What is the ATA Carnet?

International trade is flourishing. More and more entrepreneurs want to start trading with other countries. Because of that, we are going to trade fairs around the world, wanting to present our products. The products that we want to show at the stand must go through customs clearance, and for this, we also need proper documents …

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Consolidated shipment – Consolidation

Consolidation of shipments is the process of combining several smaller shipments from different senders to reduce transport costs. The goods are transported in one container, which allows for reducing the shipping price. These types of shipments are also referred to as LCL – Less than Container Load. What is the consolidation of parcels? Consolidation of …

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Monitoring shipments – How to monitor shipments from China?

The analysis of history confirms that container ships have revolutionized international trade. They contributed to the emergence of a consumer society. The increase of interest in this mode of transport of goods is growing in tandem with the popularity of groupage transport. Storing a container on the square involves paying an additional fee. Therefore, information …

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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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The largest shipping companies – Top 10

The largest shipping companies top 10

A shipowner (carrier) is the owner of the ship or another organization or person who has assumed the responsibility for the operation of the vessel from the owner and chartered it. The organization or person fulfills specific duties or responsibilities on behalf of the shipowner, such as employing the crew. Ocean carriers mainly provide shipping …

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