A shipment of cornmeal was arranged on an ocean vessel from the Philippines to the United States. The cornmeal was susceptible to a certain pest, and the insurance provider advised the importer to require the shipper to bag and fumigate the cornmeal in a specific way.
In March 2008, the ocean vessel MSC Sabrina ran aground in the St. Lawrence River near Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada. The vessel had more than 1,500 containers worth approximately $100 million in cargo.
While a shipment of printers was awaiting a connecting flight in an air carrier’s warehouse, a fire broke out from lightning striking electrical power plugs. The warehouse and its contents, including this shipment, were severely damaged.
On July 16, 2020, the Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) issued Supplement 2 to NMF 100-AT. The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) class code changes will go into effect on August 15, 2020.
For many years, the trilateral trade bloc in North America has worked together to minimize the tariff and non-tariff barriers of trade between the United States, Canada and Mexico. The United States enacted a special trade program with Canada in 1988, called the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement (CFTA).
Do you have documented standard operating procedures (SOPs) in place to guide your logistics decisions? How does your team, or 3PL, make routing and mode decisions? Without logistics SOPs in place, you could be creating additional work for your team and adding unnecessary costs to your bottom line.
With the first day of summer around the corner, the upcoming warmer weather calls for different supply chain measures to be taken for many businesses. Due to higher temperatures, many types of freight, such as food and beverages, need to be transported via a reefer, also known as a temperature-controlled trailer.
Shipping via full truckload is one of the most common shipping methods when arranging the transportation of a large volume of freight. Truckload shipping is an excellent solution if the shipper has enough freight to fill at least half of the full trailer capacity, which commonly translates to more than seven standard pallets.
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.