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  • Incoterms® 2024: Guide, and changes of Incoterms® Explained

    Last updated on January 31, 2024 by Ben Thompson
    Incoterms 2024

    Incoterms® Guide to use in 2024 Incoterms® were first published in 1936 and are continually updated over time to reflect the changing global business environment to be continually used in 2024 and beyond. The International Chamber of Commerce ICC published the latest version of Incoterms® 2020.  These changes came into effect on the 1st of January 2020 and…

  • Tracking Shipments Along the Global Supply Chain

    Last updated on January 29, 2024 by Ben Thompson

    Discover how technology revolutionizes shipment tracking in the global supply chain. From digital freight forwarders offering real-time updates to IoT enhancing visibility, managing disruptions with advanced tech, and GPS tracking ensuring timely, safe delivery. Learn more about these game-changing tools.

  • ISF Importer Security Filing for shipments to the USA

    Last updated on January 26, 2024 by Ben Thompson
    Document for Importer Security Filing ISF

    If you’re shipping goods to the USA, you will have to be aware of the Importer Security Filing process so that important information can be transmitted on time.

  • Shipping Pallet Dimensions: Pallet Sizes and Shipping Constraints

    Last updated on January 24, 2024 by Ben Thompson
    pallet size dimensions

    Shipping pallets: essential for transporting and storing goods, they come in various materials like wood, plastic, and metal, each suited for different needs. Standard pallet sizes are crucial in logistics, ensuring efficient space use in trucks and warehouses.

  • Understanding Risk Factors Along the Global Supply Chain

    Last updated on January 22, 2024 by Ben Thompson

    In international trade, managing supply chain risks is crucial. It involves understanding risks from sourcing to delivery, including due diligence on suppliers and buyers. Key aspects include cybersecurity, payment terms, shipping methods, and understanding global trade dynamics. Effective risk management and strategic planning are essential for successful global trade, emphasizing the importance of thorough research,…

  • Planning Marketing and Sales Channels to Grow Your Import Business

    Last updated on January 19, 2024 by Ben Thompson

    To grow your import business, understand landed costs, profit margins, and operating costs. Create a solid plan for selling products in your market. Calculate landed costs, set profitable selling prices, and consider operating expenses like storage and working capital. Plan sales and marketing strategies, considering market risks and costs. Invest in efficient software to streamline…

  • Alpha, Bravo, Charlie code: the NATO Phonetic Alphabet

    Last updated on January 17, 2024 by Ben Thompson
    Phonetic Alphabet communication

    This alphabet assigns unique code words to each letter, from 'Alpha' for 'A' to 'Zulu' for 'Z', ensuring clarity, especially in noisy environments. It's a simple yet effective method to avoid misunderstandings and is widely used in global logistics, customer service, and international business. Learn the pronunciation and application of each of the 26 code…

  • Dangerous Goods and IMO Classes Explained

    Last updated on January 15, 2024 by Ben Thompson

    Discover the essentials of transporting hazardous goods and the crucial role of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in ensuring safety. This insightful piece dives into the nine classes of dangerous goods, including explosives, gases, and corrosive substances. Learn about the specific handling, labeling, and storage requirements for each class, highlighting the importance of proper management…

  • Incoterms® in 2023 Guide

    Last updated on December 6, 2022 by Ben Thompson
    Incoterms 2023 Guide

    It is important to know which Incoterms® are applicable in 2023 as they determine the responsibilities of buyers and sellers. Additionally, incorrect Incoterms® can result in costly errors or delays in international trade.

  • Best Software for Small Business Exporters in 2022

    Last updated on June 16, 2022 by Ben Thompson

    Simplify & streamline your day-to-day import/export business operations with the best software for exporters 2022.

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