Every day, businesses big and small find themselves facing unanticipated delays at the border. These delays can be a nuisance at best and a supply chain nightmare at worst. They are frustrating, stressful and costly – and they’re also avoidable. The most common reasons for delays: Incomplete or incorrect documentation is the most common reason… Read more : Are your shipments being held up at the border?
With increasing pressure to reduce costs, understand new regulations, and deliver products faster, there’s no doubt there are a lot of issues shippers have to deal with in the management and execution of today’s supply chain. Today’s shippers need relief as well as flexibility more than ever and many are now asking themselves, “To outsource or… Read more : Advantages of a 3PL Relationship
According to The Weather Channel: Hurricane Matthew will significantly impact the southeastern United States coastline late this week into the weekend. All interests from Florida to coastal Georgia and the Carolinas should continue to monitor the forecast closely and make necessary preparations for a hurricane. Those in eastern Florida should make those preparations as soon as… Read more : Hurricane Matthew’s U.S. Impacts
In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation week, we’re saluting trucking heroes. These drivers excel at one of our nation’s most important and demanding jobs, and they definitely deserve our appreciation! In this posting, we have highlighted some of the top trucking trends that take an in-depth look at what it means to be a… Read more : 2016 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
Globalization, competition and growing complexities in the marketplace have made it more difficult for companies to get a handle on their ever-expanding supplier networks. Clear visibility to your entire supply chain is challenging but also more critical today than ever before. Do you feel there are gaping holes in your supply chain or between your… Read more : Transparency is More Important than Ever
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, companies that export are 17 percent more profitable than those that don’t. While all customer transactions carry some level of administrative overhead, sales to companies and consumers outside of the United States require additional paperwork including correct labeling to ensure goods arrive at the right place at the… Read more : Freight Forwarders Ensure Your Shipments Arrive Timely
Global Affairs Canada issued its notice to importers on the 2016-2017 Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) for Wheat, Barley, Wheat products and Barley products imports, which have become accessible as of August 1, 2016. The 2016-2017 Wheat products and Barley products tariff rate quota (TRQ) opened on August 1, 2016 and attracted a lower duty rate. Once the… Read more : Are you importing wheat, barley and their products into Canada? If so, the Canadian government has new rules you need to know.
Having an efficient logistics strategy is an important part of any business that deals in the import/export of goods across borders. Devaluing the importance of transportation can lead to unnecessary delays and financial encumbrances. Freight forwarders serve as the missing link in the logistics communication, ensuring a safe and timely delivery of the goods. They… Read more : Freight Forwarders Provide Transparency for Global Logistics
Industry terms relating to Freight Forwarding: FMC – Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is in charge of governing vessel operators and non-vessel operators such as NVOCC’s and Freight Forwarders. Freight Forwarder – freight forwarder, forwarder, or forwarding agent is a person or company that organizes shipments for individuals or corporations to get goods from the manufacturer… Read more : What makes a great Freight Forwarder?
When you import goods to the United States, it is important that you adhere to certain guidelines set by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The importers need to accurately assess and declare the value of goods to the customs authorities before the arrival of the consignment. To ensure compliance, the officials may confiscate,… Read more : Importer’s Valuation Guide: How to Determine Customs Value for Duty