Fumigation in shipping – What is fumigation?

Fumigation is a process of exterminating living organisms. In particular, it refers to pests that hollow the tubules in the wooden material and nest in them, and then along with the load are transferred to other parts of the world. Fumigation in shipping – What is it? The fumigation process helps to get rid of …

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THC – what is it?

Transshipment or the activity of loading and unloading cargo from a ship is one of the key activities in the shipping industry. Because containerization has become popular and has shaped the modern world, various ports (mainly state-controlled) around the world have taken on the task of hiring their staff or third parties to provide a …

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Demurrage – basic information

Time is significant for importers. It is best that the ordered goods are delivered to the right place in a predetermined time. Demurrage is one of the terms that is worth to know. In short, it determines the stoppage in transport. It happens when there is a delay in delivery of the goods to the …

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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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FCL and LCL – differences

Many companies conducting international trade have a dilemma as to what type of sea or rail transport is best used by importing or exporting goods. By sending our products by sea, for example from China or by rail to European countries, we have to consider between choosing FCL and LCL. Taking into account the volume, …

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Dictionary of Terms

When we are doing business with China or generally engaging in international trade, we can often encounter various terms and acronyms. We need to be familiar with them. Especially when we make transactions, close business deals and complete the formalities. We compiled a dictionary of terms so all the businesspeople who undertake to import goods …

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