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5 Courier Services World Records

1. The longest postal delay

In 2008 a guest house owner in Dorset named Janet Barrett received a letter from 1919!

The mystified hotelier read:

Dear Percy,

Many thanks for the invitation, be delighted. See you on the 26th December.

Regards,

Buffy

It was delivered in a plastic bag, affixed with a note from the Royal Mail, who apologized for the 89 year delay. Although the service also apologized for any damage to the letter,…

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Added by Darren Bush on June 29, 2015 at 3:26pm — No Comments

How Freight Forwarders Can Help Your Company

In the coming year, there will be new transportation hurdles that will challenge supply chains everywhere. How they overcome these challenges will be the ultimate freight test.

By 2016, the expansion of the Panama Canal will be complete. While this will open up new trade possibilities, it also will come with massive changes. The extra room in the Panama Canal will result in larger vessels called New Panamax and Post New Panamax. The…

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Added by Steven Lerner on May 29, 2015 at 4:16am — 1 Comment

Belgium, refrigerated logistics is our speciality.

In search of powerful added value in the deep-frozen food product supply chain? That is assured at Frigolanda! The company wants to actively cooperate with the customer in continually improving the logistical processes. “Great flexibility and constructive partnerships in the long term contribute to the…

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Added by Vangoidsenhoven Koenraad on May 25, 2015 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Discount for Shipping to the Port of Antwerp

The maritime shipping industry is trying to reduce their carbon footprint. Everyone from carriers to freight forwarders are doing their part to be green. There is a recent law in certain parts of the World that states that vessels must maintain certain low sulfur requirements. Since these emission laws are in place for a few months now, it appears…

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Added by Steven Lerner on May 22, 2015 at 4:14am — No Comments

US Dollar Improving Trade

As the value of the US dollar increases, so does the economic might of the US economy. A great example of this might is with the trading of goods to the US. A stronger US dollar will raise ocean freight shipping rates for transporting goods and it increases the types of services available to supply chains for moving those goods to the US.

The Journal of…

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Added by Steven Lerner on May 19, 2015 at 4:10am — No Comments

New Shipping Fees in Brazil

Shipping to Brazil has always required great logistics knowledge and working with the right freight forwarder. The shipping expenses have always been costly in Brazil and a slow economy in that nation is adding to the financial problems that await shippers. It seems now there is another financial roadblock for shippers going to or from Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro, which is the…

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Added by Steven Lerner on May 15, 2015 at 4:14am — No Comments

Zakian Surveyors & Loss Adjusters L.L.C Worldwide Surveyors, Inspectors, Loss Adjusters, Claims Handlers

Zakian Surveyors & Loss Adjusters L.L.C

Worldwide Surveyors, Inspectors, Loss Adjusters, Claims Handlers, Maritime Flag State Inspectors, Vessels Classification Surveyors, Marine / Cargo/ Insurance / P&I Surveying.

1-Surveys, Inspections, Loss Adjusting, Claims Handling / Handlers, Adjusting, Condition Surveys, Evaluation, Estimation, Confirmations, Verification of Conformity ( VOC ) , Document of Compliance ( DOC ) , Risk Assessment, Risk Management,…

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Added by Masoud Zakian on May 13, 2015 at 8:43pm — No Comments

What Belgian Cold Stores can do for the storage of deep-frozen and cooled foods

BELGIUM, THE TOTAL LOGISTICS PARTNER FOR TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED PRODUCTS

The perfect approach for all food that must be…

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Added by Vangoidsenhoven Koenraad on May 13, 2015 at 3:06pm — No Comments

An interview with a Belgian Cold Store Owner.

YOUR FROZEN PRODUCTS CONDITIONED STORAGED AND PACKAGED AS REQUIRED

BVBVK Member “Barias” from Roeselare guarantees…

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Added by Vangoidsenhoven Koenraad on May 4, 2015 at 4:41pm — No Comments

YOUR PRODUCTS …. “IF THEY HAVE TO BE COLD...”

