The Role Sri Lanka Plays in South Asia’s Regional Connectivity

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With Sri Lanka’s strategic location providing for international and region connectivity, it will remain a key maritime and logistics hub. Even with its proximity to all major ports of the Indian subcontinent, the port of Colombo still stands its ground as the maritime port of choice for many trading routes. Its superior infrastructure compared to… Read more »

Personal Effects Shipping Documents and Procedures

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When it comes to freight, there are many modes of transport, be it air freight, sea freight and road freight, as well as various requirements and situations that call for it, from personal effects shipping to commercial cargo.  Depending on your freight requirement and country of origin, there are things you need to know. Of… Read more »

What is Cargo Customs Brokerage Exactly?

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We’ve all been there. Where, you ask? Well, trying to figure out how to get your cargo or goods cleared through customs. If you don’t know what to do, we have some insight for you. Clearing your cargo through customs involves procedures that need to be followed whether you are importing merchandise or shipping goods… Read more »

Track Cargo Shipments

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It is always a good rule of thumb to know where you stuff is, whether you are looking at your personal or monetary possessions. Clearly knowing exactly what you have and where is considered being responsible. Thus, when it comes to wanting to track cargo shipments, having an easy way of doing so goes a… Read more »

Development of Global Trade and its Impacts on the Shipping Industry

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Maritime exploration and trade first began as early as 3000BCand it was during the Arab age of discovery between the 3rd-7th centuries when the modern maritime global trade and shipping began.  The development of global trade over the years has made its many impacts on the shipping industry, whereby if one region of the globe… Read more »

Freight Basics- Shipping Container Specifications

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With concern to sea freight where are two options of container shipping services that you use. One is less than container load (LCL) which is ideal for smaller shipments that would not be able to fit a smaller container. The other would be when you fill up an entire container (be it a 20ft or… Read more »

Preparing your Export Shipment by Air

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When preparing your export shipment, for instance, in the event you are sending out samples to potential international customers/buyers, you should be aware of a few things. One such element would be the shipment weight and the documentation required. In this blog, we look at these important items on your to do list when preparing… Read more »

The Ongoing Trade War of US and Chinese Tariffs

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It’s no surprise that the constant back and forth between the US and China have raised concerns with the rest of the world. If you stop to think about it, there are many potential impacts on the shipping industry that have been caused by the US and Chinese tariffs, along with Europe thrown into the… Read more »

Potential Impacts on the Shipping Industry by China-US Trade War

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The way in which the China – US Trade War has played out from the first quarter of 2018, many of the global players have been paying close attention to how this would affect other global markets and the potential impacts on the shipping industry players as well. In this edition of the Transco Cargo… Read more »

How Consolidation Works In Reality

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In the past, we have approached explaining the ins and outs of consolidation in different ways. If you refer back to some of our former blog posts, such as “Consol Box – The Pros Choosing Shipping Consolidation”, you will be able to see why it’s a popular choice for many. If you aren’t sure what… Read more »

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