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Things to Avoid When Choosing a Freight Forwarder 1000 665 Transmodal

Things to Avoid When Choosing a Freight Forwarder

Choosing a freight forwarder who is reliable, offers competitive rates, and is a good fit for your business is no easy task. With so many freight forwarders in the industry, and so many factors that need to be considered, it can become an undertaking.

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What is an Ocean Bill of Lading? 1000 698 Transmodal

What is an Ocean Bill of Lading?

Definition An Ocean Bill of Lading (OBOL) is a legal document that represents a contract between a shipper and carrier of specified goods. The document acts as a receipt for the load of cargo, and as a legal contract between the shipper and carrier for their transportation.

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What’s the difference between gross weight and chargeable weight when using airfreight? 800 532 Transmodal

What’s the difference between gross weight and chargeable weight when using airfreight?

Definition What’s the difference between gross weight and chargeable weight when using airfreight? Those new to global trade and studying their first bill of lading may notice two weights for their shipment – the Gross Weight (GW) and the Chargeable Weight (CW). This applies to shipping via airfreight or ocean freight.

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Success Stories in Peru’s Garment Industry 1000 750 Transmodal

Success Stories in Peru’s Garment Industry

Peruvian Andean civilization has been producing high-quality cotton for more than 4,500 years. The Peruvian Pima cotton blend is well-recognized as a higher-quality, finer, softer, more durable fibre. Learn about the success stories in Peru’s garment industry.

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The State of Manufacturing Shifts from China to Vietnam. History of Asian Manufacturing 1000 666 Transmodal

The State of Manufacturing Shifts from China to Vietnam. History of Asian Manufacturing

Asia became a manufacturing leader during the 1960s, when Japan began exporting electronics and other retail merchandise. Twenty years later, South-East Asia became dominated by Japanese-owned manufacturing plants. During those 2 decades South Korea and Taiwan also entered the industry.

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Why Purchasing CIF or DDP May not be the Best for YOUR Bottom Line 1000 666 Transmodal

Why Purchasing CIF or DDP May not be the Best for YOUR Bottom Line

Free On Board or FOB is a legal term which specifies that the shipper owns the goods while in transit. CIF (Cost, Insurance, and Freight) terms mean that the seller merely assumes responsibility for said goods until they reach the port of destination.

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The 4 critical Logistical Challenges you need to know when selling via Amazon FBA 1000 666 Transmodal

The 4 critical Logistical Challenges you need to know when selling via Amazon FBA

What is Amazon FBA? FBA (Fulfilment by Amazon) is the unique system that gives the opportunity for almost anyone to get involved in selling merchandise without having to store or ship the items. With FBA, you have your merchandise shipped directly to a fulfillment center.

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The Panama Canal Expansion: Changing Industries and Markets. A Brand New World 1000 562 Transmodal

The Panama Canal Expansion: Changing Industries and Markets. A Brand New World

The Panama Canal expansion project is finally nearing completion after more than half a decade of work and an investment of billions of dollars. The third set of locks is scheduled to allow super-ships to pass starting on the 27th of June, 2016.

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Five Mistakes Importers Can Avoid 1000 585 Transmodal

Five Mistakes Importers Can Avoid

How to circumvent the pitfalls that can derail your international trade goals Global trade grew by 13.5 percent in 2010, marking the fastest-ever expansion in global commerce, according to the World Trade Organization. That represents a lot of transactions, and a lot of opportunities for things to go wrong.

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