The Belgian Cold Storage warehouse “Vanden Avenne Vrieshuis” uses the know-how and experience…

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Added by Vangoidsenhoven Koenraad on April 29, 2015 at 12:06am — No Comments

Bigger is not always Better in Shipping

Bigger does not always mean something is better. And more of something does not always mean something is better either. The same can be true of the international shipping industry.

The Journal of Commerce and Hellenic Shipping News both recently reported about bigger and more vessels and the rise of shipping alliances. And both publications report that the combination of these things could be strangling worldwide trade.

Bigger ships are…

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Added by Steven Lerner on April 28, 2015 at 10:26pm — No Comments

REFRIGERATED LOGISTICS IS OUR SPECIALITY

In search of powerful added value in the deep-frozen food product supply chain? That is assured at Frigolanda! The company wants to actively cooperate with the customer in continually improving the logistical processes. “Great flexibility and constructive partnerships in the long term contribute to the…

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Added by Vangoidsenhoven Koenraad on April 25, 2015 at 9:35pm — No Comments

The Biggest Investment for Ports might be with Highways

It is no state secret that our maritime shipping services require a massive upgrade so that the US can properly handle freight and compete with the best nations in global trade. There are also larger vessels roaming the seas, and our ports need to be able to handle them.

The American Association of Port Authorities recently released a report suggesting that the US needs to make heavy investments into transportation in the future. In…

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Added by Steven Lerner on April 24, 2015 at 4:25am — No Comments

Demurrage and Detention Charges

If you want to keep your ocean freight rates down, then you must ensure timely pick-up and drop-off of containers at the terminals. Otherwise, you will be hit with demurrage and detention charges. Demurrage can occur when a container, filled with the cargo, sits at the terminal for a time longer than what is permitted during free time. Detention…

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Added by Steven Lerner on April 17, 2015 at 4:20am — No Comments

BELGIUM, THE BEST CHOICE FOR COOLED AND DEEP-FROZEN STORAGE

Van Soest Coldstores NV from Rijkevorsel is a company leading the way in the storage of deep-frozen products. It has no fewer than seven freezing tunnels with which it can freeze fresh products in under 36…

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Added by Vangoidsenhoven Koenraad on April 16, 2015 at 6:51pm — No Comments

YOUR GOODS, STRAIGHT FROM THE SHIP INTO OUR STORAGE SPACE

With large areas of cooling and freezer space and an excellent access to Europe via…

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Added by Vangoidsenhoven Koenraad on April 15, 2015 at 9:54pm — No Comments

BELGIAN COOLING AND FREZING HOUSES DELIVER ANY PRODUCT SUPPLIED JUST-IN-TIME

The first Belgian cooling and freezing houses appeared after the First and Second World War. Different companies still operating today have their roots in those years.

The last ten years have seen major changes in the purchasing habits of the consumer. Individual consumer packaging is…

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Added by Vangoidsenhoven Koenraad on April 14, 2015 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Terminal Handling Charges

Sometimes a shipper might look at their maritime shipping invoice and notice a fee called a Terminal Handling Charge. For veteran shippers, this fee might be a common occurrence. For a novice shipper, there might be some questions about what this fee is all about. Terminal Handling Charges, also known as THC, is a fee paid during the shipping process. Most shippers pay the fee through their freight…

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Added by Steven Lerner on April 9, 2015 at 3:49am — No Comments

Landed Cost

Determining landed cost is an important part of how trading for commodities work. Essentially, landed cost equals the total expenses paid by the importer when the cargo arrivers. There are numerous elements that will comprise the landed cost, including the shipping fees with the freight forwarder, fees related to business risk and even staffing expenses.

Examining the different components…

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Added by Steven Lerner on April 7, 2015 at 2:37am — No Comments

Suez Canal Expansion

The Suez Canal is a major maritime transportation passage between Europe, Asia and Africa. If you need to ship cargo by ocean freight shipping through that part of this world, this is where it usually travels through. For over one hundred years, vessels would have to travel through the Suez Canal, one direction at a time. This was because the Suez Canal was only…

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Added by Steven Lerner on April 3, 2015 at 9:37pm — No Comments

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