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Freight Forwarders: Industry Review & Strategies for Growth

                    With this years FIATA 2016 World Congress taking place in my home city of Dublin in October, I felt that writing an article on the Freight Industry would be appropriate. The major market challenges which freight forwarders face are becoming even more daunting as customers now […]

Shipping News – Changes in Shipping Documentation Requirements

  From 1st of July 2016 the will be a major change to the requirements (SOLAS Requirements) regarding the shipping of containers. This will affect all senders who ship their products using containers. All senders must include a declaration of the verified gross weight of the container with their shipping documents. This may cause senders […]

Shipping Terms & Payment Terms

Shipping Terms Information – Many traders often get confused on the payment and shipping terms uses So I have assembled a breakdown below for all users. Please note the following There are 11 terms Internationally Recognized Trading Terms Defined by International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Used for Purchase & Shipping of Goods So when you are […]

Damaged Containers

Update – Movement of Hazardous Materials in Chinese Ports

Updated 31st August 2015 As a result of the recent explosion in Tianjin Port, the Chinese Government has placed restrictions on the movement of products from certain ports.   Labeling Effective from Aug 15th, Chinese  customs requests all import and export cargo must be labeled both in Chinese and English otherwise will be in customs […]

Freight Companies should focus on Business to Business solutions

In my 2014 review I noticed that there are some very interesting developments happening in the freight industry. Companies which focused on provided freight to consumers are showing poor returns whereas companies which focused in providing freight to businesses are showing good returns. Freight brokerage companies such as CH Robinson revenues grew by 4.54% and […]

REACH Amendments

REACH update The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the options for possible amendment of the REACH Annexes for the registration of Nanomaterials. The consultation runs until Friday 13th September 2013. Please note that you can submit any feedback directly to the European Commission. The consultation and associated questionnaire are available at the following […]