September 2013 Blog Posts (11)

Weighing Containers

It is important that shippers try to accurately give the weight of their ocean freight shipments before departure. For example, weight is usually given for instant LCL shipping rates. Usually an international shipping container is weighed at the weigh station, which is in the terminal. There are times when containers are not weighed, and if the shipper…

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Added by Steven Lerner on September 26, 2013 at 3:36am — No Comments

Air Charter Service of Gauteng, South Africa will be at SuperCargoPros Africa 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa

Air Charter Service has registered for SCP Africa 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. This company will be taking advantage of the opportunities to meeting international freight forwarding professionals from all over the region and all over the world will be at this groundbreaking…

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Added by Arisara on September 24, 2013 at 9:21am — No Comments

Ocean Freight Fuel Surcharge

When you are shipping international freight, there could be several types of surcharges you encounter that requirement a payment. These surcharges are usually included in your ocean freight rate, but it depends on many factors such as the location and time of year. Most shippers are familiar with one fuel surcharge, the bunker adjustment factor. This is…

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Added by Steven Lerner on September 24, 2013 at 3:31am — No Comments

Hague Rules

Although international shipping has existed for centuries, the rules that regulate the industry are actually fairly new. The reason for the uniform rules is to ensure that carries and shippers are both honest with their agreements and that the same standard is followed around the World. The first major set of international rules to set that standard for proper ocean freight…

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Added by Steven Lerner on September 19, 2013 at 3:47am — No Comments

Holiday Season Shipping

Although the December holidays are not yet here, retailers in the US are currently importing a majority of their goods from overseas in anticipation of the upcoming holiday shopping season. This occurs every year around this time. And many of these retailers depend on the best freight forwarders to help make their international shipping as efficient as possible.

A new report suggested…

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Added by Steven Lerner on September 17, 2013 at 3:23am — No Comments

BLT Flexitank

Hi Guys,

Good day.

It's linda from BLT Flexitank, and I'm a freshman here, hope we can learn from each other.

BLT Flexitank Industrial Co., Ltd(BLT)was founded in United States.We are one of the leading manufacturers and exporters of flexitanks, dry bulk liners and IBCs in China. In addition, we can custom manufacture any type of packaging product to a customer's specifications.

 

We have a…

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Added by Linda on September 13, 2013 at 1:13pm — No Comments

MariTrans Shipping of Valley Stream, United States will be at SuperCargoPros Africa 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa



MariTrans Shipping has registered for SCP Africa 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. This company will be taking advantage of the opportunities to meeting international freight forwarding professionals from all over the region and all over the world will be at this groundbreaking…

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Added by Arisara on September 13, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Ad Valorem in Shipping

If you are shipping international cargo, it might be wise to brush up on your Latin. One Latin word that you might want to familiarize yourself with is ad valorem. In the international shipping industry, ad valorem plays an important role in factoring the ocean freight rate you are paying. Ad valorem translates in Latin to roughly the phrase “according to…

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Added by Steven Lerner on September 12, 2013 at 4:03am — No Comments

Chassis Usage Surcharge

After your container arrives at the port, the transportation process continues as the freight might be eventually moved to another location, including the destination. Newcomers to shippers might wonder how they can transport their containers by road. After all, sometimes it may not be practical to empty the container and put the cargo on the truck. A device known as a chassis is used for this purpose of moving the ocean freight…

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Added by Steven Lerner on September 10, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments

Protecting Against Container Fires

With the recent news of the Maersk Kampala, a vessel near the Suez Canal dealing with a prolific container fire, some shippers might be concerned about the possibility of their container setting on fire. Although no people were harmed, nearly half of the containers were damaged from the fire. Still, this news might scare a few businesses that ship…

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Added by Steven Lerner on September 5, 2013 at 3:55am — No Comments

Trade With Syria

With the threat of a possible conflict with Syria, some people are concerned about the impact that this news will have on US-Syrian trade and on shipping international freight. The truth is that US-Syrian trade has diminished in recent years. After a peak trade year between the US and Syria in 2010 (in which exports totaled over $503 Million and imports totaled over $429 Million), trade is…

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Added by Steven Lerner on September 4, 2013 at 3:38am — No Comments

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