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In the world of international shipping, delays can occur due to a variety of factors, including customs clearance issues, weather conditions, logistical challenges, or unforeseen circumstances. These delays can disrupt supply chains, impact customer satisfaction, and incur additional costs for businesses. However, with careful planning, effective communication, and proactive strategies, it is possible to manage and mitigate the impact of shipping delays.

In this blog, ISS Shipping will share valuable strategies and solutions for managing international shipping delays, helping businesses navigate these challenges and ensure smooth logistics operations.

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Warehousing and distribution are integral parts of supply chain management. They work together to ensure that products are stored, handled and transported efficiently and effectively to their final destination.

In this ISS Shipping blog post, we'll take a closer look at the role of warehousing and distribution in supply chain management and how they impact a company's bottom line.

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When shipping internationally, it's important to understand the customs process in order to ensure a smooth and timely delivery of your goods. At ISS Shipping, we understand the complexities of international shipping and are here to help with our basic guide to the customs process.
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Freight & Shipping FAQ

Freight is the shipping of goods across the world. It is the largest industry in the world, with over 7 trillion USD spent on freight every year. Freight services are used by many companies of all sizes to transport their goods from one location to another.

Freight calculation is the process of estimating the cost of transporting something, which can be done by breaking down your shipment into its components. Such components include weight, size, destination location etc.

There are often hidden costs associated with freight and shipping. Some of these include shipping and handling fees, brokerage fees, import duties and taxes, fuel surcharges, and storage fees. In some cases, these are not one-time costs but rather a series of costs that will accrue as more products are shipped or the product travels through the supply chain.

The best way to get an accurate idea of the true cost of shipping your products is to communicate with your shipping company’s Account Manager. They will be able to provide you with an estimate of your total shipping costs and keep you updated on any additional fees or taxes that may pop up.

Oversized items are generally items that are large and heavy. They can be anything from a vehicle to a piece of furniture. Oversized items often incur more costs due to the extra care required in handling and transport.

Dangerous goods are items or substances which can pose a risk to health, safety, property, or the environment. These include a wide range of items such as weapons, ammunition, toxic chemicals, flammable liquids, and gases.

Transporting these types of goods often takes more care as there is greater regulation around them.

A custom broker is a person or company that arranges transporting goods internationally.

Custom brokers can offer several services to make the process of international shipping easier and more affordable. They provide logistical support and coordinate with different parties. They also make sure that all regulatory requirements are met and go over the documentation needed for customs clearance.

It is recommended that businesses consult a custom broker prior to shipping their products. This will likely save them time and money and prevent the occurrence of common issues associated with freight.