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9 ways to plan for extreme weather events

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Oct 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM

‘Tis the season: hurricanes, polar vortices, blizzards. Extreme weather events can shut supply chains down, leading to delays, shut-downs, and other impacts.

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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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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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Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO-MPO) Aquatic Biotechnology Program

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Jun 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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