Blog Posts

Logistics tech: supply chain software

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Sep 16, 2020 9:00:00 AM

More and more links of the supply chain are relying on software based solutions for management, tracking, communication, and automation. Logistics companies use these types of systems to give their customers more visibility—helping to streamline operations all the way down the chain.

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Best practices: consolidation and cross-docking

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Sep 9, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Consolidation and cross-docking can help increase efficiencies and lower costs for shippers.

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What are blank sailings?

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Sep 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM

It’s a term we’re hearing more this year than ever before with unpredictable shipping patterns of international trade.

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Single Window Initiative (SWI): Survival Guide for Pesticides

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Aug 26, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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USMCA/CUSMA in-force as of July 1, 2020

Posted by Trade Consulting on Aug 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The new North American free trade agreement (known as USMCA/CUSMA/T-MEC) is now being enforced.

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CBSA Verification Priorities: July 2020

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Aug 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Are your goods on it?

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) targets specific industries and products for extra attention at the border to ensure importers are compliant with requirements for tariff classification, product valuation and country of origin.

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3 exciting innovations in logistics

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Aug 5, 2020 9:00:00 AM

With emerging technologies, changing environmental regulations, and increased automation across all sectors, innovation is exploding in the logistics industry.

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Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for Health Canada (HC) Medical Devices program

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Jul 29, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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5 factors affecting transportation costs and pricing

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Jul 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Transportation is a big part of the logistics picture. Freight can represent 50% of your logistics cost and up to 10-20% of your retail price. In a world of “free shipping” every importer knows that freight is not free.

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6 ways smart trailers are changing the trucking industry

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Jul 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM

What is a smart trailer?

Smart trailers are any type of trailer, from flatbed to reefer, integrated with technology providing insight into the status of the truck and its cargo.

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