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2 Major Factors to Affect Freight Rates in 2020

Freight rates in the international shipping industry are always volatile, especially for small to medium shippers who play the spot market for their import and export pricing. There are many [...]

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Trade Deal with China Reached — No Tariff Hikes in December

The 15% tariff hikes on Chinese goods that were scheduled to hit Sunday (December 15th) didn't happen. Instead, we got the Phase One Trade Deal just days earlier. That's right, we finally have [...]

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Shippers Can Take Advantage of Falling Freight Rates This “Peak Season”

Normally, freight rates increase this time of year during international shipping's peak season when shippers are importing more goods than usual to stock up for the big holiday shopping season. [...]

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1st Round of List 3 Tariff Exclusions Are Out!

We finally have official exclusions from President Trump's tariff hikes on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Find out below if the goods you import from China can be [...]

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Steel & Aluminum Tariffs Lifted Between U.S., Canada, & Mexico

While the tariff situation between the U.S. and China has been heating up, the tariff situation between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico has been cooling off.

On Friday (May 17th, 2019), [...]

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WARNING: Shippers Liable for Trucking Companies’ Unfair Labor Practices

Shippers need to be extra careful about the trucking companies they hire to transport their shipping containers to and from the ports. If not, shippers could find themselves liable in legal [...]

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What Is the Best Incoterm for Importing from China?

In this blog we'll answer a frequently asked question (FAQ) dealing with Incoterms. Specifically, which Incoterm is the best to use when importing from China. As a bonus, we'll also tell you the [...]

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