Category Archives: Ocean Freight Shipping

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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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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New Shipping Fees in Brazil

Shipping to Brazil has always required great logistics knowledge and working with the right freight forwarder. The shipping expenses have always been costly in Brazil and a slow economy in that nation is adding to the financial problems that await … Continue reading

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The Commodity that the US Exports More than Imports

Poultry, the second most popular type of meat in the world, is a major factor in US international trade. Despite the growing US trade deficit, in which the US imports more than exports, poultry is a commodity that bucks that … Continue reading

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Shipping Machinery to Hawaii

There is something glorious about the Marjorie C ship. Shipbuilding company VT Halter Marine, located in Mississippi, owns this shipping vessel. There are over 25,000 metric tons on this ship, making it the largest vessel owned by VT Halter Marine. … Continue reading

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