Companies with limited logistics infrastructure and experience with shipping often need guidance getting off the ground. The process can be daunting, with legal paperwork, fees and regulations creating a maze of details that scare many from doing business on a global scale.
iContainers has developed a new technology to simplify the reservation process of overseas shipping while eliminating hidden charges and bringing transparency to the shipping industry. The company pioneered the software platform that operates much like Expedia, Kayak and Skyscanner, travel sites that aggregate airline fares, hotel prices, and vacation getaways. iContainers does the same for shippers, giving customers the ability to peruse shipping companies and prices.
Industry watchers say these freight forwarders will make shipping less expensive because their margins are lower. Shipping lines will start dropping prices to better compete for customers. Businesses that shied away from importing and exporting will likely enter the market. And in the end, consumers might just see the price of goods – even luxury items - dropping. Online travel sites have changed how we travel, now it’s turn to see how online freight forwarders will change the way we do business internationally and how we shop.
iContainers will host a seminar and roundtable discussion at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16 at Banco Sabadell, 1111 Brickell Ave., 30th Floor ,aimed at helping businesses leverage supply chain resources in South Florida to import goods from Spain to the United States.
The two-hour seminar, which will be held in Spanish, will feature success stories from local companies already importing products, tips from iContainers, which offers air and ocean freight shipping, and financing information from Banco Sabadell and business organizations like the Trade Promotion Agency of Andalucia.
Who: iContainers, Banco Sabadell and the Spanish Trade Commission in Miami
What: How to Succeed Importing Goods Into the US (will be held in Spanish)
When: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 16
Where: Banco Sabadell, 1111 Brickell Ave., 30th Floor, Miami 33131
RSVP: Space is limited. To RVSP, call 305-964-8731 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Speakers: Immaculada Gutiérrez, Spanish Trade Commission; Carlos Hernandez, iContainers; Sergio Davo, Zumex Group; Pedro Gonzalez, Alsina Forms Co.; representatives from Vintae /Askari OH and Banco Sabadell.
"Customs duties play an important role in your international shipment. How they're determined and calculated varies from country to country"
Klaus Lydsal, vice president of operations at iContainers