International Shipping & Freight Forwarding Blog

Shipping Motorcycle Parts Overseas Is Easy With An International Freight Forwarder

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Thu, May 31, 2018 @ 04:24 PM

As an international freight forwarder located in Los Angeles, California, ETC Intl. Freight System is often tasked to import and export goods to and from East Asian countries like China and Japan.

ETC International operates out of any US port or airport, and we can schedule a pick-up from any inland points within the US. Recently, we've worked with a number of shippers that deal in parts - for vehicles and machinery namely. 

When designating their international freight forwarding company, shippers must make sure of their aptitude and experience, particularly when shipping oversized/overweight cargo like vehicles, machinery, and parts. 

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Tags: Ocean Freight Shipping, Vehicle shipping

Packaging Pitfalls with Air and Ocean Freight Shipping

Posted by Dimitri Malinbaum on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 @ 11:50 AM

With a weaker dollar, shippers’ requests to export are growing.

When US exporters ship, the international forwarders come across interesting shipments that can be rather large and heavy, which sometimes undermine air freighting over ocean freighting shipping methods.

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Tags: air freight forwarding, Ocean Freight Shipping, Specialty Freight, Oversized Cargo, packaging

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

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 Climate Change Affects Ocean Exporting

Posted by Daniel Shlifer on Tue, Apr 07, 2015 @ 07:37 AM


Importing and exporting by ocean is a major element of many businesses around the world. Do you own, operate or have a stake in a business that exports products overseas by container, using freight forwarding or other international shipping services?

If the answer is yes, then you might be interested in today's blog post about how climate change, global warming and the greenhouse effect may impact your business. Maybe sooner than you think. As with many blogs, we feel information is one of the best commodities you can have to help you build a business. In this case prepare for a changing world.

Would you like some more information? Here are some more articles written to help organizations that export using ocean freight services, air freight services, distribution & warehousing services:

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Tags: Ocean Freight Shipping

Ocean Freight Services: Everything You Need To Know

Posted by Daniel Shlifer on Fri, Oct 10, 2014 @ 07:30 AM

Knowing all ocean freight shipping options is half the battle.

Consider all the ocean freight service details below to better determine what fits best with your specific needs. Addressing as many of these details as you can will allow you to arrange the perfect ocean services that you can rely on shipment after shipment.

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Tags: Ocean Freight Shipping

International shipping to & from South America

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Wed, Oct 01, 2014 @ 04:06 PM

Why Peru?

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Tags: Ocean Freight Shipping

$0.00 Overseas Shipping to Nigeria Form M required

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Tue, Aug 12, 2014 @ 12:11 PM

Shipments originating from the United States destined to Nigeria

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Tags: Ocean Freight Shipping

Overseas Container Shipping & 10-year contract agreement

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Fri, Jul 11, 2014 @ 01:55 PM

Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co.

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Tags: Ocean Freight Shipping