The USMCA: How the NAFTA Renegotiation Could Affect All of Us

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The Trump administration’s NAFTA renegotiation, called the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), may have some very real effects on citizens in the next few years. Trump toyed with the idea of backing out of NAFTA entirely, but things panned out diplomatically, and the three countries have negotiated a new deal that must be ratified … Read More

How to Decide Between Air and Ocean Shipping

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Do you realize how much we benefit from the shipping industry? If we didn’t have ocean or air shipping, our world would be a lot less convenient. Are you trying to decide between the two? Don’t worry! Let’s examine some factors to consider when choosing between air and ocean shipping. Consider Costs … Read More

5 Things You Need to Know About Customs Bonds

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Getting ready to start importing your goods? Before going through with it, make sure you know the requirements about U.S. customs bonds. Why is this important? For starters, these bonds are a key element of international trade. They can help you to increase compliance and protect your business from fines and delays. … Read More

How Blockchain Technology is Revolutionizing the Logistics Industry

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Many businesses need great transportation partners to keep growing. We know that a mistake in transport can turn into a nightmare. Our industry has changed and there is always room for improvement. It looks like the latest technology available has not improved logistics’ efficiency. This reality may change soon because the new … Read More

What to Look for in Freight Forwarding Services

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By 2020, the total U.S. ton-miles of freight will be about 5.77 trillion. To succeed in international business, you must use the best freight forwarding services. Unfortunately, many business owners don’t know what to look for to know if they have the best. Freight forwarders help prepare your shipping documents and give … Read More

What are the Requirements to Ship a Dog?

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Are you considering a move to another state or country? Of course, if you have a dog, then you want to make sure that they travel in comfort and style while meeting all the necessary shipping requirements. The cost to ship a dog will vary according to your pet’s size and your … Read More

What You Need to Know About CTPAT Changes

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Did you know that in 2014 the total value of U.S. imports and exports were $2.19 trillion and $1.45 trillion respectively? If you want to take your business to the next level, you know you have to play the import and export game. However, everything involved in commercial shipping can turn into … Read More

5 Tips on Shipping Dangerous Goods Internationally

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If you’re shipping dangerous goods, you need to take extra precautions to be safe and to abide by regulations set forth by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and other agencies. After all, you don’t want your goods tied up in customs for no good reason. You also don’t want to be … Read More

What You Need to Know About International Freight Shipping for 2018

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Looking to take care of your business logistics? International freight forwarding is always a great option. We know shipping is an important element of your business. Having options helps you stay up-to-date on your inventory. Matching your shipping needs with the right company lowers your shipping costs and gets your merchandise to … Read More

E-commerce Is Changing the Global Shipping Industry

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We live in an e-commerce world. Consumers, with the mere click of a mouse (or tap of a finger), purchased almost 2 trillion dollars worth of goods worldwide in 2016. Any company shipping goods must comply with all customs regulations. As the global e-commerce industry expands, global shipping becomes the linchpin by … Read More

5 Trends in the International Freight Industry

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It’s without a doubt- the shipping industry is forever evolving. In more recent decades, we’re seeing constant change thanks to the emergence of technology. It may seem that as soon as you get familiar with one practice or protocol, it changes. Nevertheless, most are quite beneficial to freighters. It’s good to be … Read More

Do I Need to Hire a Customs Broker?

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In 2016 alone, the total value of U.S. imports and exports was close to $5 trillion. Some of that value comes from services, but goods account for the lion’s share of both imports and exports. The thing that all imported or exported cargo have in common is that it passes through customs. … Read More

What Does a Customs Broker Really Do?

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  A customs broker is a type of commercial broker who focuses on shipments and the transfer of goods across borders. This requires a specific set of skills and benefits people who ship goods across geographic lines. Here’s an inside look at a customs broker. What Is a Customs Broker? To work … Read More

5 Must-Know Facts About International Commercial Shipping

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International Commercial Shipping   The commercial shipping industry is huge. Millions of products are shipped worldwide on a daily basis. Still, most of us know little to nothing about the process. Even as one of the world’s oldest industries, commercial shipping is still very relevant to businesses who ship their products overseas. … Read More

How 3D Printing Affects the Future of International Air Freight Forwarders

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The phenomenal strides in modern technology have made life easier for humans. Engineering geniuses have invented how to minimize manual labor by using robotics and microchips. Telecoms replaced telegraph and made communication instantaneous. The latest innovation in printing is mind-boggling in its awesomeness but bad news for some sectors. The 3D printing … Read More

Factors that Affect the Cost and Timing of Your International Shipment

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Globalization has made it possible for small businesses to compete with huge corporations, both local and abroad. Decades ago, only big-named corporations were capable of shipping their products to foreign entities. This changed with the advent of technology and population explosion. Now, even uprising entrepreneurs can expand their businesses in other countries. … Read More

How to ship goods to arrive on time and in good condition

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Imagine having to physically transport your international freight shipments all by yourself, and to a different destination or drop off points. Life can be dreadfully exhausting if that’s the case. Luckily, shipping goods and merchandise all over the world has been made easier thanks to the help of international freight forwarders. Multitudes … Read More

The Significance of Accurate Container Weight Information during Port Inspection

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The emergence of International Freight Forwarders has vastly improved the transactions involved in the trading and shipping industries. The process has been a lot better since international freight and customs forwarders ensure smooth freight forwarding operations. The shipping needs of companies, corporations and businesses have relied on the expertise of International Freight … Read More

A Look at the International Freight Industry for 2015

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The progress and development of the international freight industry highly depends on the movements within the U.S. economy. This year growth in the U.S. has greatly influenced the increased business of freight forwarders. This goes without saying that there aren’t any challenges ahead because despite the U.S.’s rise in economic power, the … Read More

Freight Forwarders for Your Business Shipments

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Why use the services of a freight forwarder? If you’re looking to send shipments to other countries, thousands of miles away from the point of origin, then you’ll need the assistance of a freight forwarding company to make the transaction as smooth as possible. One of the key benefits of utilizing the … Read More