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Shipping Long Routes Using Different Transport Methods: An Overview

Transporting goods from origin to destination point will often take on several forms, depending on the items being transported and the urgency at which they need to make their final goal. For shippers, this is the most important facet of their job -- trying to figure out which methods of transportation to use in order to save money, be as efficient as possible, and complete the journey in a timely manner. So, what methods are available to ship...

What You Need to Know About the New Ocean Carrier Alliances

What is an ocean alliance? Different ocean carriers ally strategically to form mutually beneficial agreements; airlines also organizes themselves in this way. The new ocean alliances refer to updates in these strategic partnerships. Typically, these alliances allow ocean carriers to share their fleet, and grow their shipping range. Chances are, if your business is thinking of shipping internationally, you will likely be shipping with ...

Uber Launches Uber Freight: Expect Changes to Trucking

Surge pricing could soon be a reality in the trucking industry; ride-hailing company Uber just launched a new service called Uber Freight and although little has been revealed on what or how the Uber branch will work, it seems like we can expect not only the arrival of surge pricing but also the introduction to autonomous trucks. Last August Uber acquired a startup called Otto who was working on bringing the first self-driving trucks to roads....

Implementation of eManifest starts in November 2016 for Freight Forwarders

Bonded and non-bonded freight forwarders who are responsible for consolidated imports to Canada will now be obligated to hand over advance house bill date for in-bond and in-transit shipments as of November 7, recently announced the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA). The Agency has laid out a timeline for the implementation of its plan related to future eManifest requirements for freight forwarders. Step 1: November 7 to January 10, 2017 D...

Canadian Customs Broker – What documents do i need?

What documents do i need to provide to my Canadian customs broker for a customs clearance?   One of the most frequently asked questions we get here at Clearit.ca is "what documents are needed for a customs clearance?" and while you might receive stacks and stacks of documents from your forwarder or shipper, only a few are needed in order to complete a customs clearance with a Canadian Customs Broker.   Mandatory documents for a Canadian...