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Average shipping time to US from Poland vs. other markets

I.C.E. Transport | Jul 23, 2020 7:30:00 AM | ocean shipping, European Shipping

 

Many buyers look to Poland as a source of well-made goods at attractive prices. Of course, when you source from overseas, you have to consider the length of transit along with the cost of the product and the transportation.

So when it comes to shipping time, how does shipping from Poland to the USA compare with shipping from other markets?

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Oversize shipping: the extra costs

 

Shipping an oversize load costs more than shipping cargo that fits in a conventional ocean container. That’s just a fact of life.

But the more you know about how the cost of oversize shipping adds up, the more easily you can find ways to shave some dollars off the total.

Let’s look at the factors that add expense to an oversize shipment:

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Infographic on Shipping from Poland to the USA

I.C.E. Transport | Jun 25, 2020 7:30:00 AM | ocean shipping, Poland shipping

 

Since 2015, U.S. imports of Polish goods have grown an average of 10% per year. Companies now recognize that they can buy high-quality products in Poland for less than the cost of similar goods sourced in Western Europe. The average shipping time from Poland to East Coast ports in the U.S. is 20 days.

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Out of gauge transport: the top 5 challenges

I.C.E. Transport | Jun 18, 2020 7:30:00 AM | out of gauge

 

When the item you ship is too tall or wide for a regular shipping container, that’s called out of gauge, or oversize, cargo.

Just as out of gauge freight doesn’t fit neatly into a box, out of gauge transport doesn’t fit into a simple process. This kind of international shipping comes with complicated challenges. So it takes special skill and experience to manage a successful transit.

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Air freight services to/from Poland: what are your options?

I.C.E. Transport | Jun 4, 2020 7:30:00 AM | European Shipping, air freight

 

Ocean is the cheapest way to transport cargo from the US to Poland, or vice versa. But for some shipments, “cheap” won’t do.  

Say you’re shipping a sensitive product that can’t withstand three weeks on the ocean in summer or winter temperatures. Or say it’s crucial to deliver that product in just a few days. That’s when air freight provides the best solution.

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Why should you use a heavy haul freight broker?

I.C.E. Transport | May 21, 2020 7:30:00 AM | heavyweight freight

 

One of the best ways to save money on international shipping is to load containers with as much weight as the law allows. After you load them, of course, you need to get that heavy shipment to the port, and then from the destination port to the receiver.

Those over-the-road trips can be tricky. It takes a special kind of service provider – ideally a heavy haul freight broker – to move a heavy shipment safely, legally and economically.

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Shipping Steel: I.C.E. Transport Operation Moves 132-Foot Rails

I.C.E. Transport | May 14, 2020 7:30:00 AM | heavyweight freight, out of gauge

 

A major rail line in the New York Metro area was able to source the steel rail it needed in the UK. The company arranged ocean transport to the Port of NY/NJ, but transporting the steel rail from New Jersey to Connecticut was going to be a challenge since some of the rail sections were 132 feet long.

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Project cargo freight forwarders: finding the right partner

I.C.E. Transport | May 7, 2020 7:30:00 AM | project cargo

 

The term “project cargo” refers to a shipment that is crucial to a mission. Often oversize, overweight and/or high value, this shipment is likely to need several containers or other conveyances. 

When you ship project cargo overseas, you can’t trust it to just any freight forwarder. The demands of project cargo require special expertise.

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A Guide to Shipping Personal Items Overseas

I.C.E. Transport | Apr 23, 2020 7:30:00 AM | shipping personal items

 

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. You also have to figure out how to move all your stuff. Shipping personal items overseas in a shipping container is much more complicated than sending them, say, from Boston to Arizona in a moving van.

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Working with freight forwarding companies in New Jersey

I.C.E. Transport | Apr 9, 2020 7:30:00 AM | ocean shipping, freight brokers

 

The Port of New York and New Jersey is the third-busiest port in the US, and the busiest on the East Coast. When you ship through a facility of that size, access to local knowledge and connections could save you time and money.

What do you gain when you work with a New Jersey-based freight forwarder?

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