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World Cup Better Than Expected for Logistics

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Automotive Logistics | Vladislav Vorotnikov The FIFA World Cup 2018 has caused a temporary shortage of transport capacities in certain regions of Russia, with a local rise in tariffs and some delays at customs, according to Irina Novikova, the inland transport department director of Gefco. However, fears of Russia ceasing to import automotive components including spare parts from May 25 to July 25, due to severe security measures, have proved unfounded. Novikova said that restrictions...
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LCL (Less Than Container Load), or FCL (Full Container Load): That Is the Question

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When 20’ and 40’ full containers make up 90% of all goods shipped around the world, a common question arises with newer shippers: “What if I don’t have enough freight to fill a full container?” In this case, LCL (Less-than-Container-Load) may be right for you. Don’t judge a shipper by their carton count LCL offers shippers with regular smaller shipments the flexibility to move their orders when they’re ready rather than waiting for enough orders...
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Lost Bill Of Lading Requirements & Procedures

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This article is informational and describes requirements if ever found in an unpleasant situation, such as misplacement or loss of the most important document in the shipping industry. As the title suggests, the procedures and requirements surrounding a lost Bill of Lading are both very complex and detailed. Contracts of Carriage are commonly issued in two forms: OBLs (Original Bills of Lading) and Seaway Bills. The lost or destroyed OBL process is not applicable to...
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The Importance of Continuing Education in Trade Compliance

By Karin L. Bogue   Companies involved in international trade understand that laws, regulations and government expectations change regularly.   By the time the organization gets used to one regulation, the government changes the rules.  These frequent changes and the nature of the business make it necessary for international compliance employees and other stakeholders to keep track of current events.    An indispensable component for any effective trade compliance program is continuing education.  When conducting a...
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