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Expert tips on smarter shipping between the U.S. and Eastern Europe, including shipping of heavy goods.

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HS Code Changes: What You Should Know

I.C.E. Transport | Sep 28, 2023 7:30:00 AM | ocean shipping, Customs clearance


In our era of globalization, goods and materials are crossing borders constantly. The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System – commonly known as the Harmonized System (HS) – is like a universal language that ensures everyone understands what products are being traded, no matter where they come from or where they're going.

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What Is the Ocean Shipping Time From Poland to US?

I.C.E. Transport | Sep 12, 2023 7:30:00 AM | Poland shipping


Poland has become a popular source of well-made, well-priced goods for US companies. But as you weigh the pros and cons of importing from Poland versus other parts of the world, one crucial consideration is average shipping time from Poland to the US.

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RoRo Shipping in New Jersey: A Guide



If you’re shipping a car or heavy machinery overseas – or even oversized cargo – roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) shipping is often your most efficient option for getting from Point A to Point B. The roll on and off process simplifies loading and unloading, reduces risk of damage, and often costs less than container shipping.


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Avoiding an ISF Late Filing Fee


If you've ever imported something from abroad, you're familiar with the many regulations and requirements that govern the global movement of goods. One of these requirements is an Importer Security Filing, or ISF.

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How Many Pallets Fit in a 40' Reefer Container?

I.C.E. Transport | Jul 27, 2023 11:45:00 AM | container payload, ocean shipping


Let's talk about reefers – but not the ones you might find at the beach. Short for refrigerated containers, these specially designed shipping containers offer perks that go beyond just keeping things fresh. They also extend the shelf life of products, making it possible to reach markets across the globe.
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Why Book Global Shipments Using an NVOCC Bill of Lading

I.C.E. Transport | Jul 14, 2023 8:36:50 AM | heavyweight freight, ocean shipping


There are a lot of ways to ship your goods these days, and even more companies to choose from. Where do you begin?

If you’re trying to save money or transporting something bulky, then you’re likely shipping by sea. From there, you have three options: booking with a steamship line (SSL), a freight forwarder, or a forwarder that is also a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC).

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Benchmark Ocean Freight Container Rate to Avoid Overpaying

I.C.E. Transport | Jun 27, 2023 7:30:00 AM | ocean shipping

Over the past year, we’ve seen container rates plunge more than 75% due to slackening demand for capacity. If you’re a global shipper – large or small – you’re likely already reaping the benefits as ocean carriers and freight forwarders slash their prices to match market rates. But how do you know if you’re getting the best deal?

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A Guide to Shipping Personal Effects From USA to UK


Shipping personal effects from USA to UK can seem like a daunting task, but with proper planning and knowledge of the process, it can be a smooth and hassle-free experience.

Whether you are relocating, sending gifts or returning home, let this be your guide from packing to delivery.

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Finding Shipping Companies for UK to USA Ocean Freight


The USA is the UK’s no. 1 export partner – accounting for more than a third of goods exports in 2022. In a sea of options for shipping companies UK to USA, finding a reliable and cost-effective partner can seem daunting, especially when it comes to heavy and oversized cargo.

Whether you’re a small shipper or a seasoned UK freight forwarder looking for a stateside partner, there are some key factors to consider in your search.

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Advantages of a Customs Broker in NJ

I.C.E. Transport | May 11, 2023 7:30:00 AM | ocean shipping, Customs clearance


America's East Coast import volume is on the rise relative to West Coast ports. If you’re shipping goods into the region, working with a local customs broker in NJ can help you clear imports quickly and smoothly.

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