International Shipping & Freight Forwarding Blog

Ship Small Loads Efficiently With Freight Consolidation Services

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Mon, Apr 02, 2018 @ 11:13 AM

As an experienced freight forwarder, we understand the needs of the common shipper are ever-changing. What never seems to change is the need to move goods efficiently in terms of both shipping speed and cost. At ETC International Freight System we take these needs seriously.

Every week we see a great variety of commercial goods, vehicles, and household shipments shipped to and from world destinations. Believe it or not, they all have something in common. The shipment is part of a consolidation service for less than a container load (LCL) and will benefit in both cost and time from a consolidation method of shipping.

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Tags: International air freight, Air and Overseas Cargo Transport, Ocean Freight Shipping

How Freight Consolidation Can Save Time and Money on your Next Shipment

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 @ 12:41 PM

Current currency trends have been favoring product exports from the US to international destinations. Many US based shippers are seeing their goods becoming more affordable to foreign buyers and are looking to export more goods overseas.

While their exports may be increasing, it is not necessarily enough to fill an entire shipping container, making it most financially responsible for the shipments to be shipped on a freight consolidation basis.

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Tags: International air freight, Ocean Freight Shipping, freight forwarder services, freight consolidation

Learn The Secrets of Air Freight Shipping from an Experienced Freight Forwarder

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Mon, Sep 11, 2017 @ 10:48 AM

Whether you are an importer taking advantage of our strong U.S currency to purchase from overseas and get your shipments expedited or an exporter with the right products meeting the needs of the broad overseas market places, you may consider using air freight shipping and consolidation services to rush your orders where it is needed most.

Here are some of the basics of what you need to know before utilizing air freight shipping services.

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Tags: International air freight

How to Avoid The Most Common Mistake in Freight Shipping

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 @ 02:49 PM


There is a recurring theme in the shipping industry that needs fixing. As a veteran of more than 30 years in this industry, I have seen this happen many times.

Suppliers provide their buyers the boxes dimensions, but, they do not always specify the pallets’ dimensions. Such information may not be known before the shipping takes place & may not reflect on the packing list, so it's easy to see why it happens so often.

However, if you want to avoid delays and more of those "unforseen" challenges and costs, I suggest getting your arms around a process to ensure this doesn't happen to you.

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Tags: International air freight, Freight Rates, Ocean Freight Shipping

How to Use Air Freight Services for Shipping to Saudi Arabia

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Tue, Mar 29, 2016 @ 02:34 PM

Shipping to Saudi Arabia with Air Freight Services is a big deal, but it doesn't have to be complicated - so how is it supposed to go, and what do I need?

It is a wonderful day in Southern California! It's in the 70's, the sun is shining, the sky is blue, and you just got your order confirmation in for a big export to Saudi Arabia! The cargo is about ready & now it's time for the fun stuff - the delivery of your goods to your customer, and the exchange for a bump in sales.

Here's what you do next.

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Tags: International air freight, air freight forwarding

New Airport Security & How It Affects International Shipping Services

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Mon, Jul 07, 2014 @ 04:09 PM

How does the new airport security challenges affect your overseas shipping?

SITA is the information technology firm that the global airline industry uses to help with business development and some security issues when relating to various technologies. The airline industry (including international shipping services like ETC Freight Forwarding Systems) depends on SITA for their communication network and it is this communication network that is now effected by new overseas shipping and international travel security solutions.

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Air Freight & International Shipping

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Mon, Dec 16, 2013 @ 03:03 PM

Air Freight & International Shipping. More Competitive Financing Drives Airliner Delivery Growth

Information partially pulled from ain sourcing - Air Transport Perspective » 


Belgium taking delivery of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner financed by a vast array of funding mechanisms.

For new aircrafts whether for domestic or international markets, airlines will continue to receive financing for new planes purchase. According to Boeing the options for financing such as bonds will facilitate growth.  The report, released in London on December 10, said that while export credit agency funding will decline in significance in the coming years, the industry will see a more even balance among carriers’ use of bonds, leases and loans from banks and capital markets. The one growing trend internationally involves the use of asset-backed bonds called enhanced equipment trust certificates. Boeing expects capital markets to account for 14 percent of all aircraft financing this year (down slightly from the 15 percent forecast in its previous
), compared with just 3 percent in 2010. It expects the rate to increase to around 22 percent next year.

