international shipping

Air Cargo Screening

Traditionally, security checks for air cargo shipments are performed by trained dogs and security officers. The increase in global air cargo over the past decade, however, has presented an increased need for additional security systems to screen cargo. Systems that are being used today include X-Rays and other explosive scanning devices. In the last 6 years. the TSA has expanded its use of canine detection teams, which conduct primary and secondary screening of air cargo. While all cargo is screened, the emphasis is on freight which will be moved on passenger airliners.

China is Going to Dominate International Shipping in 2030. Just Ask Them.

Recently, the Shanghai International Shipping Institute released a detailed 2-year study called “China Shipping Development Outlook 2030” that ultimately projects China to be the top shipping nation in the world. This also includes owning the largest cruise market.

Here are a few highlights of this report:  

1. Demand: By 2030, China's total international shipping volume will reach 6.2bn tons, which will ultimately account for 17% of the world's shipping volume. 

How Freight Forwarders Benefit Shippers

Find out 3 of the top reasons that most of the nation's largest companies use 3PLs and freight forwarders to help manage their supply chain.

1. Flexibility- Forwarders and 3PLs often have a network of carriers who can move a shipment at any given time. Having many options means that by working with a 3PL, you automatically have access to different carriers who can come through if an original plan falls apart. This means less disruption and an increased likelihood of on-time delivery.

All About Commercial Invoices

The commercial invoice is an essential part of the international shipping process. This document, along with other important documents like the bill of lading, is considered a requirement in order to ship ocean freight. Upon booking an ocean freight shipment, documents like the commercial invoice will be filled out. A main purpose for the commercial invoice is to determine applicable tariffs and fees.

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