International Shipping & Freight Forwarding Blog

How to Move Freight from One Foreign Country to Another Without Breaking a Sweat

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 @ 12:54 PM


Importing doesn't always include actually importing.

Most people, when they think of the term, "import," they think of goods coming into the US from other countries. And although that isn't incorrect, it misses a significant portion of you, because many are moving products from one country to the next, without any stops in the US.

This is a story of about how we coordinated an import from Italy to Kuwait, 100% orchestrated by a US-based company and their freight forwarder (us). 

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Tags: exporting, importing, freight forwarder

How to Avoid the Woes Associated with Shipping Hazardous Materials

Posted by Sean Chartier on Thu, Jul 23, 2015 @ 05:00 AM


Who knew we had so many hazards in our lives?

Hazardous shipments come in a lot of different forms, from the obvious, like chemical compounds and paints to the maybe not-so-obvious like perfumes we spray in our faces and the alcoholic spirits we drink.

If you're shipping an automobile or motorcycle, you MAY avoid calling it hazardous, but only if you follow the strict guidelines, such as draining enough gasoline before packing it up. Do you remember our blog article about specialty shipping services where we touched on the race car we helped ship? They had to separate everything to avoid dealing with one large hazardous sea freight shipment.

Yeah, but what about my Tesla? There's no gasoline in there, so does it qualify? Actually, electric vehicles are most DEFINITELY treated as hazardous cargo because of the self-contained lithium ion batteries.  So, although it may not seem intuitive at first, when you're shipping something overseas, you'll want to ensure you're following the proper guidelines, so you can avoid any unnecessary complications.

Even shipments having only a very small quantity of hazardous contents need to follow the proper regulations.

So, what does this mean for you? Many shipping lines have their own, self-imposed regulations outside of other governing agencies, and if your'e not careful, your shipment could be rejected by the port itself. So, rather than deal with the woes as they happen, here are some things to consider and take care of prior to pulling the trigger.

 

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Tags: International Shipping, Shipping Made Easy, Air and Overseas Cargo Transport, freight forwarder, Hazardous Cargo

International Freight Forwarding vs. Shipping: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Annette Leahy on Tue, Jan 06, 2015 @ 08:41 PM

International freight forwarding and shipping are commonly used terms, and the differences between the meanings of each are subtle to a degree, with some overlapping functions involved in the processes.  For instance, both have in common that they involve:

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Tags: freight forwarder, International Freight Forwarding

Domestic to International Ocean Shipping (Intermodal issues)

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Thu, Aug 15, 2013 @ 12:54 PM

Fear Among Agricultural Shippers that they will not access the new Kansas City terminal of the BNSF.

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Tags: EXPORT FREIGHT FORWARDING, Global Logistics, freight forwarder, Freight Forwarders in California, Freight Forwarders in California, Auto Shipping, Household Moving, International Freight Shipping

International Shipping, Trucking

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Mon, Apr 01, 2013 @ 04:13 PM

ETC International Freight System

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Tags: EXPORT FREIGHT FORWARDING, Shipments, ocean shipping, Global Logistics, Overseas Shipping, freight forwarder, Freight Forwarders in California, Supply Chain, Freight Rates, customs manpower, Container Fleet

International Shipping, Transportation, Weather

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Fri, Feb 15, 2013 @ 11:57 AM

ETC International Freight System

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Tags: International Shipping, Global Logistics, AIR, ocean shipping, Overseas Shipping, freight forwarder, Trucking, United States

International shipping, Freight forwarding in California,

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Fri, Feb 08, 2013 @ 03:32 PM

ETC International Freight System

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Tags: Overseas Shipping, International Air Freight - Global Logistics, Maritime, Ocean, International Shipping, freight forwarder, International Shipping

International Shipping, Port News

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Mon, Jan 28, 2013 @ 02:00 PM

ETC INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT SYSTEM

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Tags: International Shipping, EXPORT FREIGHT FORWARDING, International, AIR, Ocean, ocean shipping, Auto Export, freight forwarder

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING, ILA LABOR NEGOTIATIONS

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 @ 10:34 AM

ETC INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT SYSTEM

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Tags: International Shipping, Shipments, Maritime regulations, ocean shipping, Overseas Shipping, International air freight, freight forwarder, Freight Forwarding, Logistics + Economy

International Shipping, North America-South America

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Wed, Jan 23, 2013 @ 02:47 PM

ETC International Freight System

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Tags: International Shipping, International Air Freight - Global Logistics, EXPORT FREIGHT FORWARDING, AIR, ocean shipping, Auto Export, International air freight, freight forwarder, Freight Forwarders in California, AIR, China