Turkey Currency Crisis and its Impact on Global Trade

Turkey Currency Crisis and its Impact on Global Trade If you’re a fan of holidays in Turkey, you’ll no doubt have been enjoying more affordable breaks away thanks to Turkey’s plummeting exchange rate during 2018. So much so, because of Turkey’s currency and political crisis, the pound is worth around 90% more against the [...]

Cargo insurance: What is it and why you need it?

Cargo insurance: What is it and why you need it? If you ship goods by sea, it's likely the value of your goods isn’t something you would want to put at risk. And, while most shipments by sea reach their final destination unscathed, mother nature is unpredictable, and this means problems can occur which [...]

What Is A Bill Of Lading? And Why Do I Need It?

What Is A Bill Of Lading? And Why Do I Need It? If you're looking into importing or exporting goods by sea, then you might have come across the term 'Bill of Lading' and be wondering what this seemingly important piece of paperwork is exactly. Here's what you need to know before you arrange [...]

By |2018-07-02T11:52:29+00:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Freight Forwarding, Sea Freight|Tags: , |0 Comments

A Guide to Importing from India to the UK

A Guide to Importing from India to the UK In 2016, India shipped US$261 billion worth of goods around the globe, and last month India became the world’s fastest-growing economy, so it’s no surprise that here in the UK we’re regular importers from India. As the world’s leading provider of many goods that are [...]

By |2018-03-23T16:11:46+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Freight Forwarding, India, Sea Freight|Tags: , , |2 Comments

[Guide] What kind of shipping container should I use?

[Guide] What kind of shipping container should I use? You’ve no doubt seen many pictures of container ships similar to the one above, but despite the variances in colours, it’s not always obvious that the shipping containers you see have different uses, even though they may look the same. Understanding your options when it [...]

By |2018-02-05T14:36:38+00:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: Freight Forwarding, Sea Freight|Tags: |0 Comments

A short guide to the different sea freight shipping services

A short guide to the different sea freight shipping services As the world’s most cost-effective method of moving commodities around the globe, sea freight is a crucial part of the global supply chain. But are you familiar with the different types of sea freight services? Here's a quick roundup... 1) FCL FCL stands for [...]

By |2017-10-25T10:15:46+00:00October 25th, 2017|Categories: Freight Forwarding, Sea Freight|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sea Freight or Air Freight – Which freight forwarding service should you choose?

Sea Freight or Air Freight – Which freight forwarding service should you choose? When it comes to international shipping, there are two main transportation options available to you - sea freight and air freight. Each has its own pros and cons, and your choice is likely to depend on what factors are the most [...]

By |2017-10-12T11:36:27+00:00October 10th, 2017|Categories: Air Freight, Freight Forwarding, Sea Freight|0 Comments

Car Shipping: Which is better? RoRo shipping or Container Shipping?

Car Shipping: Which is better? RoRo shipping or Container Shipping? If you're looking into car shipping or vehicle shipping, you're probably wondering which is the best way to do it? Whether you need to ship a single vehicle or multiple cars at a time, you have two options. Either load your vehicle(s) into a [...]

By |2017-10-12T11:38:49+00:00September 26th, 2017|Categories: Freight Forwarding, Sea Freight|Tags: , |0 Comments

What are Shipping Incoterms and what do they all mean?

What are Shipping Incoterms and what do they all mean? Incoterms are an internationally recognised set of instructions used in the global transportation of goods. They define the division of responsibility between the Shipper (usually the supplier/consignor) and the Consignee (usually the buyer). The terms dictate which party is responsible for the risks, costs [...]

By |2017-10-12T12:02:45+00:00August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Freight Forwarding, Sea Freight|Tags: |0 Comments

Less than container load (LCL) Shipments – How does it work?

Less than container load (LCL) Shipments – How does it work? So, you’ve sourced your supplier, signed off the product sample, and you’re ready to place your order and arrange the shipping service. But what do you do if the goods you need to order won’t fill a shipping container? Fortunately, there is a [...]

By |2017-10-12T12:03:09+00:00July 26th, 2017|Categories: Freight Forwarding, Sea Freight|Tags: |0 Comments
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