What Would Happen If Trucks Stopped?
The trucking industry has often been called the “backbone of the US economy,” and it’s not without reason. The US economy is heavily dependent on trucking transportation methods to move consumable goods and keep supply chains alive. But what would happen if trucks stopped? What would happen to the economy?
What Is Multimodal Transportation?
Multimodal transport is often also called combined transport, refers to the movement of cargo using at least two different modes of transportation, while under a single contract. Meaning that the carrier is legally responsible for the entire freight journey.
What Is Freight Collect and Freight Prepaid?
The freight forwarding process can be pretty complicated, especially with the number of documents that are required in shipping. There are many different terms involved, and some of them can be confusing. This blog goes over the terms “freight collect” and “freight prepaid,” which are often used in conjunction with the two terms “FOB Origin” and “FOB Destination.”
The Categories of Cargo
In the world of logistics and freight forwarding, almost anything can be shipped from its origin to a destination. But different types of cargo require different methods of transportation. This blog goes over some common cargo categories, like general cargo, bulk cargo, and special cargo.
The Unfortunate Cost of Freight Forwarding: Port Charges
The cost of doing business in the freight forwarding industry can be significant at times, especially since freight rates are still quite high, and extra added costs are the last thing any freight forwarding company needs. However, there are many types of port charges that are also an unavoidable part of shipping, and those costs can accumulate easily.
Cargo Damage During Transportation: What Happens Next?
The shipping process involves multiple parties, and is long and arduous. Therefore, shipments always run into the risk of being damaged during transportation. From unpredictable weather conditions down to the smallest human error, there is a lot of room for error.
A Guide to the Power of Attorney Shipping Document
What is a POA shipping document? How do you obtain one? What information is required on the POA document? Who can authorize a POA? Is a POA necessary in the shipping process? These are all questions that this blog answers.
What Is Container Stuffing and Container Stripping?
Container stuffing and destuffing is more complicated than what meets the eye. There are guidelines that need to be followed for container stuffing, and both have to be executed carefully to ensure the safety of the cargo being transported.
Is Your Package Stuck in Customs? Let’s Talk Clearance Delays
Have you ever seen the term “clearance delay” under a package or shipment’s custom status? When a package or shipment gets held up at customs clearance or the border, its status will show that it’s under clearance delay, which is never good news for the delivery process.
What is Last Mile Delivery?
In the shipping process, the last leg of the operation is referred to as last mile delivery, which is a service that moves the cargo from its distribution centre to its final destination, either a brick and mortar retail store, or often times the door of the customer who purchased the product.