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Wednesday , April 24 2019

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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Why hire a Freight Forwarding Company

If you are going to be moving and need help with freight forwarding, the best thing for you to do would be to hire a professional company to take care of things for you. When you do this, you are taking away from the time that you will spend forwarding …

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The Secrets to Successful Freight Forwarding

There are hundreds of freight forwarders in the USA alone. Some are globally recognized, some are locally strong and others who are small start up local providers. While we all agree that the size of the freight forwarder may not be the main factor in landing a customer, there are …

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How to become a Freight Forwarder

Between 2008 and 2018, employment of freight and cargo agents is expected to grow by 24 percent its 2008 national numbers of 85,900, reports the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As part of this occupational growth, freight forwarders coordinate international multimodal transportation related to logistics, pricing, insurance, warehousing, trade customs, …

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Tips to Save Money on Freight Shipping

1. Consolidate multiple freight shipments Many customers don’t realize that by bundling freight shipments this is an easy way to save money.  For each hundred KGS of freight, rates become lower and lower.  For example, by combining two 200 KG shipments into one 400 KG shipment, you can significantly lower …

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Tips for choosing Right Freight Forwarder

1)      Understand your internal requirements – know what you specifically will need before you even begin looking for a forwarder. Determine what mode of transport and what specific services you will need and what volume you plan to ship before contacting a forwarder. This is the “help me help you” …

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What is Bill of Lading

The bill of lading is an important document. It acts as a receipt for goods, a contract of carriage, and may act as a document of title (if order bill of lading). Take the time to make sure the bill of lading is filled out completely and correctly, since this …

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General Freight Tips

It is ALWAYS advised to label your freight with the pick-up and delivery locations to combat the misplacement of cargo. Changing the delivery information once a shipment is in transit could result in additional fees due to re-consignment of the goods. It is important to communicate any changes with your …

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Freight Packaging Guidelines

1. Products/items should always be safely contained within a box, carton, crate, or other protective container. Carriers will not pick up loose items, (ie: sofa wrapped in plastic). Shipments consisting of multiple boxes each weighing over 200 lbs, or heavy machinery or equipment, should be securely placed on a pallet …

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