Explore the pros and cons of exporting with our comprehensive guide. Understand how exporting can boost your business growth, diversify market exposure, and increase sales while also considering the potential challenges such as cultural differences, logistics complexities, and regulatory hurdles.
Read our guide on export licenses to learn about the different types, understand the requirements, and discover the steps to apply for them.
Understand the intricacies of a Bill of Exchange and learn how this payment order issued by the drawer can streamline transactions and boost cash flow. Discover its importance, types, and how to manage it effectively..
In this blog post, we’ll break down everything you need to know about CFR and how it applies to shipping so you can determine whether or not this type of agreement may be right for your business.
In this blog post, we'll explain port-to-port shipping in absolute detail, covering everything from its advantages and disadvantages to the individual steps involved.
In this post, we'll explore what freight insurance covers, how it works, and things to consider when purchasing coverage
We’ll break down the differences between the two most commonly used terms in global trade: Ex Works (EXW) and Free on Board (FOB).
Are you an importer looking to streamline your freight operations? If so, annual freight contracts may be the solution you've been searching for.
We’ll break down exactly what makes the terms shipper, consignee, and notify party distinct from one another, explore their importance in shipping, analyze their relationship dynamics, highlight practical examples, and provide tips for managing shipping documentation.
In this article, we will delve specifically into the differences between a master and a house bill of lading, so stick around if you're looking to expand your knowledge on the subject.
If you want efficient shipping processes with minimum stress and delays, it’s time to get up close and personal with AES filing.
In this blog post, we'll be taking a closer look at what exactly a Letter of Credit is, the different types available, and how to apply for one.
In this blog post, we take a look at how careful preparation can help you avoid unnecessary delays at customs and keep things running smoothly.
In this blog post, we'll outline the various shipping process steps involved and provide helpful insights into how you can streamline operations while ensuring the efficient delivery of goods.
In this blog post, we will explore what is involved in exporting successfully to India, focusing on understanding taxes and trading rules so that exports run smoothly for both shippers and customers.
This guide will cover everything you need to know about creating effective supplier agreements that ensure a win-win for everyone, including an example letter you can include.
In this blog post, we’ll explore exactly how AI is revolutionizing procurement processes and what it means for businesses like yours.
This blog post will outline the Incoterms used for air freight and provide helpful tips for selecting the right ones.
This guide will delve into the key differences between the Bill of Lading and the Packing Slip, providing a clear understanding of their individual functions and importance in facilitating successful global trade transactions.
In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the importance of Certificates of Origin in global commerce, the role of Chambers of Commerce in issuing and verifying these essential documents, and the steps you need to take to obtain a CO for your shipments.
This article will explore three examples of shipping companies that have taken significant steps towards going green.
Let's explore the transformative power of SaaS solutions in reshaping supply chain management, equip you with the knowledge and foresight to harness these innovations, and drive your organization towards a more agile, responsive, and sustainable future.
This comprehensive guide provides you with the essential knowledge and best practices to identify, analyze, and eliminate supply chain bottlenecks, streamlining your operations and enhancing overall business performance.
In the present-day international market, having a streamlined, resilient supply chain is paramount for businesses to thrive. We'll delve into seven key strategies to help you achieve supply chain efficiency.
This blog post will delve into various factors that should be considered when choosing product packaging. By implementing these insights into your shipping operations, you'll be better equipped to optimize your supply chain while providing an exceptional customer experience.
According to a worldwide supply chain survey by GEODIS, the top challenges faced by the respondents will be to develop a long-lasting and consistent supply chain, improve quality, flexibility, and compliance, and realize cost savings. To minimize the impact of these challenges, you can adopt the lean logistics philosophy.
In this blog post, we'll go over what a freight contract is and give you tips to help you negotiate better freight rates.
There are a number of measures that businesses can take to improve the resilience of their supply chains. In this blog post, we’ll explore some key steps in building a resilient supply chain.
This article will discuss the basics of hazmat shipping and the best practices for ensuring compliance and safety when it comes to shipping hazardous materials.
In this article, we'll discuss what load planning is, why it's important, and how you can optimize your load planning to ensure efficient and safe transportation of goods.
This article outlines the essential elements of a shipping quotation and provides an example of a professional shipping quotation format completed with a template.
Every advantage counts in today's competitive business environment, and adopting export documentation software can give your company a significant edge. Let's explore the benefits of adopting an export documentation software solution to streamline your export operations.
In this blog post, we'll break down what a packing list for shipping is and provide a free, downloadable shipping packing list template to get you started.
This article will explore this vital shipping document, how to fill it out correctly, and what information must be included on the form. We will also provide a template shipper's declaration form as an example to help you get started.
In this guide, we will explore some additional tips and strategies on how to avoid demurrage charges and streamline your logistics operations.
In this article, we will discuss what a typical purchase order looks like, why it’s important, how to fill one out, and give you access to a customizable template.
Creating a commercial invoice for shipping goods is an important step in any international shipment. Here's everything you need to know about this essential shipping document.
In this article, we break down the key differences between FOB and FCA and when to use each Incoterm.
Let’s take a closer look at what Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU) incoterm means and how it applies to exporter and importer obligations, the point of risk transfer, and the benefits and drawbacks for each party.
In this article, we will explain what EXW is, outline its obligations for exporters and importers, the point of risk transfer associated with EXW, the benefits and drawbacks of using it, and more.
In this article, we will look at the differences between air and ocean shipping across a variety of metrics.
This article will provide an overview of FAS, including its obligations for both exporters and importers, as well as its point of risk transfer, benefits, drawbacks, and an example use case.
In this article, we will explain what FCA is, the obligations of the exporter and importer under this term, as well as when the risk transfers from the buyer to the seller.
