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To Understand Import Business process

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Since you want to enter into the business of importing, you NEED to know, you HAVE to know, you WANT to know how the whole process works.. 1. Don’t just be content knowing only what happens with your shipment or business, know the whole process.. This way, if something untoward …

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Freight Tools : Over Wrapped

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Over Wrapped Over wrapping is not necessary for some items, but can be a real cost saver in certain situations. Materials used for over wrapping include: cardboard, plastic, canvas, etc. Use this method of packing for items that are not easily damaged or items that cannot be scratched or marred.

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Last or FinalMile delivery

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WHAT IS LAST MILE DELIVERY? Last or FinalMile delivery is the opposite of FirstMile service. Opposite from inspecting or removing goods at pickup, the goods are installed or set up at the time of delivery. The service may also include removal of the packaging and any carries upstairs.

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Maritime Industry

In this article we unpack the difference between Maritime, Shipping, Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain and how it is all connected, starting with some simple definitions of these terms.. Maritime Industry = anything related to the ocean, sea, ships, navigation of ships from point A to point B, seafarers, ship …

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Freight Forwarding BPO

BPO DEFINITION – BUSINESS PROCESS OUTSOURCING (BPO) is basically outsourcing some of the non-essential internal business activities and operational process to a contracted third-party service provider thereby transferring responsibilities to perform as per agreement. In Freight Forwarding & Shipping industry, there are lots of coordination and data entry work required …

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Benefits of Selecting an Independent Freight Forwarder

Benefits of partnering with an independent freight forwarder There are many questions to ask when deciding on whether to choose a large multinational freight forwarder or a small independent freight forwarder for international and domestic logistics and freight services. This post will go through the question of “Why Choose an …

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Starting Export and Import Business Guidelines

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Starting Export Business Guidelines The main objective to present “How to Export Guide“, is to help Export Import community to understand the practical process of starting a Export Import Business. “How to Export Guide” has been especially designed for start ups, small- and medium-sized enterprises that are considering diversification in …

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Expectation from a Freight Forwarder

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Freight forwarders handle the shipment of freight across several carriers and modes of transport. A freight forwarder will arrange carriage—from origin to destination—contracting with carriers that will handle the freight as well as processing any necessary paperwork. Typically, freight forwarders are hired to handle international freight shipments. What to Expect …

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What is MAWB?

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MAWB is the abbreviation of Master Air Waybill is the most important document issued by a carrier either directly or through its authorized agent. It is a non-negotiable transport document. It covers transport of cargo from airport to airport. By accepting a shipment an IATA cargo agent is acting on …

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How to Start a Small Freight Business

Millions of tons of textiles, food, equipment and raw materials are hauled across the highways of the United States every year. No matter what the current state of the economy, freight will always need to be hauled. Thus, starting your own small freight business can be a stable and lucrative …

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Freight Forwarding Service

Freight forwarding is a service used by companies that deal in international or multi-national import and export. While the freight forwarder doesn’t actually move the freight itself, it acts as an intermediary between the client and various transportation services.  Sending products from one international destination to another can involve a …

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Air Freight

Air freight parcel delivery is the transfer and shipment of goods via an air carrier, which may be charter or commercial. Such shipments travel out of commercial and passenger aviation gateways to anywhere planes can fly and land. The Advantages of Air Freight Shipping The express shipping options of air …

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Compare Shipping Rates

Shipping rates differ considerably between carriers depending on origin, destination, and package size, among other things. The only way for you to know if you are truly getting the best shipping rate for your money is compare rates between the carriers   Know your options. With many national carriers, each …

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Minimizes your shipping expenses

1: Shipping bulk items: Possibly they can be shipped ‘knocked-down’ and re-packed to take up less space, which enables you to fit more cargo in a 40’ container.  Additionally, if shipping the same mix of cargo on a regular basis, investigate the packing plan for how the good are packed …

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Questions before contacting an International Freight Forwarder

1)      What are my incoterms with my supplier or my buyer? At what point does my responsibility and liability of the cargo begin or end? 2)      What mode of service do I need? Do I need port to port, port to door, door to port, or door to door services? …

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