What is ISPS?

When calculating the cost of transporting products from China, it must be taken into account that the shipowner can only provide transport costs, omitting additional expenses. That is why it is worth to get acquainted, among others, with the International Ship and Port Facility Code (ISPS). It involves an additional fee charged by shipowners and …

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What is HS CODE and HTS CODE?

When importing goods from other countries, especially from outside the European Union, we have to remember to check the customs rates that currently apply. For this purpose, it is worth knowing some of the terms. ISZTAR and TARIC also will facilitate learning about customs rates. It is worth visiting these sites regularly if we are …

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Weight restrictions in transport

Nowadays container transport is the main and most popular form of transport. It allows you to transport goods on long distances between continents. Containers can be carried with different types of transport, which is usually very convenient and profitable for importers. Containers around the world are unified – this means they have the same size …

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Door-to-door transport

International forwarding is a branch of the economy that is continually developing and generating significant income. More and more companies are trying to facilitate the transportation of goods to importers or exporters. One of such facilities is door-to-door transport, which mainly concerns multimodal transport. Importers often choose a door-to-door service for orders related to international …

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Container insurance – why is it worth it to insure a container?

Importers often wonder whether it is worth insuring a container. It also happens that they give up this option to save money, or they forget about it. In many cases, however, the forwarder may not decide to accept the goods when it is not insured, fearing the risk. Container insurance, on the other hand, proves …

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Belt and Road Initiative

In 2000, the Chinese government began implementing the Going Global (Go Out) strategy, the aim of which was to encourage foreign direct investment and promote Chinese exports. After the above strategy, the Belt and Road Initiative is widely commented on recently. It consists of the concept of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st …

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TOP 9 biggest shipowners

Today, shipping is one of the main modes of transporting goods and passengers. The organs responsible for the organization and operation of the entire maritime transport are called shipowners. A shipowner is a natural or legal person who operates his ship and employs a crew. We wrote more about the shipowner in our previous article. …

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The process of transport implementation

Every importer realizes the importance of efficiently transporting their goods. It is very important to know the whole process so that nothing surprises us during transport. A significant simplification is the existence of specialist forwarding companies on the market, which take over the obligation related to transport. Below we will describe how the process of …

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Impact of Chinese holidays on transport from China

If you trade with China, you must consider the holidays celebrated in this country. We often do not realize the impact of Chinese holidays on the transport of goods from China, as well as China’s production in general. China is considered a “factory of the world”, and this factory is closed for a month during …

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Telex Release – Electronic version of the bill of lading

Bill of Lading, or sea waybill, is one of the most important documents in international transport. On its basis, we can pick up the cargo at the destination port. In the previous article, we also described types of bills of lading and what records must contain such a document. When importing from China, people often …

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