How to Import Cargo from 1,000+ Miles Away W/ 3PL Companies

How to Import Cargo from 1,000+ Miles Away W/ 3PL Companies

Time to delegate! When buying products located far from your base of operations, it’s often easier, more cost effective, and less risky to pass over control of logistics planning and execution to a licensed freight forwarder – somebody who can handle the...
Moving from Australia to USA with a Freight Forwarder

Moving from Australia to USA with a Freight Forwarder

Why NOT a freight forwarder? Not everybody thinks of a freight forwarder as being the best resource for moving household items overseas. Most people don’t think of freight forwarders at all, because there’s already a group of movers out there dominating...
The Global Economy is Impacting Your Freight Shipping Costs

The Global Economy is Impacting Your Freight Shipping Costs

Lessons from a 30-year freight forwarding veteran: With the US currency doing well, forwarders & shippers alike have experienced a surplus of imports. Yes, the value of the dollar impacts trading in a big way. The shift is quite telling of the conditions of...
You’re Importing from China the Hard Way!

You’re Importing from China the Hard Way!

Do you know whether you’re importing from China the most cost-effective and risk-diverse way possible? US importers have a very important choice to make when purchasing from their overseas supplier. The term of of an importer’s purchase (FOB China departure port...
5 Important Factors to Consider when Importing from China

5 Important Factors to Consider when Importing from China

  So, you’re thinking about importing from China, are you? Or, perhaps you already are, and want some pointers? There’s a lot to think about when you’re importing from China. Cost is always an issue, but it’s much more complicated than...

Import shipments delays & congestions at the ports

USA Import less than a container load advisory For importers expecting less than a container (LCL) shipments, most container freight stations (CFS) dealing with the Los Angeles, Long Beach ports have implemented a congestion surcharge on all containers imports from...

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