International Shipping & Freight Forwarding Blog

34 Years In International Freight Forwarding: Personal Touch Matters

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Tue, Aug 07, 2018 @ 10:41 AM

In our 34 years of international freight forwarding we've seen a lot! From the Cryogenic machines originating in the Ukraine and shipping to the USA, to water irrigation system exported to Algiers, North Africa, and to the flurry of importers shipping their wares from China to the US to be sold on Amazon... Countless cars and motorcycles shipped to Hakata, Japan and many other commodities to Europe or the Middle East... 

ETC International Freight System has been able to come up with unique solutions to meet your  needs, no matter how complex.

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Communication is Key in International Freight Shipping

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 @ 03:52 PM

The logistics of freight forwarding and international shipping for the every day layman shipper is multifaceted. In a commerce environment, which is constantly evolving with new technologies and innovations, improving the freight processing and the quality of services that we provide remains a challenge.

Our blogs are designed for the shippers with a no-nonsense approach, trying to convey in a concrete manner what shippers need to ship successfully. However, what blogs will not convey is the interactive aspects between shippers and their international freight forwarders. In any interaction, whether shipping or taking a walk in the park for the first time with a new friend, temperament and communication skills are vital.

In other words, behavior matters, and it takes two to tango.

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Personalized Shipping Solutions Come from a Personal Touch

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Mon, Apr 30, 2018 @ 09:56 AM

I am telling you.., this freight forwarding job isn’t boring. I have always felt that I needed to provide useful shipping information to my readers and our existing shippers.

You would think that 30+ years on the job would subdue my enthusiasm, but it definitely has not! Currently, our freight forwarding air import department has been handling weekly air freight shipments of machinery coming from of all places, Kiev, Ukraine. These shipments are air freighted, cleared through the US Customs, and dispatched all over the US with inland deliveries duty paid.

Disclosure: some opinions on this blog are mine alone. Any relation to any living or breathing thing is purely coincidental.

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Tags: Specialty Freight, family-owned freight forwarders