In this article, we will explore different types of shipping containers and their corresponding sizes and dimensions. With this information, you can make a more informed decision when selecting the best container for your shipment.
In this guide, we will explore the 15 different types of shipping containers and discuss their various features and uses.
Let’s take a closer look at what FCL shipping entails, from costs to transit times, and understand why it is a top choice for many businesses.
This blog post provides an all-encompassing look into the CIP shipping term, outlining both parties' responsibilities, a real-life example, as well as the advantages and disadvantages.
Two of the most common types of invoices associated with international shipping are proforma invoices and commercial invoices, but do you know the difference between them? To make sense of it all, we’ve created this guide to explain.
We’ll cover everything you need to know about Delivered At Place (DAP), so you can make informed transport decisions in the future.
Find out how the proforma invoice works and get the form of this vital shipping document you need to ensure everything goes smoothly.
In this blog post, we'll explain what an SLI is, how to fill it out, and give you a downloadable template to make things easier.
In this blog post, we will explain what the DDP Incoterm is, look at an example of how it is used in practice, and discuss the associated benefits and drawbacks.
To help, we've compiled a list of FTAs in the United States so that you can easily determine which FTA applies to your international shipments.
In this blog post, we will provide a comprehensive overview of freight bills, including their definition, uses, examples, how to fill out one correctly, and the difference between freight bills and bills of lading.
Let's break down what Free on Board is, what your obligations under this Incoterm are, look at an example of how it is used in practice, and go over the benefits and drawbacks of FOB.
If you're new to the topic of logistics outsourcing, don't worry. We'll cover what it is and why it's beneficial. Here are five reasons why outsourcing your logistics needs can be a smart move.
Keep reading to learn more about the difference between DAP vs DDP, how they are used in international shipping, and which one is the better choice for your business.
In this guide, we will cover everything you need to know about the customs duty drawback process. We will examine the different types of duty drawbacks available, how to file a claim, and how to claim your refunds.
Our handy guide will walk you through everything you need to know about the ISF filing, including all of the rules, requirements, and processes involved.
Keep reading to find out the key differences between FCL and LCL, along with their pros and cons, so that you can make the best choice for your business.
Our blog post will break down Cost, Insurance, and Freight (CIF) and Free on Board (FOB), and explain which option is better for your business.
From the documents and rules that govern importing to the best practices for efficiently getting your goods into the country, this guide is here to give you everything you need to know about importing.
To help you make the best decision, let's take a closer look at the Free on Board (FOB) and Delivered at Place (DAP) shipping methods and compare them side by side.
Whether you're just starting out in exporting or are a seasoned veteran, this introductory guide to exporting will help you navigate the complex world of export documents, regulations, and practical considerations.
In this guide, we will discuss how ocean freight visibility works and how to keep track of your sea shipments.
In this blog post, we'll outline the steps you need to take in order to get a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Certificate of Origin (CoO) for your business.
In this article, we'll break down everything you need to know about the Cost Insurance Freight (CIF) incoterm.
If you're thinking of making the switch to electronic bills of lading, here's everything you need to know about going digital.
In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at the real cost of manual data entry in logistics and discuss some of the benefits of automating your data entry processes.
In this article, we'll explain how containers are identified, monitored, and tracked so that you can choose the best solution for your needs.
In this blog post we will explore in more depth fourth-party logistics (4PL) provider and third-party logistics (3PL) provider advantages and disadvantages,
Our guide will walk you through everything you need to know about the customs clearance process — from what it is to how to ensure a smooth and cost-efficient experience.
So, what is real-time supply chain visibility? And how can it benefit your business? Keep reading to find out.
In this blog post, we will demystify two of the most common terms used in international shipping: CIF (Cost, Insurance, and Freight) and DDP (Delivery Duty Paid).
Logistics service providers play a vital role in the supply chain management system and international trade. In this article, we'll cover 13 criteria to choose the best 3P logistics provider.
In the world of shipping, there are a variety of terms and abbreviations that can be confusing for those who are new to the industry. One such term is "CPT," which stands for "Carriage Paid To." Here's what you need to know about this Incoterm.
In this article, we will look at the five most popular methods of payment in international trade and provide some tips on how to choose the best one for your needs.
In this article, we'll take a look at the differences between Free on Board (FOB) and Free Alongside Ship (FAS).
As a shipper, it's important to understand the difference between Proof of Delivery (POD) and Bill of Lading (BOL) and ensure that they're filled out correctly. Read this blog post to discover those differences.
In this blog post, we will discuss three elements of supply chain sustainability that are crucial for small businesses.
In this blog post, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about less than container load (LCL) shipping – what it is, how it works, and why you might choose to use it.
In this guide, we’ll cover what a bill of lading is, the different types, how to fill it out, and give you a handy template.
In this simple guide, we will walk you through the basics of landed cost, including how to calculate it for your business.
Over the last few months we have been working to improve our product by rethinking the look, feel and function. This blog is going to tackle what changes we’re making and how we’re making them.
Our guide to international shipping documents will help you navigate the sometimes-tricky world of international shipping documents.
In this blog post, we’ll break down everything you need to know, including a complete list, all the rules, and examples of Incoterms.
From product description to customs clearance, finding out how to effectively use HS Codes can be challenging, but this blog post is here to help make that process easier and more efficient.
Cargoflip… where to start? The ride, although still early, has been extremely eventful. As the team grows, we inevitably experience both wins and losses. The company has embodied the famous Heather O’Reilly quote “You can’t let the highs get too high and you can’t let the lows get too low”.
Less than a year ago we decided to set off on a new path to building Cargoflip. It's a great opportunity to reflect on where we are today and how far we've come, and where we're going next.