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  International Shipping.  The density of your freight is an important factor to all carriers in determining your pricing and the level of your discount. Click here for more tips on International Shipping.   Site written by
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International Shipping. The density of your freight is an important factor to all carriers in determining your pricing and the level of your discount. Click here for more tips on International Shipping.

International Shipping
Shipping Internationally

International Shipping

Selecting an International Broker
Most carriers provide brokerage services for a fee. Consider selecting your own broker for international shipments for inbound or outbound shipments, or both. The disadvantage of using your carrier as a broker is that they do not provide 'personalised' service. Their primary service is to pickup, move, and deliver packages, not to clear packages through customs. The advantage of selecting an in-house broker is they learn your business, your products and will help reduce the cost of imports and exports and international shipping as a whole. They will charge for their services, but you most likely will get more personalized service. By developing a more intensive partnership with your own selected broker, they have a vested interest in reducing your costs.

Bill of Lading Tips - International Shipping
Properly completing the shipper Bill of Lading will eliminate many potential problems and ensure that your shipment arrives at the consignee intact, on time and with the correct freight charges. Do you know the actual weight of your shipment? If you do not mark a weight on the Bill of Lading, then the carrier may be forced to guess the weight and they are most likely to guess high. Is a physical delivery address with the zip code on the Bill of Lading? Carriers cannot deliver to a post office box or rural route and this may delay delivery of your shipment if the destination terminal must first contact the consignee for a delivery address. Utilizing the proper description or the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) item number you will ensure that the correct rate is applied to your shipment.

The Carrier's Weight & Inspection Program - International Shipping
Many carriers place trained traffic personnel in their breakbulks/transfer terminals to look for shipments that have inaccurate weight or improper descriptions. The program, known as Weight & Inspection (W&I), can earn some carriers as much as $3-4 million of additional revenue from companies that do not adhere to the proper weight and description rules and are fined and charged additional costs. Therefore many carriers are very aggressive in this program and often use electronic scales on their forklifts to reweigh shipments. One way that W&I personnel spot inaccurate weights are with shipments that are rounded to exactly a hundred pounds, such as 500 pounds. Very few shipments weigh exactly 500 pounds, for example, and this is a red flag to the W&I people. When a shipment is reweighed and the charges are revised a weight certificate is produced. This certificate should be available for your review. In addition, a carrier may open your cartons to inspect the contents and determine if the proper description was used to rate and classify the shipment.

International Shipping
International Shipping


International Shipping
International Shipping

"Properly completing the shipper Bill of Lading will eliminate many potential problems and ensure that your shipment arrives at the consignee intact, on time and with the correct freight charges"

Hazardous and Dangerous Goods
If you ship hazardous materials or dangerous goods, do you have a certified employee to complete the shipping papers? This is required by the DOT and AATA. Proper documentation not only provides universal safety, but can also reduce your company's potential for liability. There are firms that will provide certification and, since the laws change frequently, it is important to keep your training current.

External Links...

International Shipping Air Ocean Cargo - From worldwide origins Door to Door Express Air. Transit time 3 to 5 days. From 1 kilo to unlimited weights. Industrial and Personal Goods Accepted. DHL Shipping Worldwide. www.shipping-worldwide.com

Freight Quote - The freightquote.com program is a great new interactive tool designed to simplify the numerous tasks involved with shipping freight. This complete online freight service provides shippers with the easiest way to complete all the tasks involved through a single electronic interface. freightquote.com is able to leverage great pricing through tremendous volume, but the best reason to use our online system is the time-saving features. Users can rate several shipments with an immediate response. Arrangements for pickup, paperwork and billing are all automated, virtually eliminating paperwork and red tape. www.freightquote.com

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The Importance of the Delivery Receipt
Are you properly signing the delivery receipt when your carrier makes a delivery? Are your employees trained on what to do if a product is received damaged or incomplete? Most carriers give their drivers very specific instructions on the procedures for damaged or incomplete shipments. You need to do the same.


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