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Hiring a Freight Forwarder in Canada? 4 Things to Consider

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Jan 13, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Choosing the right freight forwarder in Canada isn't always an easy task. Finding a company you're comfortable working with matters, as you want to ensure your Canadian freight forwarder will move your items quickly and safely.

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International vs. Domestic Freight Forwarding: Understanding the Difference

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Jan 6, 2020 11:30:00 AM

Whether you need an international freight forwarder or a domestic freight forwarder, you will be hiring a company with a specialty in working with multiple shipping companies to move your goods from point A to point B. Sometimes, freight forwarders are referred to as the travel agents of international and domestic trade.

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Insurance and freight: everything you need to know

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Dec 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM

We’ve covered the importance of having cargo insurance, but this week, we go in-depth about the carrier’s legal liability and what type of insurance coverage will protect your goods from warehouse to warehouse, giving you the control you’ll need in the event of loss or damage.

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A first look at Incoterms® 2020

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Nov 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Incoterms® (or international commercial terms) designed to assist traders when goods are sold and transported. Published by the International Chamber of Commerce, the terms clearly communicate the costs and risks associated with the transportation and delivery of goods.

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IMO2020: Digging into the new sulphur emissions cap

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Oct 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM

This week, we dive deep into the background and context of IMO2020, putting the 0.5% sulphur emissions cap into greater context, and discussing the economic and environmental impacts of the mandate in greater detail as we move into the last quarter of 2019.

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Working with rising transportation costs and capacity issues

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Oct 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Rising fuel costs. Emission-reduction regulations. Peak season surcharges and capacity crunches. Across modes and all over the world, importers are working hard to balance competing priorities: keeping their supply chains moving quickly while protecting their profit margins.

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Logistics 101: Freight

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Sep 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

International shipping and freight is a complicated business. When moving goods over land, sea, and air, there are a lot of moving pieces and a lot of industry-specific terminology that can be confusing. We’ve put together a brief introductory guide to help you navigate the real basics of freight.

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IMO2020: How the new sulphur emissions cap impacts you

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Aug 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

IMO2020 refers to a new mandated decrease of sulphur in fuel oil which comes into effect for the shipping industry January 1, 2020. The mandate calls for a decrease in sulphur to 0.5% m/m (mass by mass).

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How climate change is affecting supply chains

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Jun 12, 2019 8:55:00 AM

At the end of April, 110 shipping companies signed a letter calling for mandatory slow-steaming to be adopted by the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) greenhouse gas (GHG) working group. The letter did not include the signatures of any container carriers, and has created quite a stir. There are ongoing debates over whether slow steaming would work for the container sector, especially when it comes to perishables, such as fruit.

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Working with a Freight Forwarder: Part 2

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on May 8, 2019 8:55:00 AM

Last week, we shared eight great reasons to choose a freight forwarder instead of working directly with a carrier to move your shipments. This week, we dive deeper into the work a forwarder does before your shipment even leaves your warehouse.

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