30 06, 2022

Container fires are a growing concern for maritime shipping

By | 2022-07-01T11:55:28+00:00 June 30th, 2022|Ocean Cargo|

Shipping container fires are a growing concern for the marine shipping industry, which has reported 70 shipping container fires and counting over the past five years. According to the Allianz Risk Barometer, the risk of fire and explosions now ranks #3 on the list of top business risks in marine [...]

13 02, 2022

Shipping Delays and Supply Chain Slowdowns in 2022

By | 2022-02-13T15:28:41+00:00 February 13th, 2022|Ocean Cargo|

Every business wants their goods delivered quickly, efficiently, and if they can avoid any shipping snafu, all the better. But it's no secret at all to importers that delays were common due to the pandemic, along with other supply chain issues. Aside from these delays, the other issue at hand [...]

8 02, 2021

Tips for Shippers: Leveraging Ocean Transport

By | 2021-02-08T17:17:13+00:00 February 8th, 2021|Ocean Cargo, U.S. Customs|

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 [...]

2 05, 2019

LCL vs FCL: Which Shipment Type is Right for You?

By | 2022-07-05T12:47:04+00:00 May 2nd, 2019|Ocean Cargo|

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 [...]

19 09, 2018

Cargo Insurance: Do You Need The Extra Protection?

By | 2018-09-19T14:54:18+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Forms and Documents, Ocean Cargo|

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 [...]

21 03, 2017

ISF Filing (10+2): What, When & Why

By | 2017-08-16T15:58:00+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Ocean Cargo, U.S. Customs|

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.