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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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Freight 101

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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8 Reasons To Choose A Freight Forwarder

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on May 1, 2019 8:55:00 AM

When you’re moving a shipment, it may be tempting to go directly to a carrier rather than working with a freight forwarder. What added value does a forwarder bring? Here are eight great examples.

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7 Strategies to Reduce Shipping Costs

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Apr 3, 2019 8:55:00 AM
Reducing shipping costs is always top of mind when your business relies on moving goods. Whether you’re shipping within one country, across the border, or across the ocean, here are Cole’s top strategies to reduce shipping costs.
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