International Shipping & Freight Forwarding Blog

Why Clear Definitions between Consignees & Shippers are CRITICAL

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Fri, Apr 07, 2017 @ 04:47 PM

Don't lose your entire shipment over 3 little letters!

If shipping was not complex enough with customs, federal maritime commission, tariff filing, and transportation security administration regulations, we are CONSTANTLY stepping into pre-existing situations where lack of clarity in responsibilities between shipper and buyer are creating problems so major, that entire shipments are being abandoned.

This is exactly the choice a recent military base client of ours is facing. Somebody in the chain wasn't knowledgeable about who is responsible for costs related to delays from customs, and when a random intensive exam was assigned to them, all hell broke loose.

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Tags: customs clearance, Supply Chain, Incoterms 2010, Shipping Terminology & Teamwork

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 Freight Rates and Global Supply Chain Issues

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Fri, Mar 08, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

Dangling on the Cliff: Shippers Roundtable

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Tags: Supply Chain, Freight Rates