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

Foreign Trade Zone vs. Customs Bonded Warehouse

Posted by Port City Logistics on Sep 22, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The importation and exportation of goods is a lucrative business that comes with a number of challenges. Importers always have to grapple in choosing options that won’t jeopardize their businesses. They always look for alternatives that won’t require them to pay instant duty for storing goods. In this article, we'll analyze the differences between a foreign trade zone versus a customs bonded warehouse. 

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Topics: Warehousing, Ocean Freight Shipping

The Reason for Delayed Shipping

Posted by Port City Logistics on Nov 18, 2019 5:00:00 PM

Whether you run a business or you're at home, a late shipment of an expected product or item can be frustrating. For businesses, it could delay the launch of a series of products. For homeowners, they may rely on that item or set of clothes for the next day. Despite the frustration, shipments delays can be excused on some occasions. The following are a few reasons why delays may happen:

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Topics: Single Source Logistics, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Efficiency, Warehousing, Ocean Freight Shipping

A Guide To Help Prevent Freight and Cargo Damage

Posted by Port City Logistics on Sep 6, 2019 10:42:52 AM

Every day, large amounts of goods are transported around the World. With so many chemicals, oils, cars, and other important goods being transported, companies want these goods to be protected. Freight and cargo damage occurs periodically, due to multiple factors. While it is unlikely that you will be able to stop every mistake along the supply chain, there are some things that you can do to prevent the goods from being damaged.

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Topics: Ocean Freight Shipping

Surprising Facts About Ocean Freight

Posted by Port City Logistics on Aug 14, 2019 1:20:17 PM


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Topics: Ocean Freight Shipping

Questions & Answers About International Freight

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 31, 2019 10:16:50 AM

International freight shipping and storage is a major industry that continues to grow exponentially each year. The logistics behind moving freight is complex and heavily dependent on many contingent factors. There are some basic factors that go into each potential freight move. Port City Logistics has put together a compilation of frequently asked questions served to briefly explain the fundamentals of international freight movement.

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Topics: Ocean Freight Shipping

How Does Ocean Freight Work?

Posted by Port City Logistics on May 15, 2019 2:32:03 PM

The journey of freight contents from manufacture to marketplace is an interesting and complex process. Typically, with more than a few exceptions, what follows is a general idea of what happens to ocean freight on its journey.

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Topics: Ocean Freight Shipping

What is a Freight Forwarder?

Posted by Port City Logistics on May 2, 2019 2:05:20 PM

Sometimes the jargon in the world of logistics can be confusing. “What is a freight forwarder?” is one question we get from time to time, so here’s a brief description. A freight forwarder helps shippers with all the arrangements concerning shipping and storage for transporting materials or finished products to market. Freight forwarders usually offer many different services including tracking, arranging for cargo space, negotiating prices, handling insurance claims, preparing documents required for shipping and export, securing cargo and buying insurance.

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Topics: Truck Freight, Ocean Freight Shipping

The Economic Impact of the Port of Savannah

Posted by Port City Logistics on Dec 12, 2018 3:02:20 PM

Those container ships you see coming up the Savannah river look gigantic, but wait until you see the size of the New-Panamax ships that will steam upriver after the harbor expansion project is complete. If you counted the number of shipping containers on the current Panamax vessels, it's no more that 5,000. New Panamaxers carry up to 13,000. A fully loaded ship of that size needs a deeper channel.

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Topics: Ocean Freight Shipping, Port of Savannah

Let's Play an Ocean Freight Game... What Am I?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 12, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Guess what I am…

  • I’m 1,194 feet long. That’s as long as four football fields or almost ¼ mile.
  • I’m 166 feet across. A 15-story building is about that tall.
  • I’m almost 100 feet deep.
  • I can carry a LOT of weight including cargo, fuel, fresh water, ballast water, provisions, passengers, and crew. In fact, I’m rated to haul almost 140,000 tons.
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Topics: Ocean Freight Shipping