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Terms associated with ocean freight shipments

What are NMFC codes

If you’re considering shipping with LTL – or have already decided to do so –, NMFC codes are definitely something you want to know about. By being informed of the freight class of the items you are …

What is a cargo agent

What is a cargo agent A cargo agent is one of the most important parties involved in ocean freight. The paperwork, fees, laws, and import procedures etc. vary from country to country and from …

Freight consolidator

What is an international freight consolidator? An international freight consolidator is an operator who uses the carrier as a vehicle. He groups goods from a range of individual exporters into a …

What is SOIVRE?

Do you aspire to land in the Spanish market? Do you want to make a profit on your products with less stress? Then you need to know about SOIVRE. It is SOIVRE’s responsibility to ensure that products …

What is a Container Freight Station or CFS?

CFS shipping is an essential concept in B2B logistic businesses. In this article, we will discuss a container freight station in its use. We’ll be explaining the meaning of this term and how it …

What Is Anti Dumping?

Typically, dumping is a situation of international price discrimination. This is usually when the price of a product sold in the importing country is lower than the price of the goods in the market of …

Top 5 Things to Consider When Shipping Break Bulk

Did you know that the shipping industry deals with 90% of the planet’s trade? In the United States alone, more than 49 million tons of cargo are transported daily. Yet most people don’t know much …

What is the EORI Number?

CEOs and business owners hoping to grow their companies internationally must be familiar with the EORI number, a numbering system. Companies with suppliers based overseas will also need to understand …

What is Freight Forwarding?

SHIPPING PROCESS PHASES SHIPPER - EXPORT/IMPORT CUSTOMS CLEARANCE ORIGIN HANDLING - EXPORT HAULAGE - ORIGIN WAREHOUSE ORIGIN PORT OCEAN FREIGHT DESTINATION PORT DESTINATION …

LTL vs FTL ground shipping

Whether you’re a first-timer in inland freight or an experienced shipper, you have probably landed here hoping to receive some guidance on the notoriously complicated industry-specific jargon. This, …

What is intermodal

What is intermodal Intermodal is an international transportation method that involves several different modes of transportation: ocean freight, air freight, rail, trucking, etc. According to the …

LTL shipping

What is LTL shipping LTL shipping refers to less-than-truckload shipping and is used for ground freight shipments whose volumes do not fill up an entire trailer. With LTL shipping, shippers only pay …