Also commonly known as ground transportation, the term land transportation covers road and rail freight transportation. Shipping parcels across land involve either trucks or trains as transportation vehicles. What Is Land Transportation Mainly Used For? Domestic Shipments: While domestic shipping carriers often also offer air transportation, it’s not utilized all the time, especially when time […]
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?
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.
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.”
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 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.
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.
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.
Spot freight rates fluctuate depending on multiple participants in the market, such as suppliers, distributors, and brokers, so how should you get better spot quotes?