New passenger aircrafts adding freight capacity benefiting freight transport for known shippers.

“Realignment and balance are the words that best describe 2014’s aircraft financing environment,” said Kostya Zolotusky, Boeing Capital’s managing director of capital markets development and leasing. “We anticipate adequate financing at reasonable prices as the industry works to respond to balanced global customer demand and an accelerated replacement cycle resulting in higher fuel prices.” Boeing projects that 2014 will see airliner deliveries reach a total value of $112 billion.

Air export

According to Zolotusky, airlines are benefitting from the entry of new banks into the aircraft-financing sector to offer alternatives to established finance sources. Similarly, a more competitive environment in the leasing sector has developed where several new players challenge the dominance of what constituted a field of just five major participants 10 years ago. “Balanced” global air travel demand and an aircraft replacement market increasingly influenced by the economic case for operating more fuel-efficient equipment are driving those
trends, said the report. Nonetheless, Boeing has also seen an increase in financing for user aircraft that previously might not have met the criterion.

“We continue to watch how global monetary policies could potentially impact aircraft finance,” concluded Zolotusky. “However, we believe the industry is well positioned for the outcomes of inflation, higher interest rates or a combination of both. Asset portfolios are excellent inflation hedges and current all-in aircraft financing costs are at historical lows.”

 Air Freight & International Shipping

ETC International Freight System handling specialized cargo for Rodriguo of Korallen Design. Import with immediate re-export via air freight, the commodity: Live Coral & Fish (between 800 – 1000 kgs ) Shipment Type: Import / re-Export In-Bond (Receive & transfer within 24/36 hours)

Imported routing: Indonesia / CGK →Sydney / SYD→ Los Angeles / LAX→ Mexico City / MEX; ETC takes over once cargo arrives in LA.  We process the Customs Immediate Export & USDA
Clearance, In-bond transfer from Qantas Airlines to Aeromexico Airlines.

1st shipment 07/31/13 2nd shipment 11/15/13 3rd shipment 12/17/13

Korallen Design (Rodrigo) División del Norte 1327. Col. Santa Cruz Atoyac Del. Benito Juarez, C.P 03310, Mexico D.F.









Air Freight Import and Export by ETC International Freight System

We are IATA licensed, having rate agreements with all major airlines in North America & coupled with similar agreements signed by our overseas associates, enhancing our competitive edge. Whether choosing our most economical service via our scheduled weekly consolidations, direct daily service for your most urgent orders, or, a door to door service exclusively handled through our network of established freight agencies, ETC Intl Freight System has your suited service ready for takeoff.

Enhance partnership with our customers with tracking of your shipments with the airlines around the world & proof of delivery (POD) from our overseas agents. ETC Intl. Freight System’s consolidated rates are designed especially to keep prices aggressively low. ETC Intl. Freight System’s interactive web-based tracking system gives you the added confidence of knowing the precise location of your cargo.


Useful Information

Air Cargo Height Restrictions

  • Passenger airplane Maximum height: 64 inches
  • Cargo Airplane Maximum height: 96 inches
  • To calculate air freight volume L x W x H in inches divided by 366 = weight in kilograms
  • To calculate actual weight in pounds to kilograms divided pounds by 2.2046

 To access our wholesale air freight rates, please go to and populate the quote form or email us at with the following information

  1. Name
  2. Origin / destination
  3. Mode of transport (air or ocean)
  4. Telephone number
  5. Email address
  6. Product being shipped
  7. Size (L x W x H)  and weight per box
  8. Number of boxes
  9. Tentative shipping date

2014 is our 30 years mark for ETC International Freight System. We have ocean & air freighted over a 1000 commodities and like Rodrigo or Korallen Design, we invite you to get your next rates and shipment through our freight network.


Air and Ocean Shipping Rates



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Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Mon, Oct 21, 2013 @ 11:45 AM

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International shipping,Trucking,Transportation, Sequestration,

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 @ 11:03 AM

ETC International Freight System

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Tags: International Shipping, International air freight, Overseas Shipping, Maritime, Shipments, Trucking, United States, Freight Forwarders in California

Air Freight Fowarding, Ocean Shipping

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Tue, Feb 19, 2013 @ 12:15 PM


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Tags: International Shipping, AIR, ocean shipping, Auto Export, International air freight, air freight forwarding, Asia, Logistics