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Customs Broker | Everything you need to know for US Customs Clearance

What Is A Customs Broker And When Do You Need One?

A customs broker is a private individual, an entity, or a corporation licensed to assist international traders in complying with all the federal laws, rules, and regulations related to the import and export process. Read More

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What is a Customs Bond

Customs Bond | What is it & Why do Importers need one

Custom Bond is a contractual agreement between three parties - the Importer of Record, the surety bond company that issues the Customs Bond, and the US Customs & Border Protection (CBP). It is designed to ensure faster customs clearance as it guarantees the CBP the payment of any additional import duties, taxes, or fees that need to be assessed. Read More

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Inland Container Depot (ICD) - Meaning & The complete process

Inland Container Depot (ICD) - Meaning & The complete process

An Inland Container Depot (ICD) is a container storage facility situated in the hinterlands, away from any major port. Shipping companies use ICDs to store and move containers before and after transporting them to the seaport. Read More

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Container Yard (CY) A guide to International Shipping

Container Yard (CY) | A Guide To International Shipping

Container yards are vast spaces, used to accommodate containers before they’re packed with consignments and shipped to the port. The purpose of having a container yard is not to take up too much of the valuable space at the port and create a separate space for their storage and maintenance. Read More

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Dunnage Meaning, Types & Usage in Shipping

Dunnage | Meaning, Types & Usage in Shipping

Dunnage is a commonly used term by industrial packaging technicians in the shipping industry. While transporting manufactured goods, dunnage is an inexpensive material that helps to load and secure all the items transported by ship, road, or rail. Read More