Ascent Global Logistics Blog

June 3, 2020

5 Things to Know About International Air Freight Rates

Choosing to airfreight product helps businesses deliver critical cargo quickly in the event that inventory is depleted or demand spikes. Due to air freight being one of the fastest modes of transportation, its rates are also some of the most expensive.

June 1, 2020

How to Streamline RFP Management

Although they are a necessary piece of any bidding process, requests for proposal (RFPs) tend to be time-consuming and complex. Aside from outlining the requirements, RFPs ensure that a partnership is the best fit for all parties involved.

May 21, 2020

How to Simplify Your Logistics Across Mexico

Is cross-border trade a pain point for your truckload business? With Mexico being one of the United States’ top three trade partners, it’s crucial to ensure that your business has a partner for facilitating logistics south of the border.

May 19, 2020
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How to Simplify Your Truckload Strategies

Are you tired of managing your truckload business through a complex Request for Proposal (RFP) process? As many know, RFPs take a tremendous amount of time and are commonly a headache for transportation department leaders.

May 14, 2020
Air freight being loaded onto white and blue plane by workers

10 Things to Know About International Air Freight

One-third of all international trade value is transported by air, accounting for $6.8 trillion of goods annually. Speed remains as aviation’s competitive advantage, creating expedited solutions for shippers around the globe.

May 7, 2020
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Duty Drawback Recordkeeping Rules

Duty drawback allows companies to recover up to 99% of paid customs duties, taxes and/or fees on qualifying imported products. While duty drawback rules are quite complex, it can create tremendous savings opportunities for claimants.

May 4, 2020
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4 Reasons to Outsource Logistics

Businesses around the globe are reevaluating day-to-day activities to cut costs and maximize internal resources. That said, one of the most reviewed functions has been transportation. With fewer internal resources, some companies have begun to evaluate outsourcing the movement of raw materials both inbound to manufacturing sites and outbound to final customers.

May 1, 2020

How PEAK Order Management Supports Your Supply Chain From Order Issue Through Final Delivery

Has your global supply chain ever failed you? Have you ever been caught up trying to get the right product to the right place at the right time? Whether you’re developing new products, expanding into new markets or looking to heighten your current supply chain processes, there’s a common denominator that unites all of the above: purchase order (PO) management.

April 29, 2020
Colorful containers on container ship in the ocean moving towards moutains

COVID-19: International Ocean Transportation Outlook

COVID-19 has made a widespread impact on the world, with a substantial effect on the transportation and logistics industry. Importers have quickly shifted organizational strategies to help deliver much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) to those that need it as well as continue generating business.

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