The experienced exporter was caught by surprise. Sometime ago, early in the middle of March, a large exporter of frozen food products in Quebec loaded a container with their product being exported to Australia.
Ocean Freight Terms and Abbreviations Terms, codes, and abbreviations define many industries. Ocean Freight container shipping is no different. One of the most difficult things to navigate in ocean shipping is understanding the basic everyday terms experienced professionals take for granted. For people new to the ocean freight industry this can be as confusing as ...
A bill of lading is a receipt provided by the carrier to the consignee. The receipt contains a detailed list of all of the shipments goods.
The US-China trade war has caused a stir in the freight forwarding community. With change comes uncertainty, and importers are finding out through their time and their wallets.
Tidewater Container Services Selected To Operate New Examination Facility In July of 2018 the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) announced they had …
To determine whether blockchain technology can solve the original bill of lading problem introduced in part 1, it is helpful to understand what is an original bill of lading, and what is blockchain.
A costly mistake; one that could have been avoided if policies were strictly followed. In ocean shipping, it was the most fundamental error that could be made - releasing a shipment without presenting the original bill of lading.
An underrated aspect of freight management is the temperature of the goods from departure to arrival. Many people take for granted the amount of work and knowledge experienced freight managers have when transporting goods across the world.
If you spend enough time in the freight industry, you will see just about everything — including packaging that would not adequately protect cargo for a trip around the block, never mind a trip around the world.
The rise of ecommerce and the ever growing demand for products has shaped how goods are being treated from manufacturer to consumer. Less and less we rely on brick and mortar retail stores. Now there has been a shift to purchase your goods online and have them delivered straight to your doorstep.