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ARE SHIPPING QUOTES BOGGING DOWN YOUR SALES STAFF
ARE SHIPPING QUOTES BOGGING DOWN YOUR SALES STAFF? Shipping Quote Automation - Give a Shipping Quote in 15 Seconds Sales departments will often say the toughest part of their job is the tedious routine of preparing shipping quotations for customers. The management carrier rates and contracts is frequently a manual process of numerous phone calls, carrier rate sheets, excel spreadsheets, and...
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New VGM App for SOLAS Shipping Container Weight Verification Requirement
VGM Compliance Form – New App for SOLAS Shipping Container Weight Verification Requirement New ocean freight shipping container weight verification requirement as outlined by the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) becomes effective July 1, 2016. IMPORTANT: International shippers need to know they will be responsible for verifying the total gross weight of any shipping container...
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NVOCCs Request SOLAS Compliance Updates from IMO
NVOCCs Request SOLAS Compliance Updates from IMO SOLAS is a top topic at the 16th TPM Annual Conference this week. The question is: Will shippers and NVOCCs be ready to comply with the new container weight verification which takes effect on July 01, 2016? What will be the consequences for non-compliance? Yesterday, a working group made up of major non-vessel-operating common carriers, known...
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New Threat To Freight Forwarder Industry
New Threat To Freight Forwarder Industry For the last twenty years ago we watched how FedEX, UPS, and DHL expanded their global transportation networks by air, ocean and truck threatening freight forwarders. Now, Amazon is entering into the mix. Amazon Logistics is rapidly building their global transportation network in China and worldwide. They are starting to deliver products for third...
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Amazon FMC License Impacts American Importers
Amazon FMC License Impacts American Importers The Chinese subsidiary of Amazon.com been awarded a license by the Federal Maritime Commission to operate as an ocean freight forwarder, or non-vessel operating common carrier in the United States, marking the first step Amazon is making into the Asia-USA ocean shipping market. The Federal Maritime Commission that regulates the U.S.-international...
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