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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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Heavy Machinery Fuels Milwaukee Trade

For many years, manufacturers near Milwaukee wishing to export their goods would run into a problem. It seems that it became very costly for many shippers to export out of this port. It in order to make it affordable for … Continue reading

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Terminal Handling Charges

Sometimes a shipper might look at their maritime shipping invoice and notice a fee called a Terminal Handling Charge. For veteran shippers, this fee might be a common occurrence. For a novice shipper, there might be some questions about what … Continue reading

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Port of Santos

The Port of Santos is located in the heart of Brazil. On paper, the Port of Santos is simply the 39th largest port in the World. While 38 other ports might be considered larger than the Port of Santos, they … Continue reading

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The World vs China: Steel Making

When it comes to producing steel, China is the lead nation. In total, China’s makes more steel than every other nation combined. This impressive feat has not helped China’s steel producers in their domestic setting. Steel demand is very low … Continue reading

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Basics of Incoterms

Perhaps you have heard of Incoterms. If you engage in international freight shipping, then you certainly have heard this term. It is important to understand the basics of Incoterms. By definition, the word Incoterms stands for International Commercial Terms. The … Continue reading

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Difficulty for Italian Food Exporters

The food industry comprises about 14% of Italy’s economy, and now it seems that this sector is going to be impacted by the economic recession in Italy. There are immense problems with food makers in Italy who want to sell … Continue reading

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How Restoring Relations with Cuba Impacts Shipping

For over 50 years, the US imposed a trade embargo, preventing the exchange of goods from the US to Cuba. In December 2014, with the Cold War long over, President Obama announced plans to recreate relations with Cuba, by re-establishing … Continue reading

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What a Slow Economy in China Means for Shipping

The days when China’s economy soared to new heights are long gone. The truth is that China’s economy has been very slow in recent times. In October, the World Bank lowered their expected economic forecast for China’s Gross Domestic Product. … Continue reading

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Why Ports Have Different Paperwork Requirements for Heavy Machinery?

Going through the trouble of transporting construction equipment overseas goes way beyond finding the right heavy machinery shipping rate for your budget. There are certain shipping requirements that must be fulfilled. One of those vital requirements includes providing the original … Continue reading

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