August 2013 Blog Posts (14)

2nd Black Sea Ports & Shipping 2013, Istanbul, Turkey

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Added by Ivan Alt on August 29, 2013 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Transshipments

The transshipment process has become a major aspect of international cargo shipping. For new shippers, they should know that transshipment involves routing cargo between locations or vessels during the transportation process before reaching the destination. Many shipping companies might use transshipping for cargo shipments and there are several reasons. It is used for…

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Added by Steven Lerner on August 29, 2013 at 3:27am — No Comments

XLProjects member's historical border crossing to Myanmar

XLP member in Thailand CEA Projects makes history with their Myanmar MD being the first non Thai foreigner to legally cross the newly opened…

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Added by Ivan Alt on August 28, 2013 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Clean Vessel Incentive Program

We all want to do our part in protecting the environment, even in the international freight shipping industry. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) might regulate emission levels from ocean vessels, but that is not enough to make a major difference. That is why major US ports are stepping up to provide better environmental standards. One port that is making a difference is the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. In 2013, the Port…

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Added by Steven Lerner on August 27, 2013 at 3:48am — No Comments

Do you want to stop wasting an important resource?: The logistics network is a tool for both sales AND marketing!

Do you want to know a secret not many out there seem to understand? Here it is:

Our network is one of the best sales and marketing tools you have.…

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Added by Ivan Alt on August 26, 2013 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Could Terrorists Attack International Freight Shipping?

The Gulf of Aden Group Transits (GoAGT) made some alarming news recently with their report suggesting that the maritime industry could be open to a terrorist attack. This type of news certainly got the attention of shippers around the World. The GoAGT said that the reasons for possible terrorist attacks are due to the growth of sea traffic and the rise of large cargo vessels. In addition, the GoAGT pointed out recent global events as…

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Added by Steven Lerner on August 20, 2013 at 3:39am — No Comments

Operations: The elements of successful logistics service

For any logistics company to be successful a solid operations will be the backbone. And this is why we are so concerned with why our potential members have a strong operations capacity. And it doesn't matter how big or how small the forwarder is nor what kind of cargo they specialize in. Two things are…

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Added by Ivan Alt on August 16, 2013 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Monitoring Ocean Freight

Perhaps the biggest innovation in the international freight shipping industry is with technology. With today’s shipping technology, importers and exporters around the globe can receive an instant freight shipping quote and book their shipment in the palm of their hand. With just a few clicks all of this is possible. Many years ago, logistics experts could…

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Added by Steven Lerner on August 15, 2013 at 3:35am — No Comments

Laid-Up Tonnage

At any given time, some ocean vessels are out commission from shipping freight across the sea. This has been common for many years in the shipping industry. For ships that are currently not being used for freight shipping, and are just docked (either temporarily or permanently), the term used to describe this is laid-up tonnage. Often, these vessels might just be waiting to go to better markets. After all, some consider these international…

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Added by Steven Lerner on August 13, 2013 at 3:48am — No Comments

Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation

In 2013, the United States House of Representatives held a special committee called the “Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation”. The committee, which is comprised of both Republicans and Democrats, created this panel for several reasons. First, the panel examined the current state of the United States freight industry. Then they discussed ways to improve the industry, especially with ocean freight transportation. The goal of the panel is to…

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Added by Steven Lerner on August 8, 2013 at 3:46am — No Comments

Should I Get Ocean Container Insurance?

Anything could happen to your freight when you are shipping containers overseas. Poor securing of a container on an ocean vessel could result in massive damage. Inside your containers, a large amount of empty space might result in your cargo shuffleing or potential moisture damage. There are even cases of theft that occur to containers all of the time. When container damage or loss occurs, shippers might be in a financial dilemma. That is why you might want…

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Added by Steven Lerner on August 6, 2013 at 3:35am — No Comments

Logistics sales cooperation: Put your network to work!



There are quite a few aspects of an applicant that we look at when reviewing membership applications and one of the most important functions we look into is the applicant's sales cooperation track record. This might sound obvious to most logistics professionals but it actually goes a bit deeper than one might think. What do we mean by "sales cooperation" and what are we actually looking for? Let me explain in a few points.
First of all, we are looking for…
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Added by Advanced International Networks on August 5, 2013 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Logistics sales cooperation: Put your network to work!

There are quite a few aspects of an applicant that we look at when reviewing membership applications and one of the most important functions we look into is the applicant's sales cooperation track record. This might sound obvious to most logistics professionals but it actually goes a bit deeper than one might think. What do we mean by "sales cooperation" and what are we actually looking for? Let me explain in a few points.
First of all, we are looking for companies who…
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Added by Advanced International Networks on August 5, 2013 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Collect Freight Shipping

When you receive ocean freight shipping quotes online, it is often understood that the shipper who is exporting the freight is generally going to be paying for the transportation. Typically the freight is prepaid before going out. But sometimes in international shipping, there is another payment option called freight collect. This is the…

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Added by Steven Lerner on August 1, 2013 at 4:06am — No Comments

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