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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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Freight forwarder vs. customs broker: what’s the difference

Posted by Customs Consulting Department on Jul 8, 2020 9:00:00 AM

When you’re importing products, understanding what kind of service provider (or providers) you need can be confusing. Do you need a freight forwarder? A customs broker? Both?

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