How to Ship Freight Internationally

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 7, 2021 9:00:00 AM

International freight shipping is the movement of cargo across international borders. International shipping has distinct rules and regulations meant to guarantee the safety of exports and imports across the world. The two typical modes are air transport and ocean transport.  Each of these methods has its own advantages and disadvantages. It is up to the freight owner to weigh various options and make an informed decision.

Although many people see freight shipping as a complex process, it often depends on your preparedness and the people you are working with. In this article, we'll explain the basics on how to ship freight internationally. 

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Topics: Logistics Management, The Costs of Shipping, Truck Freight, Ocean Freight Shipping

What is Intermodal Shipping?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 6, 2021 4:30:00 PM

Intermodal shipping is the movement of freight using two or more modes of transportation. Using intermodal containers to transport goods allows a seamless shipment between trains, trucks, and cargo ships.

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Topics: Logistics Management, The Costs of Shipping, Third Party Logistics (3PL)

Overcome Supply Chain Hurdles

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 5, 2021 3:30:00 PM

Supply chain managers face unique challenges daily as they try to retain efficiency and effective operating methods amid the pandemic. Fortunately, there are different ways to deal with supply chain challenges. In this article, we’ll highlight a few ways you can overcome common supply chain hurdles. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Efficiency

Freight Forwarders vs. Freight Brokers

Posted by Port City Logistics on Nov 30, 2020 5:00:00 PM

If you’re an outsider to the shipping industry, it could be difficult for you to understand the more technical aspects of freight shipping. Two roles within the industry are freight forwarders and freight brokers, both of which play vital parts in moving your business’s items. In this article, we’ll break down the differences between freight forwarders vs. freight brokers and help you select the best option for your business.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics (3PL)

How Does Peak Shipping Season Affect My Business?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Nov 25, 2020 4:30:00 PM

 

The holidays can be a stressful time as it is. With all of the tight deadlines making life interesting as well as making sure that all of the details have been taken care of, it can make for an active time of the year. This time of year sees more emergency trips to the grocery store, hobby shops, and emergency rooms than almost any other period of the year. When combined with the peak shipping season, it can make life all sorts of interesting for more than just your personal life; it can have a serious effect on your business as well.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics (3PL)

What is Pick and Pack?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Nov 24, 2020 5:00:00 PM

With the rise of eCommerce, the way business works has become less transparent. When brick-and-mortar stores were the norm, it was easier to grasp the workflow for how products got purchased and delivered into the hands of consumers. In this article, we’ll break down the what pick and pack is.

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Topics: Warehousing

Why You Need Freight Brokerage

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 31, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Freight brokers are an important part of the shipping industry. A freight broker arranges shipping between a carrier and shipper to get your goods or materials to their proper destinations. While some people feel as if they can handle this process alone, others prefer the safer route of utilizing a freight broker’s connections. Safety, efficiency, and freight experience all make a broker an attractive option for those willing to make the switch. In this article, we’ll explain why you need freight brokerage to move your items.

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Topics: Truck Freight

Tips to Improve eCommerce Shipping

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 30, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Ecommerce shipping and delivery plays an essential role in the success of a business. After a customer has made an online order, they expect to receive the right products and on time. Improving your shipping experience increases customer satisfaction by getting products to customers safer and faster. In this article, we’ll highlight five tips to improve eCommerce shipping.

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Topics: Logistics Management

The Beginner's Guide to Ecommerce Shipping and Fulfillment

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 29, 2020 8:00:00 PM

Customer experience is vital in growing an ecommerce business. According to SaleCycle, 63% of customers strongly consider shipping speed a major factor when online shopping. Many small businesses may struggle to compete with hasty fulfillment and shipping speed; however, working with a 3PL can rectify this issue and help you compete with a larger business's fulfillment speed. In this article, we’ll explain a beginner’s guide to eCommerce shipping and fulfillment.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics (3PL)

Why You Need Customs Bonded Warehousing

Posted by Port City Logistics on Sep 28, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Customs bonded warehousing is a protected area where imported and exported goods are kept. The only difference between a custom bonded warehouse and non-bonded warehouses is the connection of the warehouse with Customs. In this article, we'll explain why you need customs bonded warehousing. 

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Topics: Logistics Management, Warehousing