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The Essential Guide to Efficient Freight Shipping Between Jacksonville, FL and Puerto Rico

More than 85% percent of the goods shipped between Puerto Rico and the mainland U.S. move through Jacksonville, Florida. The Port of Jacksonville (also known as JAXPORT) is a major ocean freight gateway, linking the mainland U.S. with the Port of San Juan and Puerto Rico’s other seaports.   In this article, we’ll show you what you need to know about moving freight along this route, either northbound to the mainland U.S. or southbound to Puerto Rico. Shipping to a U.S. territory like Puerto Rico can be a little different than shipping freight to other U.S. destinations. We’ll walk you through all the angles to...

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LTL vs. FTL Shipping: A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing the Right Trucking Option for Your Business

When it comes to over-the-road transportation, you’ll have two main choices: less-than-truckload (LTL) and full truckload (FTL) shipping. Each of these options offers different timelines, different costs, and different advantages. We’ll walk you through all of them so you can understand the distinctions—and pick the one that moves goods on your preferred timing, at your preferred budget. In This Article Definitions & Basic Differences: FTL vs. LTL Cost Considerations: FTL Pricing vs. LTL Pricing FTL & LTL Transit Time & Efficiency: A Comparison Safety & Handling of Goods: Who’s the Winner? LTL or FTL? Environmental Impact: Which Has the Lighter Carbon Footprint, LTL or FTL?...

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Lower Emissions & Improved Safety: 5 Emerging Innovations in Rail Freight

As the transportation industry continues to focus on sustainability, rail freight continues to stand out. The consulting firm IDC calls rail “the most energy efficient and least carbon intensive freight transportation mode.” Case in point: Rail makes up about 9% of freight activity, but it only accounts for 3% of energy use in the transportation sector. But the rail industry isn’t resting on its laurels. Instead, the industry continues to embrace technological innovations designed to reduce its carbon footprint even further, improve safety, increase efficiency, prevent breakdowns, and keep cargo moving. In this article, we’ll investigate some of the latest innovations in rail freight, including...

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Moving Cargo from Asia to Hawaii? Choose the Right Option for Your Budget

Choosing a freight mode always involves a consideration between speed and cost. When you’re moving cargo from Asia to Hawaii, air freight offers a fast, but pricey solution. Ocean freight offers a more cost-effective avenue—but a much slower one. In this article, we’ll walk through the two options for moving cargo from Asia to Hawaii. Understanding both can help you strike the right balance between cost and speed—and establish a freight mix that keeps your business moving forward while protecting your bottom line. Option #1: Air Freight from Asia to Hawaii Transit Time: 1-2 days Cost: $$$ There’s no question: Air freight is the fastest...

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Hawaii Air Freight: Your Guide to Fast & Easy Cargo Shipments

Hawaii imports about 85% of the goods used in the state. Residents and businesses alike rely on air freight to deliver high-value goods, time-sensitive items, perishables like fresh seafood products, and more to the Aloha State. In this article, we’ll show you everything you need to know to make your next Hawaii air cargo shipment simple. We’ll walk you through some facts and figures to give you a lay of the land. We’ll show you the advantages air freight offers Hawaii shippers. And, finally, we’ll show you what you need to know to move your air cargo to or from Hawaii with ease. In This...

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Approved Freight Forwarders Earns EPA SmartWay® Certification

Approved Freight Forwarders Joins EPA SmartWay® Transportation Partnership: A Commitment to Sustainability October 23, 2023 Approved Freight Forwarders has announced its membership in the SmartWay® Transportation Partnership, a program initiated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Thanks to its extensive usage of SmartWay-certified carriers, the company has achieved certification as a SmartWay Logistics Company. This impressive accomplishment shows that Approved Freight Forwarders is committed to being eco-friendly, teaming up with similar partners and organizations to make the future more sustainable. The Significance of SmartWay® Transportation Partnership The SmartWay® Transportation Partnership, a program under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is a comprehensive initiative to enhance...

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