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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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IMO2020 update: fuel prices and carriage ban

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Mar 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM

On January 1, 2020, IMO2020 came into effect under IMO’s MARPOL treaty limiting sulphur emissions from ocean fuel to 0.5%.

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Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for importing tires under TC (Transport Canada)

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Feb 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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Incoterms: A Complete Guide

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Feb 3, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Incoterms is the shorter version of International Commercial Terms. These specific terms are used throughout international commercial transactions. They are three-letter trade terms used to clearly communicate the risks, costs, and tasks associated with international transportation and the delivery of goods.

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9 Tips for Choosing a Freight Forwarder in the USA

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Jan 27, 2020 9:30:00 AM

When you need a freight forwarder in the USA, you have plenty of options, but not all the options are the same. Finding the right partner for your needs may take some research. It's not as easy as just choosing any US freight forwarding company.

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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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