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Expert tips on smarter shipping of heavy goods

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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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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Heavy Freight Shipping Savings Calculator

I.C.E. Transport | Mar 26, 2020 11:00:00 AM | heavyweight freight, ocean shipping

 

Many global shippers of dense, heavy freight fail to maximize container payloads and, as a result, inflate heavy freight shipping costs 20% or more. But by working with the right landside partners, heavy freight shippers can maximize container weight on the water to reduce the total number of container shipments annually – and still deliver door-to-door, without transloading.

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Understanding heavy haul freight rates for global shipments

 

Sometimes you have to load a truck with extra-heavy freight—for example, to transport large machinery to an ocean port. Sometimes it just pays to ship heavy—for instance, to save money on ocean transportation by fitting all the weight you can into a container.

Either way, it’s important to understand heavy haul freight rates and know what it takes to transport heavy freight over the road.

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Coronavirus: lessons for managing supply chain disruptions

I.C.E. Transport | Feb 27, 2020 7:30:00 AM | Industry News, ocean shipping

 

The coronavirus outbreak in China is first and foremost a massive human health crisis. But the epidemic has also caused big problems for supply chains and logistics networks.

Whether or not the coronavirus has impacted you, this disaster offers important lessons about how unexpected supply chain disruptions can undermine operations, and how to minimize that risk.

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What’s that mean? An international shipping glossary

I.C.E. Transport | Feb 13, 2020 7:30:00 AM | Regulations, ocean shipping

 

International shipping is a complex industry with a language all its own. The more shipping terms you understand, the better-equipped you’ll be to move your freight efficiently and economically. To get you up to speed on some key terms, here’s a quick international shipping glossary,

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Shipping Household Goods Overseas, Duty-Free


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.

So you’ll be glad to know there’s at least one thing you won’t have to do when you move: pay duties on your personal effects. At least, not if you follow the rules and present all the necessary documents.

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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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