International Shipping & Freight Forwarding Blog

How to Make Shipping to Japan a Breeze

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 @ 01:10 PM


Shipping to Japan made harder

 

Receiving Accurate information from the shipper is the cornerstone to any trouble-free shipment. Unfortunately, even the smallest mistakes can be costly when it comes to international freight shipping.

We had a client recently where they did not accurately size up the height of their shipment, & ended up being 12” too high. To make it worse, we were shipping to a military base in an area that had many restrictions when it comes to freight.

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Tags: Asia, U.S. Exports

Shipping to Vietnam: 2 bumperless vehicles

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Tue, Oct 04, 2016 @ 10:23 PM


From Los Angeles, California to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam:

There doesn't seem to be a shipment type that causes more unnecessary stress for the owners of the cargo than when shipping autos of some kind. In a lot of ways, auto freight is a complicated undertaking, but when you've been in the business as long as I have, it's almost second nature.

We recently had a client shipping two trucks to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, from Los Angeles, California. Shipping a single vehicle is quite a bit different from when multiple vehicles are present, and not many people realize that. So, for those of you needing to ship multiple vehicles, I thought would help by showing what you need to look out for.

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Tags: Asia, Auto Export, Auto Shipping

5 Important Factors to Consider when Importing from China

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Tue, Oct 27, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

 

So, you're thinking about importing from China, are you? Or, perhaps you already are, and want some pointers?

There's a lot to think about when you're importing from China. Cost is always an issue, but it's much more complicated than that. There's logistics, customs, and dealing with folks who are going to help you move your cargo from one point to another.

Today, I'm going to talk about some of the more important pieces of the puzzle, so you can make the right choices for your international shipments.

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Tags: Asia, U.S. imports, importing from China

Ocean Freight Shipping Rates Increase for Asia to U.S./Canada Imports

Posted by Annette Leahy on Fri, Jun 07, 2013 @ 12:00 PM

As of Monday, July 31, 2013, United States & Canada manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers importing cargo from the Far East will incur an across-the-board general rate increase (GRI), as announced by freight shipping carriers.

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Tags: EXPORT FREIGHT FORWARDING, Asia, California Container Ports, Ocean Freight Shipping

Asia-Europe Rates Set for Stress Test

Posted by Annette Leahy on Wed, Mar 13, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Carriers are unlikely to stem the decline in freight rates in the Asia-to-North Europe trade lane any time soon, even if the general freight rate increases they plan to implement later this week boost spot rates for a few days.

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Tags: International Shipping, AIR, Ocean, Asia, Freight Forwarding, Auto Shipping

Shipping internationally, Global Logistics,TPM

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Mon, Mar 04, 2013 @ 02:23 PM

ETC International Freight System

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Tags: ocean shipping, AIR, ocean shipping, International Shipping, Freight Forwarders in California, Asia

Shipping International, Japan Rock the Boast on Trade

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Thu, Feb 28, 2013 @ 03:04 PM

ETC International Freight System

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Tags: AIR, Shipments, Auto Export, International Shipping, Freight Forwarders in California, Asia, China, Ocean

International Shipping, Ports & Carriers to FeelTriple Es

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Thu, Feb 28, 2013 @ 11:39 AM

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Tags: International Shipping, AIR, Ocean, ocean shipping, Asia, Freight Forwarders in California

Global Logistics, international shipping, Trans-Pacific

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 @ 10:19 AM

ETC International Freight System

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Tags: EXPORT IMPORT FREIGHT FORWARDING, Global Logistics, air freight forwarding, Auto Export, International Shipping, AIR, Asia

Global Logistics, International Shipping, Highway Funding

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 @ 03:05 PM

ETC International Freight System

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Tags: International, Global Logistics, AIR, air freight forwarding, ocean shipping, Auto Export, International Shipping, Logistics + Economy, Asia, China