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Prepping Air Freight Pallets – 6 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Pallets can make it much easier to handle and transport your goods traveling via air freight, as is the case with goods shipping via ocean freight. Additionally, freight that’s placed on a pallet can be moved without touching the actual goods themselves, reducing the possibility of damage.   That being…

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Shipping Goods During the Pacific Hurricane Season 

Earlier this year, NOAA announced a 70% chance of above-normal activity for the 2019 central and eastern Pacific hurricane season. If you’re doing business in Hawaii, Guam or any other Pacific destinations, it’s possible that you might experience impacts either on your own company’s shipments or…

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What’s the Difference Between 3PL, a 4PL and a 5PL? 

Like many specialized industries, logistics has its own vocabulary. Although shorthand makes communicating with other industry experts more efficient, it can quickly get confusing to anyone outside the logistics world.  One set of popular logistics terms has been causing significant confusion lately: 3PL vs. 4PL vs. 5PL. With many companies innovating…

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Conquer HAZMAT Regulations with These 5 Shipping Tips

Hazardous materials present a risk at almost all the stops along your supply chain. Items that are explosive, flammable, corrosive, poisonous, radioactive and more can present challenges during ground delivery, warehousing, ocean transport—even at the final destination, where mislabeled hazardous…

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