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How Does Your Cargo Move When in the Air?

Discover How Your Merchandise Travels To Its Destination

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Over the course of one calendar year, airline transports report over 52 million metric tons of goods being shipped through their airlines annually. Cargo averages about 9% of airline revenue.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) deduces that, in 2018, the value of merchandise carried by air transport will exceed over $6.2 trillion. As a whole, this represents about 35% of global trade by value, though it still accounts for less than 1% of world trade by volume. Overall, this equals around $6.8 trillion worth of merchandise being shipped in the sky every year. That’s $18.6 billion being shipped via air freight a day! read more

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Less-Than-Load Shipping: What Is It and When Should I Use It?

Discover the Advantage of LTL Shipping and How It Can Maximize Efficiency

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What is LTL Freight Shipping?

If you are regularly shipping cargo, whether it is domestically or internationally, you will likely come across many shipping terms with which you may be unfamiliar. Whether you have heard it before or not, if you are planning on shipping cargo between 150 lbs – 15,000 lbs, you will likely come across the term “less-than-truckload” when reviewing your transport options. Commonly stylized as LTL, this term refers to cargo that is too small or does not weigh enough to fill up an entire shipping truck trailer. read more

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Do You Know How Your Cargo Moves Overseas?

Learn More About The Movements of Your Liner Shipping Containers During Transit

A liner ship, if you are unfamiliar with the term, refers to a cargo ship that has the capability of transporting warehouses (yes, plural!) of merchandise. The goal is to maximize efficiency when transporting goods by using one ship for a myriad of companies. Currently, there are over 6,000 containerships in play, with about 400 companies offering liner services around the world. Many of these ships were built in 1980 and will travel the distance from earth to the moon practically ten times! That’s nearly 2 million miles! read more

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The Basics of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States

Importance of the HTSUS in the Import/Export Industry

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The Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, aka the HTSUS or HTS, is an important manual used in just about every import or export transaction that occurs. Sometimes known as the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated (HTSA), this government-issued document is created by the Office of Trade Affairs and Trade Agreements of the USITC and is regulated by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency. read more

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Most Important Documents for the Transport of Cargo

Import/Export Services Require Appropriate Transport Documents

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Behind all international import/export transactions are important documents that detail all the information relevant to the parties involved, including the terms of the transport for cargo. One important group of these documents is known as the transport documents. The company organizing the transport, such as a shipping line, air cargo carrier, trucking company, or freight forwarder, typically issues this paperwork. read more

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Are You Familiar With the PGAs Involved with Import/Export Services?

Learn More About Partner Government Agencies and Alphabet Agencies

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If you are regularly importing goods into the United States, you might be familiar with the CBP – officially known as the US Customs and Border Protection agency. They are a United States Government law enforcement agency, whose main goal is to protect and maintain the integrity of our national borders. read more

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Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: Does It Affect Your International Imports?

Everything Foreign Manufacturers Need to Know About AD/CVD

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In order to successfully import goods to this country, there are a number of rules and regulations that must be met. There are different organizations assigned to oversee various aspects of the import/export industry, such as the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency. Other agencies that assist with regulating foreign imports are the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Department of Commerce (DOC). read more

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Do You Know The Right Marine Freight Container For Your Shipping Needs?

Discover the Recommended Uses of Common Standardized Shipping Containers

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The trade industry is responsible for providing us with an incredibly valuable service: shipping and delivery. All over the world, import and export services allow for international trade and distribution of merchandise and goods ranging everywhere from high-end luxuries to everyday necessities. read more

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What Is C-TPAT and How Can It Benefit International Trade?

The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism and What It Means For Your Shipping Business

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The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary program run by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The name may be a mouthful, but the program works to make the shipping industry a safer place for everyone involved. Together with some of the major players in the shipping industry, such as importers, carriers, manufacturers, licensed Customs Brokers, and logistics agencies, the CBP works to combat terrorism internationally. read more

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Discover How Freight Containers Shaped Intermodal Transportation

The History of Containerization and Its Impact on The Shipping Industry

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Have you ever wondered how the everyday shipping process used today came to be? 62 years ago, the modern shipping container was introduced, revolutionizing the freight industry and forever changing the way goods were shipped.

The idea of using some sort of box to hold items throughout their journey wasn’t exactly new; the idea started to arise around World War II when pallets were used to transport military resources. However, it was not until the 1950s when American trucking entrepreneur Malcom P. McLean introduced containerization, a method that changed the shipping industry forever. read more

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