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How To Save Money Shipping During Spring Thaw
John Doble

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.

May 9, 2019
A Beginner’s Guide To Ocean Freight Container Shipping
John Doble

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 ...

January 4, 2019
What Is A Bill Of Lading And What Is Its Purpose?
Sonia Stanton

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.

October 11, 2018
North American Importers Paying Premiums On Freight From Asia
PCB Group

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.

September 11, 2018
Your Tsawwassen Container Examination Facility Update
Jan Brock

Tidewater Container Services Selected To Operate New Examination Facility In July of 2018 the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) announced they had …

September 7, 2018
Can Blockchain Technology Prevent Potential Shipping Fraud? (Part 2/2)
PCB Group

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.

August 22, 2018
Can Blockchain Technology Prevent Potential Shipping Fraud? (Part 1/2)
PCB Group

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.

August 20, 2018
CN Rail Takes Preventative Action To Keep Freight Safe
PCB Group

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.

August 10, 2018
Packaging Is Vital When Shipping Your Freight
PCB Group

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.

July 25, 2018
Ecommerce Demand Balancing US Warehouse Supply
PCB Group

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.

July 16, 2018