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60 years of Containerisation

Posted by Morgane Orsini on 18 July 2016 | Comments

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The box that has changed the world has turned 60

Containerisation had a huge impact on the global markets, changing the way goods were shipped around the world. The development of shipping containers enabled the standardisation of port handling equipment, increased the speed of cargo handling and the flexibility of stowage location and unpacking. 

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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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Container shipping

Posted by on 14 May 2015 | Comments

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Container units form the most integral part of the entire shipping industry, trade, and transport. These shipping containers are the structures that store various kinds of products that need to be shipped from one part of the world to another. Moving containers protect contents on the long journeys they make and ensure they make it back to you in one piece.

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20′ container vs 40′ container

Posted by on 29 April 2015 | Comments

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An intermodal shipping container is a standardized reusable steel box used to store and transport materials and products efficiently and securely.

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What happens during the export process?

Posted by on 23 December 2014 | Comments

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Have you ever wondered exactly what happens when you export cargo to another country? If you have or just want some more information, then read on!

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Letter of credit

Posted by on 16 December 2014 | Comments

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As the shipping of foreign goods to another country can take some time, importers have to ensure the exporters are paid before the goods arrive. This is where the Letter of Credit comes in. Sometimes known as ‘documentary credit’, this letter acts as a guarantee from the bank that they will pay the seller on behalf of the buyer the agreed amount of money within a specified timeframe.

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Who are Cargocost?

Posted by Su on 20 October 2014 | Comments

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Cargocost is a quick & convenient website to get transparent, instant, online & competitive quotations for container Container Shipping (FCL), LCL and Airfreight transport modes. We import & export worldwide.

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