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Eastern Europe Shipping Blog

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

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Bulldozer Shipping: Tips for Door-to-Door, Global Shipping

I.C.E. Transport | Jan 26, 2023 7:30:00 AM | heavyweight freight, project cargo

 

Bulldozers are among the most popular types of construction equipment shipped internationally. Bulldozer shipping requires special expertise and transportation equipment to ensure safe, compliant delivery. This article provides tips to ship bulldozers safely and in full compliance with carrier and regulatory requirements.

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International Moving Checklist

I.C.E. Transport | Jan 12, 2023 7:30:00 AM | shipping personal items

 

If you’re moving overseas, you’re worried about a new home, new job, maybe even a new school for your kids. Don't get buried in the complicated details of shipping your personal effects overseas. Our handy checklist below can help. Print it out for easy reference.

 

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I.C.E. Transport’s Most Popular Shipping Blog Posts of 2022

I.C.E. Transport | Dec 27, 2022 7:30:00 AM | European Shipping

 

During 2022, our blog has shared helpful information on how to be a smarter global shipper, particularly to and from Eastern Europe. Here are the 3 most popular posts during the year based on readership. They may be worth another look!

 

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Cargo Shipping from US to Poland: What to Expect

 

While most trade between the US and Poland is import trade into the US, the volume of exports to Poland is on the rise. If you export goods to Poland, it helps to work with a cargo forwarder who has “been there, done that.” Andrew Rozek, President of I.C.E. Transport, has decades of experience shipping to Poland from the USA. We chatted with him recently to better understand the challenges of cargo shipping from US to Poland.

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International door to door shipping: a single source is best

 

An international shipment goes through many stages. There’s loading, drayage, maybe a ride on the rails, and then the ocean crossing. On the other side there’s Customs, more land transportation and then, finally, unloading.

So many chances for something to go wrong!

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Tips for shipping machinery overseas

 

Maybe you’ve bought a used excavator from a dealer in another country. Or you’ve made the winning bid on equipment from a recently-closed factory thousands of miles away. There are many reasons for shipping machinery overseas, many decisions to make along the way and many opportunities to ensure trouble-free, cost effective transit – if you have the necessary capabilities.

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Working with freight forwarding companies in New Jersey

I.C.E. Transport | Oct 18, 2022 7:00:00 AM | ocean shipping, freight brokers

 

The Port of New York and New Jersey is now the second-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 freight forwarding companies in New Jersey?

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How to Reduce Ocean Shipping Cost Per Ton

I.C.E. Transport | Sep 27, 2022 7:30:00 AM | heavyweight freight, ocean shipping

Ocean shippers can and should get the best container rate they can get. But you will get the most cost savings when you think in terms of reducing ocean shipping costs per ton – in other words, shipping the same volume of freight in fewer containers. If you can max out your payload on every load, you can ship 25% fewer containers and realize up to a 6-figure yearly savings, depending on how many containers you ship.

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Transatlantic Freight Forwarder Update

 

For transatlantic freight forwarders like I.C.E. Transport, it's been interesting to see the sharp contrast in ocean freight prices and congestion issues between Transpacific and Transatlantic freight.

It's really a tale of two oceans.

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Heavy Freight Shipping Companies Enable Big Savings

I.C.E. Transport | Aug 25, 2022 10:02:19 AM | heavyweight freight

 

For global shippers of wood, metals and other dense cargo, heavy freight shipping companies will charge you more for over-the-road heavy hauls. But, in the process, they can help cut your total freight shipping costs as much as 20%.

The savings are on the ocean shipping leg of the journey.

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