationship. When examining how much the forwarding agent values their bonds with customers, there are specific indicators to look for.

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Customs Broker Miami, Freight Forwarding

Florida’s Importance to the Freight Forwarding Industry

The freight forwarding industry in Florida has thrived due to the many conveyance methods available for moving shipments. Florida boasts 19 commercial airports, 21 foreign trade zones, 15 seaports, and various railroads located throughout the state. In 2019, Florida moved 912 million tons of freight valued at over $1.1 trillion in its freight system. The state’s positioning benefits freight forwarders and shippers by allowing solutions to streamline supply chains. Florida’s growing population has increased the volume of cargo moved in and out every year.

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Warehousing

Packing and Crating Cargo

Before going into the truck, the freight may be wrapped, packaged, and put on a pallet. A common type of packaging used for packing is crating.

A crate is a four-sided shipping box made from various materials, including metal, plastic, and, most commonly, wood. Cargo that is fragile, easily breakable, or heavy use crates as packaging material to prevent damages.

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Customs Broker, Freight Forwarding, Supply Chain, Warehousing

Holiday Season Logistics of Small Businesses

Regardless of your business size, there are different parts to shipping your goods to your customers. These crucial parts can affect the whole supply chain if one part goes wrong. This may be even more critical during this holiday season with increasing global demand to ship goods. The pressure to move freight has gone up over the last few years.

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Freight Forwarding, Shipping Logistics, Supply Chain, Transportation

Standard Operations Return at the Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland was shut down due to trucker protests on Ab5. The protesting has since settled down to a few dozen protesters, and protesters have relocated to “free speech zones.”

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Customs Broker, Customs Broker Miami, Customs Clearance, Freight Forwarding, Import and Export Experts, Shipping Logistics, Stories of Businesspeople

Keeping the Family Legacy Alive Through Shipping: Ali Musayev

Meet Ali Musayev, an Azeri rug maker who sells carpets at a brick-and-mortar store in Baku, Azerbaijan. Ali was born in Baku and recently inherited the business from his dad, who inherited it from his dad. His grandad Osman originally started the company hoping to escape poverty and provide for his family. When it began, the business became one of Baku’s most significant family-owned rug shops.

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COVID-19, Freight Forwarding, Shipping Logistics, Supply Chain

U.S. Container Imports Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels

The decrease in imports to pre-pandemic levels may indicate a return to normality for the world of shipping.

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