Most importers will be familiar with ocean transport for commercial goods in one way or another. Ocean shipping has been a central mode of moving goods throughout the world for centuries! Today, we see an increased reliance on ocean shipping in the advent of the pandemic. Even more so in [...]
As we are now a few months out from the initial COVID-19 outbreak, it’s clear that importers are reckoning with shifts in the market. All things considered, it’s an opportune time to look into an overview of the identifiable impacts of the pandemic on the industry so far, perhaps [...]
The logistics of getting your goods from supplier to warehouse is a big part of importing. Sea, air, or land, insured or uninsured, LCL or FCL — you have a lot of decisions to make. How do you know what’s right for you? Your customs broker partner — that's us — can [...]
Like it or not, whether you’re shipping by land, sea or air, there’s always a possibility that your cargo will be damaged along the way. There’s no way of completely guaranteeing safe cargo. You can’t control natural disasters, weather anomalies, human error, or, if you’re unlucky, dishonest shippers. Just a [...]
The Importer Security Filing (ISF filing) applies to all incoming cargo to the United States by Ocean Vessel. ISF filing was first introduced in 2009 and officially went into effect late in 2010. ISF was put in place for targeting and security purposes only and does not necessarily effect trade enforcement or admissibility of your cargo however US. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will compare data filed with your customs entry to assess risk.