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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The Hard Truth About Port Congestion


Port congestion on the West Coast is a nightmare right now, and the problem threatens to spread to other regions of the US. Port gridlock can cause long delays in supply chains, but that’s only the start of the trouble you might suffer when you can’t get containers in or out of a marine terminal. Congestion can also cost you a lot of money.  

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Why are ocean freight rates so high?

I.C.E. Transport | Jan 14, 2021 7:30:00 AM | Industry News, ocean shipping


If you’ve shipped a container lately, you know that ocean freight rates are soaring. A container that might have cost $3,000 to ship from East Asia to Europe a year ago could now cost as much as $10,000. And that’s assuming you actually can find a container and book space on a vessel.

What’s going on with shipping lines these days?

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Tips on Air Freight Shipping of Hazardous Goods

I.C.E. Transport | Dec 17, 2020 7:30:00 AM | air freight

The shipping of hazardous materials is a discipline all its own, demanding special certification. When it comes to air freight shipping of hazardous goods, it’s important to understand whether that shipment includes hazmat, also called “dangerous goods.” If it does, you’ll have to follow very specific regulations on packaging, labeling and documentation.

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Understanding permit requirements for OOG cargo

I.C.E. Transport | Dec 3, 2020 7:30:00 AM | heavyweight freight, out of gauge

Out of gauge cargo – cargo that doesn’t fit in a standard shipping container – poses extra risks on the road. That’s why state DOTs regulate OOG cargo and require truckers who transport it to get special permits.

Complying with state regulations for oversize cargo helps ensure that your load will arrive on time, undamaged and without any legal problems.

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International shipping from Poland to USA

I.C.E. Transport | Nov 24, 2020 7:30:00 AM | Poland shipping

Poland has become a popular source of well-made, well-priced goods for US companies. But international shipping from Poland to the USA isn’t simple. It takes deep expertise to develop a profitable import strategy.

You’ll find many service partners available to help. Some produce better results than others. Which to choose? Here’s a look at the options.

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Quick guide to shipping containers from Poland to the USA

I.C.E. Transport | Nov 5, 2020 7:30:00 AM | Poland shipping


Since its entry into the European Union in 2004, Poland has become a popular source of goods for American firms. If your company wants to enjoy the advantages Poland can provide, you’ll need to get up to speed on shipping containers from Poland to the USA.

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Out of gauge cargo shipping: flat rack or RO-RO?


Out of gauge cargo shipping often presents you with a choice. Is it better to transport the oversize load in a specialized ocean container? Or should you use roll-on, roll-off (RO-RO) service?

Here are some questions to consider as you choose the most efficient and cost-effective way to ship out of gauge cargo.

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Why should you use a heavy haul trucking company?

I.C.E. Transport | Oct 15, 2020 7:30:00 AM | heavyweight freight


When you ship an ocean container over the road, a standard trucking company might be all you need. But certain shipments really call for a heavy haul trucking company – a carrier that can operate legally at more than the federally-defined maximum gross weight.

And sometimes – even if a heavy shipment wasn’t your original plan – you can save a lot of money by working with a heavy haul expert.


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Infographic on Shipping Between Ireland and USA

I.C.E. Transport | Oct 13, 2020 7:00:00 AM | ocean shipping, European Shipping


Ireland and the USA are significant trading partners. We've put together this shipping spotlight to summarize the type and volume of goods moving between the two countries, including shipping from Ireland to USA.

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How do air freight rates compare with ocean LCL?

I.C.E. Transport | Sep 17, 2020 7:30:00 AM | air freight


How much is fast transportation worth to you? Sometimes speed matters so much, you don’t mind paying air freight rates. But what do those rates actually look like, and how do they compare with the cost of less-than-containerload (LCL) ocean service?

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