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19 Shipping Terms Every Business Should Know

Learn to Communicate More Effectively With Shipping Companies

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Ever find yourself in a situation where you are dealing with a business practice you are unfamiliar with and you can’t understand any of the jargon being used? You are not alone! Many fields have a unique lingo that is used to describe industry specific items and occurrences. While it is not expected for you to be well-versed in the turns being used by your dentist, lawyer, or shipping company, it could be beneficial for you to brush up on some commonly used terms so you’re not left in the dark. read more

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US FMC Eases Ocean Transportation Rules

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The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has voted to amend its rules involving Service Contracts and NVOCC Service Arrangements (NSAs) in order to ease regulatory burdens and make the agency’s rules more consistent with how the ocean shipping business is now practiced. read more

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US Customs Bond: When You Need It and How to Obtain One

Understanding the Requirements for Customs Bonds To Import Goods Into The Country

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What Is a Customs Bond?

A bond is required by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for any party who imports goods or transports imported goods through the United States. It acts as a sort of insurance policy for CBP to ensure that they are reimbursed in the event the shipping party does not meet their obligations. This CBP bond is essentially a contract that is used to guarantee the requirements imposed by the CBP are satisfied. read more

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Another Fulfillment Job from A to Z

Cargo (basketballs) are picked up at the factory in China and shipped via ocean containers to our warehouse in Miramar. At our location we assemble the basketballs (inflate, individual packaging, & palletize) to be delivered to the final consignee in Miami as orders are placed. read more

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What Documents Are Required For US Imports?

Know What Is Necessary To Successfully Clear Customs

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Many businesses rely on goods imported into the US as a revenue source. Successfully clearing shipments through Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a necessity for importing into the US. It doesn’t matter whether you are a large corporation or a small business owner; the import requirements of the CBP apply to everyone. This means that cargo that crosses the border may sometimes be subject to duties and Customs clearance procedures. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, it is – assuming you don’t forget one of the documents and make a mistake that could cost you hundreds if not thousands of dollars. read more

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Are You Filing an ISF For Your US Bound Cargo?

What Information is Required to File Other Than IE & TE Shipments

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Will you be importing goods via ocean shipping into the United States? Then you will need to file what is commonly referred to as the “10+2” initiative. The Importer Security Filing (ISP) is a regulation enforced by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that states importers and vessel carriers need to provide electronic data to the CBP for all ocean imports. This is not the same as the CBP bond that is required for all in-bound shipments. read more

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Full Service Trucking Company Convoy Hires Former Uber Engineering Chief


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6 Tips For Finding a Fantastic Freight Forwarder

Learn What to Look For When Choosing A Shipping Company

Whether you are a new business or have been using logistics services for years, shopping for a new shipping company can be sometimes overwhelming! There are thousands of different companies out there, all looking for new clients. Before picking one, it is important to do your research and learn as much as you can about their company, shipping practices, clients, and more so you can make an informed decision that will benefit your company in the long run. read more

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PortMiami Wins USD 33 Mn in Future State Grants

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