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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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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Why Cargo Insurance Important

Why is Cargo Insurance Important ?

Numerous hazards weigh on the items during their routing, including theft, loss, damage, etc. These risks can be covered by the carrier's civil liability as well as by an insurance contract carried out by the shipper who utilizes its services. Sometimes regular (accident, fire...), sometimes extraordinary (strike, theft...) events. In fact, it is to the shipper's best advantage to insure his products given the exclusions and liability restrictions placed on transportation providers. Learn about the various insurance options available to you so you can safeguard your business, your logistics plan, and your flow of goods.

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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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