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Heavy and Oversized Freight Blog

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

2021 Atlantic Ocean freight outlook

I.C.E. Transport | Mar 11, 2021 9:44:14 AM | Services & Routes, ocean shipping

 

Atlantic Ocean freight has become a tough business. Companies that ship cargo from Europe to the US are waiting longer and paying a good deal to secure space on trans-Atlantic vessels. The situation probably won’t ease up until the second half of the year.

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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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Infographic on Shipping Between UK and USA

 

The USA is the UK’s #1 export partner and the USA is the UK’s 3rd largest supplier.

The UK is a focus market for I.C.E. Transport. We’ve put together this shipping spotlight to summarize the type and volume of goods moving between the two countries.

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FAQ on the TSA Known Shipper Program

I.C.E. Transport | Jan 31, 2020 11:45:00 AM | Services & Routes

 

For shippers of airfreight, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) runs a program called the Known Shipper Management System, commonly known as “TSA Known Shipper.” Following are brief answers to the questions we get most often about the program.

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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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Where can I find a heavy haul carrier?


If you’re looking for a trucker to move heavyweight international containers, you need to be resourceful. After all, only a fraction of carriers provide heavyweight services. When capacity gets tight, those slots fill up fast.

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