Top 10 Cargo Shipping Myths Debunked

Top 10 Cargo Shipping Myths Debunked

Shipping cargo can be a complex and overwhelming process, and there are many misconceptions that circulate about how it works.

In this article, we will debunk some of the most common myths about international freight shipping that we heard from our clients and provide a clearer understanding of the industry. Whether you are a business owner who needs to ship goods abroad, or you are simply curious about how cargo is transported around the world, this article is for you. 

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How to Choose and Negotiate the right Incoterms

Shipping: How to Choose and Negotiate the right Incoterms?

Incoterms are a set of trade rules established by the International Chamber of Commerce ("ICC") that are used in international sales contracts. The purpose of Incoterms is simple: to establish a standardized logistics terminology to prevent confusion and disagreements between international buyers and sellers. Incoterms are not mandatory rules, but in order for them to have legal effect, they must be explicitly incorporated by the parties into their contract.

In the following article, we will describe their basic features and how to use them for all modes of transport.

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FOB (free on board) Vs CFR (cost and freight) Incoterms explained

FOB (free on board) Vs CFR (cost and freight): Incoterms explained

For both buyers and sellers, the transportation of goods for international trade naturally involves costs, but also risks, which are shared by each party to the contract in varying proportions. This is why Incoterms were created : it is a kind of insurance that aims to protect buyers and sellers during transport links and transfers of goods. This tool was created by the International Chamber of Commerce and is the contraction of the English words International, Commercial and Terms (IN-CO-TERMS). In short, Incoterms designate a contract, signed between different parties (buyers and sellers), in the framework of commercial exchanges.

In this article, we come back to two incoterms applicable exclusively to maritime transport: FOB and CFR.

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What should I do if my shipment get stuck in customs ?

Today it is common to make purchases in foreign online stores: the latest generation Smartphone, that “invention” without which you cannot live or any other interesting item at a good price, but the shipment does not arrive… and at that moment we ask ourselves: Will my package be held in customs?

As a buyer, before making a purchase you must inform yourself of the taxes and expenses that can be assumed for purchases made outside the country since there can always be extra expenses in tariff concepts plus processing costs.

When you go shopping, keep these things in mind to calculate what the package is really going to cost you, since it is not very pleasant to receive these scares when you are about to receive something that makes you very excited.

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How Calculate Shipping Costs when Selling Online

How to Calculate Shipping Costs when Selling Online?

In this fiercely competitive retail climate, it is crucial to give your consumers the best shipping rates. Customers shouldn't be guided through the entire purchasing process only for them to abandon their basket at the last minute due to expensive shipping costs. Shipping costs have a significant impact on consumers' purchasing decisions.

In order to help you determine the optimal shipping prices for your company, we go through both of these points in detail in this piece. Let's start now.

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How logistics emerged post covid-19

How logistics emerged post covid-19?

Logistics companies connect firms to markets by providing various services, including multimodal transportation, freight forwarding, warehousing, and inventory management. They are important for global manufacturing, which is complex and multi-location. It is imperative to keep the flow of goods so that critical supplies can get where they are needed. The global logistics industry faces its biggest challenge. The COVID-19 outbreak has increased the importance of supply chains in responding to needs in real time and in the transportation of goods, whether in managing the increase in online retail demand or maintaining the supply of medical supplies and fresh products. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that logistics needs to evolve to build stronger supply chains. We all depend on them to achieve food security, health and stability, as their mission is to keep people safe and businesses operational, while customers adapt to the new challenges.

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