Transco Cargo Waybill and Bill of Lading Guide

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A Bill of Lading (B/L) and a Waybill are considered extremely important shipping documents with concern to international trade. The key difference between the two is the fact that Waybill does not convey the Title. The cargo can only be released to the person named as consignee on the waybill and no original documents are… Read more »

The Impact of Coronavirus on Global Shipping

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As the Coronavirus COVID-19 spreads further into different regions of the world, we look at how it impacts global shipping. With the virus stemming from China, and thereafter spreading to the various corners of the world from person-to-person contact due to travel, there have been many deaths with numbers rising. CovID-19 first broke out in… Read more »

Sending Sea Cargo of Hazardous Goods

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Previously we highlighted the “Classification and Shipping of Hazardous Goods” to stress that not only are hazardous good classified in nine tiers, but also they should be duly labelled for transit accordingly. The AITA has set regulations that make shipment of hazardous goods over air travel tricky if your cargo is on the list of… Read more »

Classification and Shipping of Hazardous Goods

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Items with integral hazardous characteristics are classified as dangerous or hazardous goods. When shipping items that have been classified as such that if not properly controlled can cause health issues or hurt to those who are handling the goods in transit, which is irresponsible of the sender/owner. Thus the classification and shipping of hazardous goods… Read more »

A Brief Shipping Guide for Shipments for Australia

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Knowing the basics and important factors when moving goods in and out of a country can be beneficial, so we’ve put together a concise shipping guide for shipment that meant to travel to or from Australia. Whether it’s for personal reasons, such as sending a parcel overseas, documents, personal belongings or even excess luggage, to… Read more »

Apply Best Packing Techniques and Practices when Shipping Boxes

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If you are planning on shipping boxes of your personal effects or even excess luggage, knowing the best packing techniques and practices can go a long way should you opt to handle the packaging yourself. Here are some best packing techniques and practices to keep in mind when packing your own shipping boxes. Leave No… Read more »

Types of Internal Packaging Materials for your Cargo Goods

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Many types of packaging materials can be used when packing your cargo goods. From bubble wrap, air bags, to cardboard and the likes of foam peanuts or pellets, there are many to choose from. But you should remember, each item of internal packaging material has its own uses and features, and they should be used… Read more »

Tokyo 2020 Freight Forwarding and Customs Guide

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Whilst Japan prepares for the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics games in Tokyo, some freight forwarding and customs guides have been adjusted to for those exporting and importing to and from Japan concerning Olympiad formalities and equipment. These concern those that are considered Game Stakeholders, that is people or organizations that involved in the games… Read more »

2020 Ocean Shipping Industry Trends to Prepare for

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As the New Year draws closer, we look at how global trade may be affected. With these 2020 ocean shipping trends to keep an eye out for, you will be able to decide for yourself what business decisions to make. Increase in Shipping Costs If you were to compare the shipping industry costs to China… Read more »

KYC Customs Requirement when Shipping to India

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With time and newer procedures, policies and operations are brought into action, you will find change is just part and parcel of life, be it personal or business related. One change in the shipping industry that has affected the world over would be the Low Sulfur Surcharge that will go into effect on 1 January… Read more »

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