Freight Forwarding, Shipping & Logistics [UPDATED 2022]
Welcome to the TFG freight forwarding, shipping and logistics hub. Moving goods and services from A to B has become complex, as supply chains have grown longer and fragmented. Whether you’re transporting goods, or learning about supply chains, warehousing, transportation and packaging, we’ve got you covered.
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Shipping Rules Guide
A basic 16 page shipping rules guide, including the latest updates to the Incoterms® 2020 Rules, to be used in conjunction with The International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) new book, INCOTERMS® 2020.
This short page guide provides an article by article commentary on the Incoterms® 2020 Rules.
Freight Forwarding, Logistics and Shipping Podcasts
Freight Forwarding Frequently Asked Questions
When people are not comfortable about shipping logistics, it is sometimes easier to use a freight forwarder. Their services vary and they can assist in improving efficiency both in relation to cost and time, as they are able to consolidate smaller shipments. They can also assist in your navigation around the rules when considering a voyage that you are not familiar with.
It might be important to ask the following questions in this scenario:
Are they a member of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) and so covered by freight liability insurance?
Have they worked with clients similar to you and do they have experience with similar products?
Do they work in the same countries you are shipping in?
Are their expertise restricted to a number of countries?
Can they handle multiple transport methods?
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Freight Forwarding Hub
1 | Introduction to Freight Forwarding
2 | Air Freight
3 | Bill of Lading (BL)
4 | Container Shipping
5 | Demurrage
6 | Import General Manifest (IGM) and a Bill of Entry
7 | Full Container Loads vs Less than Container Loads
8 | Inbound Logistics
9 | Container Freight Stations
10 | Container Yards (CY)
11 | Ocean Freight
12 | Phytosanitary Certificates
13 | Reefer Containers
14 | Telex Releases
15 | HS Codes
16 | HSN Codes
17 | HTS Codes
18 | IGST, SGST and CGST
19 | Marine Insurance
20 | DSV Tracking
21 | Certificate of Origin
22 | Port and Starboard
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