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Packaging standards for shipping companies

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UN Performance packaging standards for shipping companies It is imperative that shipping companies do not forget that there are certain UN performance packaging standards that came into effect in January 1991 and that any shipping company wishing to ship potentially hazardous materials should make sure that they are in compliance …

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Pictorial markings

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Pictorial markings Another potential issue that can become apparent during freight shipping is the fact that the cargo may be handled by those who do not speak either the language of the country of origin or destination. It is also a possibility that the cargo may come into contact with …

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Guide for Shipping Mark

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In the big business of shipping it is obviously extremely important for those handling cargo to be able to identify what they are dealing with and to take the appropriate measures necessary to ensure safety and ease of transport. In order to make certain that the handlers are able to …

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Pricing of Air Freight

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  Pricing of Air Freight Due to the on-cost of carrying any surplus kilos on an aircraft, weight (not volume) is the main basis on which air freight rates are charged. Only if you have an oversized item does size become a key factor in pricing. Air freight forwarders have …

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Multi-Modal and Inter-Modal transport are same.. or not?

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Intermodal – is the movement of cargo from origin to destination by several modes of transport where each of these modes have a different transport provider or entity responsible, each with its own independent contract.. Multiple carriers contracted to fulfill a single journey..           Multimodal – is the movement …

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Advertising and Promotional Tips for freight industry

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Advertising and Promotional Opportunities Shipping and Freight Resource is a multi-award-winning website featuring educational articles, news, and executive insights into the shipping and freight industry.. Our content helps millions of readers understand the technicality, the latest developments, and trends in the industry making us one of the most visited shipping and logistics media outlets …

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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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What are Crating Services?

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  WHAT ARE CRATING SERVICES? Crating services make crates to protect freight while in transit. Crating is considered the best way to protect many types of freight. While some shippers prefer to make their own crates, shippers having valuable goods transported tend to prefer to have their crates made by …

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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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FREIGHT BROKER & 3rd Party Logistics (3PL)

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CAN A FREIGHT BROKER ALSO BE A 3PL? A freight brokerage can also act as a 3PL (3rd Party Logistics provider) that provides logistical support to businesses, helping them streamline their supply chain and reduce shipping costs. A 3PL can take on the role of a shipping department for the …

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Information about “Billing Adjustment”

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  A billing adjustment is an additional charge for services issued after a freight shipment has been delivered. When there is a discrepancy between the freight information provided by the customer at the time of the quote versus the freight information determined by the carrier during transit, a billing adjustment …

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Mandatory details required for hazardous cargo

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The transportation of hazardous goods both locally and internationally are subject to various regulations depending on the origin and destination country.. The entities undertaking the transportation of dangerous goods must strictly adhere to these regulations.. For intermodal transport, these rules and regulations may be related to transport within a political or …

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Why partial truckload shipping services?

Everyday across America semi trucks with flatbed trailers, dry van trailers, and any other of the numerous types freight and equipment transporting specialized trailers travel highways, interstates, city streets and rural roads to deliver millions of pounds of freight daily. These trucks keep the economy moving, they keep businesses with the supplies and equipment …

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