09 June 2023
What are Pallets and Palletizing in Shipping?
Pallets are flat structures used in cargo ships to support goods or containers, allowing for efficient stacking and storage. They are essential to facilitate the movement of large quantities of goods.
22 May 2023
Demurrage and Detention Charges: What's the Difference?
Both detention and demurrage refer to charges imposed for the use of shipping containers or other equipment. These charges are imposed when containers are used beyond the allotted free time provided by the carrier/ terminal operator. However, the difference between the two charges depends on the location of the container at the time of delay.
28 April 2023
How to Get an Export License in the US | Process, Types, and Exceptions
The government imposes restrictions on the export of commodities from the United States. These restrictions state that only shippers with an export license can transport certain items overseas.
10 March 2023
Difference Between NVOCC and Freight Forwarder
A non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) is a shipping company that acts as a freight forwarder but does not have its own vessel. The carrier is the middleman between the shipper and various shipping lines. It offers consolidation services as well as negotiates the rates with the carriers.
08 February 2023
Shipping from China to the US - A Brief Guide
China is known to be the biggest manufacturer of goods in the world. It has trade relations with various countries and ships to many, including the United States of America.
25 January 2023
Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Explained
In attempts to secure the global supply chain of the United States after the 9/11 attacks, the country took steps to safeguard all shipments entering the border of the US from weapons of mass destruction. One of the steps taken was to establish CTPAT or Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism.
12 January 2023
Freight Forwarder vs. Shipping Agent: What Are the Differences?
All shippers worldwide must complete specific tasks for hassle-free shipments. These shipping-related tasks include setting up trade and financial documents, negotiating freight contracts, tracking cargo movement, custom clearances, transportation, and port inspections, among other tasks.
09 January 2023
Understanding International Traffic in Arms Regulations
International Traffic in Arms Regulations, or ITAR, is a system regulating the manufacturing, selling, and distributing of defense and related articles listed on the United States Munitions List, also known as USML.
07 December 2022
Over Dimensional Cargo
The use of standardized pallets and containers has enabled importers, exporters and logistics providers to conveniently ship and store a wide variety of goods. However, not all types of goods can be transported using these means as they might be too large to be transported. Such goods are categorized as over dimensional cargo.
02 December 2022
Let’s Talk About Standard Pallet Sizes
When goods are loaded into or unloaded from trucks, ships or other modes of transport, they need protection against shocks, impacts and other causes of damage when moving along the supply chain. Moreover, they also need to be able to be stored and handled with ease throughout the shipping process.