What Are Some Tips For A Smooth Customs Clearance?

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The international trade industry is regulated with an assortment of trade laws. Each country has its own set of regulations that it implements in order to control the import and export of goods across national borders. If you happen to be a company that does business internationally, you need to be ...

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Feb 13 2019

Will The Shipping Industry Have Restrictions On Larger Vessels?

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On January 29th a meeting held by the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports, representatives for shipping container freights and representatives for trucking companies decried a proposal to limit larger container vessels to just one week. Opponents of the proposal cited the potential...

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Feb 12 2019

How Will Autonomous Trucks Impact the Freight Industry?

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Vehicle technology is changing rapidly, and perhaps nowhere faster than in the development of autonomous (self-drive) trucks. A number of successful tests have led many technology experts to believe that autonomous trucks will be seen on the roads before cars. In some ways the issues of programming ...

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Jan 17 2019

What is a Customs Bonded Warehouse and Why do I Need One?

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Enterprises preparing to transport goods into the United States, but not ready to sell the merchandise immediately need a customs-bonded warehouse for storing the goods. Mainly, because imported goods are vulnerable to Customs or border seizures.  Also, sudden changes in politics, economics, and le...

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Jan 11 2019

How Does the Winter Weather Affect the Shipping Industry?

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    As the winter weather approaches, those in the shipping, freight, and rail industry are beginning to think about how to prepare for the weather that is coming up. In terms of the time of year, the winter season is arguably the toughest when it comes to freight shipping. The cold temper...

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Dec 28 2018

Tech Advancements Offer Shipping Industry Enhanced Supply Chain Visibility

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When people hear the word holistic, they often think about progressive approaches to health and wellness. But those working in the freight industry are also taking a “so-called holistic” approach to supply chain visibility by utilizing the latest technological advancements. By integrating techno...

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Dec 10 2018

Blockchain Technology Comes to the Shipping Industry

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For decades, maritime engineers and supply chain specialists used nothing more than a pencil and paper to handle the flow of millions of items from one point to another. The advent of the internet age offloaded much of this work to software programs, but even the most sophisticated programs were ...

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Nov 26 2018

Shipping Costs at a Six-Year Low; Time to Shop for a Full Service Freight Management Company

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Shipping costs were at a six-year low in 2017, and with the continuing decline of freight costs, it may be time to look for a full-time freight management company so that you can concentrate on running yours. The Numbers Moore Stephens is a global shipping consultant who reported that total annual ...

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Oct 30 2018

Can Drones Play a Part in Freight Transport?

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Drones are no longer just big boy toys to fly around.  Commercial drones are now being considered for use in multiple industries, including that of cargo management. Companies handling freight transportation may want to investigate the potential for drone use in the delivery of goods, firefighting ...

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Jun 07 2018

Could Tariff Retaliation Harm the U.S. Shipping Trade?

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Many big players in the steel industry cheered at the announcement that steep tariffs were to be imposed on foreign steel and aluminum imports. With more limited competition from outside the country, these steel producers believed, their own profits were poised to soar. But while these tariffs may h...

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Apr 18 2018