March 2015 Blog Posts (4)

Why Shippers Trust NVOCCs

Shippers everywhere are getting in the freight forwarder bandwagon. The great thing about working with a freight forwarder is all of the logistics services, that they provide, including warehousing, customs brokerage and trucking. In addition, many freight forwarders are also licensed as a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC). While an NVOCC usually does not own their own…

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Added by Steven Lerner on March 20, 2015 at 4:20am — No Comments

Overcrowded Terminals Deal with Containers

While a new labor contract at the West Coast ports ended additional shipping delays, the consequence of the dispute at the port continues to upset the delicate balance of supply chains in the US. Businesses across the US depend on the expedient movement of their ocean freight shipments from the ports, to the trucks (or through intermodal) and to their final…

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Added by Steven Lerner on March 17, 2015 at 4:19am — No Comments

This is Why the Trade Deficit with China Exists

Achieving a productive supply chain is a delicate balance. Utilizing the best ocean freight shipping rates can help lower some costs. However, it seems that beyond transportation, a great way to lower supply chain expenses can be found on the manufacturing side of the equation. Many companies enlist in the help of a contract manufacturer to produce…

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Added by Steven Lerner on March 13, 2015 at 4:21am — No Comments

The Importance of Tugboats

Some shippers assume that a container vessel is going to be only transportation method for how their containers move in the water. The truth is that although a container ship might be the primary method for transportation, there are other ships used in the process. For example, some of the waterways near a port might be too thin for a vessel. Or there could be numerous bridges near the port that would prevent a container vessel from fitting through. That is…

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Added by Steven Lerner on March 10, 2015 at 3:27am — No Comments

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