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Explaining Demurrage vs. Detention With Simple Examples

  For an importer-exporter, the words “demurrage” and “detention” both mean the same thing in the end—fees. Of course, these two types of penalties are distinctly different. Not understanding what...

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Ocean Freight, how-to

Shipping for Chinese New Year - Best Practices

  The Chinese New Year (CNY) is based on the Lunar calendar, so dates change year by year. The CNY is celebrated not only in China, but in other Asian countries like Cambodia, Thailand, Japan and...

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Ocean Freight

How Problems at Ports Could Hold Up Your Ocean Freight

On Monday, March 19, 2018, two Hapag Lloyd ships collided while berthing at the port terminal in Karachi, Pakistan. The stunning video of massive containers tumbling into the sea is a reminder of how...

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Ocean Freight

Reduce Freight Price With These 4 Capacity Tips

Capacity rules the shipping game, really. The cost of finding room for your cargo on the optimal channel could be high, depending on factors such as the time of year and popularity of the route....

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Ocean Freight

Why Spot Rates Can Be Better Than Contracts

Many people believe that the best way to get the lowest shipping rates is to sign a contract with a freight forwarder. For many services that we use daily, like our mobile phone services and magazine...

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For Shippers, Ocean Freight

Intermodal Shipping Containers: A Story Over Time

Throughout history, several achievements have dramatically improved supply chain: Finding the sea route to India in the 15th century, invention of steam ships in the 19th century, or establishing...

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Ocean Freight

How many standard pallets can fit in a container?

Picture this: the holiday season is right around the corner, and you need to bulk up your inventory with a large purchase. The products are packed in pallets, and you need to choose whether to pay...

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Ocean Freight, International Trade

Interactive Infographic: International Shipping - All About It

If you’ve ever mused that global trade is a huge, complicated process – you’re not alone. And yet, technology is allowing companies to more easily source products from other countries and have the...

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Ocean Freight

6 Ways to Optimize Ocean Freight Cost

For business owners, searching for ways to cut costs is second nature – and optimize freight costs is an excellent place to bring down operational expenses. Navigating the world of international...

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