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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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A Beginner’s Guide to Export Shipping

I.C.E. Transport | Feb 27, 2024 7:30:00 AM | ocean shipping, export services

 

While there are abundant opportunities for business growth right here in America, some of the fastest growing markets are overseas. Capitalizing on these opportunities requires knowledge of export shipping. This article covers the basics of shipping your U.S.-made products overseas – efficiently and in full compliance with customs agency requirements.

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Navigating Customs Bonds: A Primer for Importers

I.C.E. Transport | Feb 9, 2024 11:10:43 AM | Customs clearance

 

If you’re importing goods into the United States, you’ll need to become familiar with customs bonds, and the process for obtaining them. Their purpose is simple: to guarantee that the shipper, or importer of record, pays all relevant duties, taxes and fees on imported goods, and the government gets its due.

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NVOCC vs. Freight Forwarder: What’s the Difference?

I.C.E. Transport | Jan 25, 2024 7:30:00 AM | ocean shipping, freight brokers

 

If you’re new to international shipping, you might be confused by the various terms used for service providers that handle cargo. For example: NVOCC vs. freight forwarder. What’s the difference between these two kinds of companies? What does each do, and how do you know which one to approach when you have a shipment to arrange?

Here’s a quick rundown.

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Understanding customs brokerage services

I.C.E. Transport | Jan 18, 2024 7:00:00 AM | Customs clearance

No law says you must hire a customs broker to help you clear imports into the US. But a smart importer, whether large or small, usually engages with an expert for customs brokerage services.

Following is a primer on customs brokerage and how a licensed broker can help you clear shipments quickly through Customs, keep you compliant with all regulations, and help you avoid costly mistakes.

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Advantages of LCL (Less than Container Load) Shipping for Small Shipments

I.C.E. Transport | Dec 19, 2023 7:30:00 AM | container payload, ocean shipping

 

In today's global economy, international trade has become integral to the success of businesses, large and small. Particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), leveraging the right shipping options can certainly increase company profits. This is where LCL (Less than Container Load) shipping comes into play, offering an adaptable and cost-effective solution for smaller shipment volumes.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Shipping a Car to Poland from USA

 

The volume of cars shipped internationally is on the rise, with Poland becoming an increasingly popular destination for vehicles from the United States. Understanding the detailed process, regulations, and costs of car shipping is essential for a smooth experience.

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A Guide to Shipping Personal Effects to Ireland in a Shipping Container

 

Ireland is renowned for its vibrant culture, varied landscape, and legendary local pubs. It's also a popular destination for expatriates. As the fastest-growing economy in the Eurozone, Ireland pairs its robust, pro-business environment with a harmonious balance between work and life. 

Whether you're moving for business, pleasure, or a bit of both, shipping your personal effects to Ireland in a shipping container is a detailed task for which you likely have little experience. No worries, we can help. This comprehensive guide provides essential insights and practical steps for efficiently and safely shipping household goods to Ireland.

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Effective Port to Door Shipping: 3 Key Elements

I.C.E. Transport | Nov 14, 2023 8:41:00 AM | ocean shipping

 

The voyage of a cargo ship from Europe to the U.S. East Coast covers an impressive 4,000+ miles. Yet, it's in the crucial transition from ship to door where the true test lies. Delays at any stage of this journey can trigger detention and demurrage fees that not only thin margins but can also set off a cascade of operational challenges, disrupting your entire supply chain. 

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Shipping a Backhoe in an Ocean Container: A Comprehensive Guide

I.C.E. Transport | Oct 26, 2023 7:30:00 AM | heavyweight freight, out of gauge

 

A backhoe, or backhoe loader, isn't just any piece of equipment; it's a significant investment that often costs well into the six figures. Backhoes are essential in the ever-growing global construction industry. As international projects become increasingly common, so does the need to ship these valuable machines overseas. This comprehensive guide focuses on container shipping, prepping your backhoe for international transit, and optimizing the entire shipping process for efficient and cost-effective backhoe shipping.

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Sustainable Shipping: Ship Fewer, Heavier Containers

I.C.E. Transport | Oct 17, 2023 7:30:00 AM | heavyweight freight, ocean shipping

 

One of the fastest and easiest solutions to sustainable shipping of ocean cargo is to maximize the payload of every container you ship and, in the process, ship 20% fewer containers. That's fewer ocean freight moves, fewer road moves, less handling, lower freight bills and, yes, a sizably reduced carbon footprint.

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