There is often confusion about the differences between freight forwarders and customs agents and brokers. What are the differences in their roles and responsibilities and when they are best employed to help international traders with their import requirements? There are certainly crossovers between the two, but it’s important for new traders to become clear on […]
The importance of the history and modern-day relations between the United States and the United Kingdom should not be understated. With strong cultural and financial ties between the two countries going back many years, it is clear to see that these two globally influential nations have a unique and important relationship. In this blog, we […]
In 2021, China overtook Germany to become the UK’s biggest single import market for the first time since records began. This spans all major industries trading in goods, making China an even more important trading partner to the UK than in recent years. Goods imported from China rose 66% from the start of 2018 to […]
There are quite literally millions of Amazon sellers all over the world. Some are established brands, some high-flying entrepreneurs, and others a one-man band. Whatever the set-up, they may need to utilise Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA). With FBA, goods are stored in Amazon’s fulfilment centres and picked, packed and shipped by Amazon, taking the load […]
The most ambitious, costly robot probe ever built, the $10bn James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) – was blasted into space on the 25th December 2021 at 07.20 EST. Described as a ‘time machine’ by scientists, the telescope will allow astronomers to study the beginning of the universe shortly after the big bang, 13.8 billion years […]
For UK companies requiring international logistics support, finding the perfect UK freight forwarder can be a challenging task to complete. There are a wealth of freight forwarders in the UK but how do you determine which are any good and how do you discern between them all? A report by Gartner regarding the B2B buyers […]
With a sea of (no pun intended) freight forwarders out there to choose from, how do you go about finding the best fit for your logistics requirements, cost, IT system needs, and your company’s culture and work ethic? If logistics is a key pillar of your business then it’s crucial that you identify good quality […]
Outsourcing your logistics can be a challenging task to complete. There are a wealth of 3rd party logistics (or 3PL) providers out there, but how do you determine which providers will work best for you? Choosing between them can seem tricky, so knowing what factors to consider can be vital in making the right decision. […]
Choosing the right warehousing to support a successful supply chain is as crucial as any other part of the process. Learn which key factors to consider when selecting your most effective warehousing solution.
Incoterms® (or International Commercial Terms) are a series of commercial terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in an effort to aid communication between buyers and sellers.