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Archives for August 2017

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 5: How to Find the Right Customs Broker

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A customs broker is a natural and necessary part of doing business across the U.S./Mexico border. No matter how seldom you ship across the U.S./Mexico border, every border crossing comes with a significant customs compliance risk. That’s why choosing a customs broker should never be about scoring the best deal. Like other professional services—think doctors, lawyers, and accountants—a customs broker’s primary responsibility is to protect you from risks, not save you a few dollars.
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Intermodal Shipping is Growing and the Railroads are Ready

Intermodal Shipping is Growing and the Railroads are Ready | Transportfolio

Tight truckload capacity usually means more intermodal shipping. But intermodal service can add efficiency, flexibility, and cost savings to a supply chain in many different market conditions. The good news is ongoing investments by railroads mean the future of intermodal is bright.

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4 Ways to Prepare Your Global Supply Chain for Cyber-Threats

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As recent cyber-attacks in Europe show, any company’s supply chain can become a target. Yet, you can analyze cyber risks to your business and prepare to defend against them now instead of waiting until after you’ve been attacked. To do that, you will need to understand and align your organization’s appetite for risk with response and mitigation techniques before criminals come calling.
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How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

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Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Which means that, as it does every year at this time, space is about to get very tight. That can make it difficult to meet your delivery times unless you take proactive steps now to minimize the risk in your supply chain. Here’s an easy way to think about the regular and potential future disruptors that could impact your ocean shipping strategy, and what you can do to prepare for what comes next.
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3 Key Differences Between EU and U.S. Truckload Procurement

3 Key Differences Between EU and U.S. Truckload Procurement | Transportfolio


Recent years have seen a frenzy of mergers and acquisitions between U.S. and EU companies. Some firms want one truckload procurement process that works everywhere. Does that approach work? Not exactly. There are differences you’ll need to consider. Listen in on my recent discussion with Adrian Gonzalez in Talking Logistics to learn about the differences between the U.S. and EU markets.

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