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During international transportation, your goods change hands multiple times. This means the potential risk of damage to your cargo is significant.
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.
Shipping containers, technically known as ‘intermodal containers’ are used to transport a large proportion of the world’s long distance freight generated by international trade.
Temperature controlled transport isn’t new – as far back as the 1840s refrigerated cars were used to transport dairy and seafood and keep them cool.
IATA stands for the International Air Transport Association. It’s the global trade association for the world’s airlines and everything air transport related, representing some 290 carriers across 120 different countries and accounting for 82% of total air traffic.
ISPM 15 is not as complicated as it sounds. It stands for the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures no.15 and simply refers to the required international standards of treatment that must be applied to solid wood used to ship products between countries.
We’re pretty sure that just about every person in the world would rather take a flight for journeys taking longer than a couple of hours, as opposed to being shipped or driven.
Where such services are available for Method 1, Pinnacle can arrange for loaded containers to be weighed at the origin port or an approved weighing facility. Otherwise the shipper must provide the VGM under Method 2.