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March 13, 2018

As Brexit looms, many importers and exporters are considering the impacts on the movement of their freight. Some modes of freight movement will be affected more than others and it is essential to keep up to date on the latest state of play to plan ahead as much as is p...

August 10, 2017

What are Incoterms?

Incoterms are a set of rules used in the sales of goods that describe where the cost and risks change hands between buyers and sellers during the delivery of goods.

The most commonly used Incoterms for ocean freight from China are FOB and CIF.  Howeve...

June 27, 2017

Incoterms are a set international rules that have been set by the International Chamber of Commerce. The incoterm chosen shows which party is responsible for the cargo and associated costs during the movement of the shipment.

What Incoterms should we use when exporting...

June 9, 2017

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, the UAE, and the internationally recognised Yemeni government (along with the secondary government of Libya and the Maldives) have announced that they have cut their diplomatic ties to Qatar, citing Qatar’s involvement in terrorism as the...

June 1, 2017

There are some pitfalls that importers can find themselves falling in to that they may not even have considered when initially placing an order for goods to import. One of the more common headaches can be caused by overweight containers.

The container may not be overwei...

May 24, 2017

It’s unlikely you’ve managed to escape delays in your shipments departing from China over recent months; it’s expected to be an on-going risk resulting in:

  • Slower turnaround times and

  • Vessels kept waiting at sea

The main reasons for this are:...

May 22, 2017

Our Managing Director, Sara Hutchinson, has made a series of short and informative videos using her extensive experience and industry knowledge to help you save time and money when importing and exporting.

We're sure you’ve noticed how freight forwarding can often be on...

May 9, 2017

Volume Weight Conversion

Each mode of transport uses a separate volume weight conversion. This is to even out the shipments that actually weigh very little but take up a lot of space.

Volume weight conversions for each mode of transport are usually as follows:

  • Airfrei...

April 12, 2017

Carrier Alliances are alliances between the companies that own and operate the shipping vessels that transport freight around the world. They share their fleets in order to widen their global reach and extend the services they can offer.

There have previously been 4 car...

April 4, 2017

One of the many decisions to be made when planning your import and export shipments is to select the most appropriate method of transport.

The table below shows size guidelines by method of transport:

Please note that the above table is a guideline. The following conside...

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