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.
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.
Working in the logistics industry, the word “peak season” gets thrown around a lot as the summer months approach. Historically, the months for peak season are from August to October as back-to-school starts and a slew of holidays follow. As to why peak season occurs? Read on!
Shipping surcharges can be among the biggest reasons as to why your shipping costs increase dramatically. These surcharges are typically charged by private carriers when you ship an item and come in a variety of different forms. These different factors can quickly add up and make your shipping costs a lot more expensive than necessary.
Loose cargo refers to cargo that does not require packaging, cargo that is weirdly shaped and cannot be shipped within containers, or cargo that cannot be strapped down to a pallet. It requires the use of specialized trailers, and often refers to bulk shipments.
Deferred air freight may be a perfect option for shippers because they can diminish almost 40% to 60% of costs than a standard air freight.
In domestic and international shipments, wood pallets are almost always used. It’s a necessary element that ensures the safety of any cargo being transported. But wood pallets often contain living insects and larvae, which need to be terminated by heat treatments or fumigation before the pallets can be used in the shipping process.
Planning a big move? Want to send a car abroad? Questions like these fall under the topic of Auto Transport. Auto transport is simply the process of shipping and delivering your vehicle to wherever you want it to go. This may be a destination in another state or even abroad!
Flatbeds are used to transport cargo that cannot be loaded or unloaded from a dock, does not require an enclosed dry van, or does not fit inside the dimensions of a standard truck trailer. Forklifts and cranes can load flatbeds from all angles due to their design.