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Heavy and Oversized Freight Blog

Expert tips on smarter shipping of heavy goods

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I.C.E. Transport | Mar 26, 2020 11:00:00 AM | heavyweight freight, ocean shipping

 

Many global shippers of dense, heavy freight fail to maximize container payloads and, as a result, inflate heavy freight shipping costs 20% or more. But by working with the right landside partners, heavy freight shippers can maximize container weight on the water to reduce the total number of container shipments annually – and still deliver door-to-door, without transloading.

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Understanding heavy haul freight rates for global shipments

 

Sometimes you have to load a truck with extra-heavy freight—for example, to transport large machinery to an ocean port. Sometimes it just pays to ship heavy—for instance, to save money on ocean transportation by fitting all the weight you can into a container.

Either way, it’s important to understand heavy haul freight rates and know what it takes to transport heavy freight over the road.

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Coronavirus: lessons for managing supply chain disruptions

I.C.E. Transport | Feb 27, 2020 7:30:00 AM | Industry News, ocean shipping

 

The coronavirus outbreak in China is first and foremost a massive human health crisis. But the epidemic has also caused big problems for supply chains and logistics networks.

Whether or not the coronavirus has impacted you, this disaster offers important lessons about how unexpected supply chain disruptions can undermine operations, and how to minimize that risk.

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What’s that mean? An international shipping glossary

I.C.E. Transport | Feb 13, 2020 7:30:00 AM | Regulations, ocean shipping

 

International shipping is a complex industry with a language all its own. The more shipping terms you understand, the better-equipped you’ll be to move your freight efficiently and economically. To get you up to speed on some key terms, here’s a quick international shipping glossary,

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FAQ on the TSA Known Shipper Program

I.C.E. Transport | Jan 31, 2020 11:45:00 AM | Services & Routes

 

For shippers of airfreight, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) runs a program called the Known Shipper Management System, commonly known as “TSA Known Shipper.” Following are brief answers to the questions we get most often about the program.

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15 Ways to Reduce Costs for Oversized and Heavy Freight Shipping

 

For global shippers of oversized (e.g., machinery, construction equipment) and heavy freight (e.g., stone, tile, metal, forgings, castings and even bottled water), keeping freight costs low requires added expertise and, sometimes, a little creativity. Here are 15 ideas to reduce costs for oversized and heavy freight.

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Shipping Household Goods Overseas, Duty-Free


If you’re moving overseas, you already have a ton on your mind—packing up your household, arranging transportation, maybe nailing down details about a job, or where you’ll live—and on and on.

So you’ll be glad to know there’s at least one thing you won’t have to do when you move: pay duties on your personal effects. At least, not if you follow the rules and present all the necessary documents.

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Understanding truck weight limits for oversize shipments

I.C.E. Transport | Dec 5, 2019 7:30:00 AM | heavyweight freight, project cargo

 

When you ship oversize freight, the length, height and/or width of the load dictate that you’ll need special permits for truck transportation. But often, of course, an oversize load is a heavy load as well. That’s why it’s important to understand the truck weight limits that apply to oversize shipments.

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How project cargo freight forwarders keep loads compliant

I.C.E. Transport | Nov 26, 2019 7:30:00 AM | project cargo

 

If shipping oversize cargo seems like a complex proposition, project cargo poses an even bigger challenge. Not only is the typical project cargo shipment large, heavy and valuable, but it’s usually time- and mission-critical.

That critical factor makes it especially important to observe all the rules that apply to a project cargo shipment and complete all the paperwork with no mistakes.

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Case study: Oversize cargo transportation, minus the pain

If you had to move a huge piece of machinery overseas, would you know what to do? Here’s how one shipper, with no prior experience, solved its oversize cargo transportation puzzle with just one phone call.

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