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What are INCO terms?



July 15, 2024 /

Incoterms (International Commercial Terms) are a set of predefined commercial terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). They are widely used in international and domestic trade contracts to define the responsibilities of sellers and buyers for the delivery of goods. The terms outline who is responsible for various costs and risks, such as transportation,…


Tips on Carbon Offsetting



July 8, 2024 /

Implementing carbon offsetting in the shipping industry involves strategic planning and execution to ensure it effectively reduces the environmental impact. Here are some practical tips to help shipping companies offset their carbon emissions: 1. Assess and Calculate Emissions Conduct an Emission Audit: Begin by assessing the current carbon footprint of your shipping operations. This includes fuel…


What is Carbon Offsetting



July 1, 2024 /

The shipping industry is a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, responsible for approximately 2-3% of the world's total CO2 emissions. As global trade continues to expand, the industry faces increasing pressure to mitigate its environmental impact. Carbon offsetting is one of the strategies employed to address these emissions. What is Carbon Offsetting?Carbon…


The benefits of different types of freight – road, sea, air and rail



June 17, 2024 /

Each mode of freight transportation—road, sea, air, and rail—offers distinct advantages, and the choice often depends on factors such as the nature of the cargo, destination, time sensitivity, cost considerations, and environmental impact. Here are the benefits of each type of freight transportation: Road Freight:Flexibility: Road transportation is highly flexible, allowing for door-to-door delivery services,…


T1 Bonds explained



June 10, 2024 /

A T1 bond, also known as a T1 transit bond, is a financial instrument used in international trade and customs procedures. The "T" in T1 refers to transit, indicating that the bond is associated with the movement of goods in transit between customs territories. Here's an explanation of T1 bonds: Purpose of T1 Bonds: T1…


Importing Food: A Guide from a Shipping Company Perspective



June 3, 2024 /

Importing food involves a series of detailed steps to ensure that the products meet regulatory standards and are safely transported from the supplier to the destination. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to import food, outlined from the perspective of a shipping company. Step-by-Step Guide to Importing Food1. Identify and Verify Supplier Supplier Verification: Ensure the…


Top 10 customs clearance tips



April 8, 2024 /

Customs clearance is a pivotal stage in the import and export process, demanding meticulous attention to detail and compliance with regulations. Whether you're a seasoned importer or it is your first time, the following top 10 tips will help ensure a smooth customs clearance experience, avoiding delays, penalties, and unnecessary hassles. Research and Understand Regulations:…


CVED documentation when importing fresh and frozen foods



April 2, 2024 /

Importing fresh and frozen foods involves specific challenges, and adherence to regulations is crucial to ensure the safety and quality of the products. When dealing with Controlled-atmosphere and Ventilated Environment Documentation (CVED), it becomes even more critical. Here are key aspects to watch out for when handling CVED documentation for the import of fresh and…


A Guide to Container Devanning in Importing Goods



March 25, 2024 /

For importers, the journey of goods doesn't conclude upon reaching the port. The process of safely unloading cargo from shipping containers, known as container devanning, is a crucial step in the logistics chain. Efficient devanning ensures the integrity of your products, timely delivery, and a streamlined supply chain. In this blog post, we'll explore the…