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How Freight Forwarders Can Help Your Company

In the coming year, there will be new transportation hurdles that will challenge supply chains everywhere. How they overcome these challenges will be the ultimate freight test. By 2016, the expansion of the Panama Canal will be complete. While this … Continue reading

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Growing Trade in Africa

The key to growing Africa‚Äôs economy is with trade. Africa has a need for many materials from overseas, including heavy machinery shipping. Amina Mohamed, a popular international diplomat, has recently spoken about this very issue. She outlined the benefits and … Continue reading

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Port of Philadelphia Set for Growth

The Port of Philadelphia is situated on the US East Coast, in a hub where there are numerous other competitive ports in the region. In terms of overall tonnage, the Port of Philadelphia ranks about 25th overall in the entire … Continue reading

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Vietnam Expanding Machinery Trade

While both Vietnam and Myanmar are both near the same global region, it is often dominated economically by nearby superpower China. For Vietnam to build their economic power, they must improve trade relations with Myanmar. There was recently an expo … Continue reading

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Truckload Rates Increase

While trucking comprises the largest share of freight trucking in the US, with about 70%, the freight trucking rates are starting to increase. That means shippers will soon have to pay more for moving their cargo by truck. The Journal … Continue reading

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Discount for Shipping to the Port of Antwerp

The maritime shipping industry is trying to reduce their carbon footprint. Everyone from carriers to freight forwarders are doing their part to be green. There is a recent law in certain parts of the World that states that vessels must … Continue reading

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Importer Fraud Hurts Venezuelan Economy

Venezuela employs a currency controls program, which provides subsidized dollars to companies to import low-cost goods for their citizens. There is a large need in Venezuela for food and other goods to be transported through ocean freight shipping. However, most … Continue reading

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Smuggled Guns with Shipping of Machinery

Typically, when a shipper gets a heavy machinery quote, there are a few decisions. First, the shipper decides to ship their machinery in a container. And second, usually, there is only the equipment in that container. Federal officials recently found … Continue reading

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US Dollar Improving Trade

As the value of the US dollar increases, so does the economic might of the US economy. A great example of this might is with the trading of goods to the US. A stronger US dollar will raise ocean freight … Continue reading

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Trucking Earns Record Revenue

They say that by taking the temperature of the US trucking industry, you could properly evaluate the temperature of the US economy. And with the economy picking up momentum during the past years, it is obvious that trucking is improving … Continue reading

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