Six tips from Supply chain leaders

Posted by on 20 October 2015 | Comments

Supply chain design is vital capability for companies to keep up with continuous change and to maintain a competitive edge by becoming more cost efficient. Many have installed an integrated supply chain design platform to answer difficult supply chain questions and come up with fitting and detailed recommendations for decision support, while others are searching for a partner who offers this value-added service.

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Breaking - Hurricane Joaquin delays US shippings

Posted by on 2 October 2015 | Comments

As you may know, Hurricane Joaquin is threatening to hit the Eastern USA this weekend / early next week.  Hurricane Joaquin is currently raging over the Bahamas and headed north. The hurricane is classified as an ‘extremely dangerous’ category 4 as of last Thursday. There are already emergency declarations for some coastal areas in the USA. They are expecting historic rainfall and even flooding, seeing as this hurricane will likely link with a separate storm.

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Want to transport your goods with wooden packaging?

Posted by Jacky Vercoulen on 16 September 2015 | Comments

Wood is a common packaging material in international trade around the world. However, due to the dangers of introducing tree pests into susceptible environments, strict regulations are in place for both imports and exports.

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China restricts handling of Dangerous Goods

Posted by on 7 September 2015 | Comments

After the explosions at the Port of Tianjin on the 12th of August, Tianjin has forbidden the load and discharge of all dangerous goods (DGs) cargo. Stuffing and unstuffing DGs cargoes has been also banned with the exemption of DGs already in transit.

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CIF or FOB?

Posted by Jacky on 26 August 2015 | Comments

When importing cargo via sea freight into the UK, a common dilemma many face is the question of which shipping term to use. As with most things there are advantages and disadvantages for each shipping term, however some are better suited for different shipment types. 

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10 Craziest customs laws

Posted by on 11 August 2015 | Comments

We have come across many crazy and unusual customs regulations in our time - Here are a few of our favourites. 

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5 Reasons for doing business in UAE

Posted by Beatriz on 4 August 2015 | Comments

Thanks to its fast economic growth and open economy, the U.A.E has emerged as a strategic international trade hub between East and West. Doing business in the United Arab Emirates has never been more rewarding.

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What is customs clearance?

Posted by Jade on 8 July 2015 | Comments

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All goods entering or leaving the EU must go through a customs clearance process. This is a necessary process to ensure you pay the correct tax and duty and the products have all the required documentation. The documentation needed depends on the sort of product being shipped. The basic required documents are:

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Import checklist

Posted by Jade on 8 July 2015 | Comments

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Before shipping begins, it is important to establish which documents are required, depending on where the shipment is coming from and what the goods are. If you require any assistance with documentation or UK customs procedures, feel free to contact our specialist UK customs agents, here in the UK.

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10 unknown facts about container shipping

Posted by on 15 June 2015 | Comments

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Despite the fact that shipping containers have a great impact on our daily lives, many people know little about them.

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