Insights For International Air & Ocean Freight Shipping
Shipa Freight Knowledge Series
Welcome to the Shipa Freight Knowledge Series, a free collection of insights to help you start and grow your cross-border trade.
Largest Ports in the World
Find here a description of the largest ports in the world to help you find the port that will be best suited to your shipping needs.
10 Largest Ports in the US
Find here a description of the 10 largest ports in the US to find the port that will be best suited to your shipping needs
VAT is short for value added tax. A VAT number is a government-issued number that acts as a way to track your business’ taxes in specific countries.
The International Air Transport Association is a trade association for the international airline industry. It aims at boosting airport transport industry.
The International Maritime Organization is an agency run by the United Nations that works to keep international shipping safe and secure.
A vast majority of countries do not allow the import of goods unless the shipping containers have undergone cargo fumigation processes.
Detention Charges in Shipping
A detention charge is an extra charges imposed by carriers when their container are not returned on time. Learn more about it on our article.
Logistics in Ramadan
Read this article for possible pitfalls in international shipping during Ramadan.
10 Largest Ports in Europe
Find here a description of the 10 largest ports in Europe to find the port that will be best suited to your shipping needs from or to Europe.
The customs broker has an essential role of the international shipping process. Learn about the advantages customs brokers can bring to your business.
Logistics in Chinese New Year
This article explains just how disruptive Chinese New Year can be for international shipping.
10 Largest Ports in North America
Find here a description of the 10 largest ports in North America to find the port that will be best suited to your shipping needs from or to the US.
The Difference Between Freight Insurance & Cargo Insurance
There’s a crucial difference between freight insurance and cargo insurance, which, if your business is engaged in international shipping, you need to be aware of.
What is Intermodal?
Intermodal is a form of freight transportation that uses two or more modes of carriage to move goods from a shipper to a consignee.
Transporting Hazardous Materials
Learn about the various kinds of materials that could be dangerous to transport and ship
Free Trade Zones in the World
A free trade zone, which is also known as a foreign trade zone in the United States, is an area or part of a country, where normal laws of import and export don’t apply as far as bringing in goods from foreign places is concerned.
9 Important To Do's for Customs Clearance
If you want to make sure to minimise the risk of delays due to customs clearance read this guide we have made for you.
5 Essential Tips for a Successful Import
Exporting and exporting can be tricky and lid with obstacles. Here are 5 freight forwarder's tips for a successful import
Stuck Indoors? Download This Freight Freebie for Your Kids
If, like many of us, you are working at home right now, with the kids out of school and the whole family going stir-crazy, you’ll probably welcome any ideas to keep the young ones entertained and stimulated.
COVID-19 Air Freight Impact [Updated: 24th February, 2020]
Here you will find the product updates on ocean freight with Coronavirus
COVID-19 Ocean Freight Impact [Updated: 24th February, 2020]
Here you will find the product updates on ocean freight
Your Brief Guide to the New ICC Incoterms 2020
Notable Changes to the Incoterms in 2020 - Shipa Freight
A Shipper's Preparation Guide for Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Black Friday and Cyber Monday originated in connection with the American Thanksgiving holiday.Today they are among the significant days in the year for traditional and online retail businesses everywhere.
Guide to Golden Week and its Impact on Freight Shipping
Golden Week is an October holiday that sees most of China’s industries grind to a halt. If your business ships goods to or from China, this guide includes some tips to help you avoid being caught out.
Benefits of a Digital Approach to Compliance in Freight Shipping
Online freight forwarders digital compliance solutions, is making it easier for SMEs to understand and meet the obligations of global shipping and customs procedures.
International Shipping & Logistics News Roundup: June/July 2019
In this roundup, we cover stories about Amazon, the faster delivery trends, new clean air regulations for ocean carriers, how blockchain technology is helping to streamline supply chains.
Customs Clearance Essentials for Your International Enterprise
This customs clearance introduction will give you the basic knowledge you need when working with global shipping carriers or freight forwarders.
5 Common International Shipping Mistakes SMEs Should Beware Of
Five international shipping mistakes that SMEs commonly fall victim to, and some guidance for avoiding them when you ship goods across international borders.
Fulfilled by Amazon Guide for USA Businesses Shipping From China
Guide for FBA merchants in the US, we demystify the process of importing products from China and shipping to USA fulfillment centers.
Online Freight Forwarders-Guide for SMEs
How you can find online freight forwarders, and work with them to improve your import or export processes.
Guide to Incoterms
This quick guide should help you understand Incoterms and use them for your imports or exports.
The US-China Trade Crisis: The Implications for SMEs
SMEs everywhere await the next chapter in the trade talks between China and the United States.
Why Choose Us
Shipa Freight, from Agility, is the best option for SMEs expanding into international markets.
Shipping Containers Guide
This guide will bring you the most important shipping container size and type information you will ever need.
If your business imports or exports products that people buy for Christmas, your pre-Christmas shipment may be the most important of the year.
Pre-Arrival Customs Processing
Pre-arrival customs processing is a system that allows importers to begin the process of clearing their goods through customs.
Exporting to Emerging Markets
Emerging markets offer fantastic opportunities for ambitious small businesses. With relatively young populations, growing middle classes and increasing spending power.
Export finance is a type of trade finance that helps businesses conduct international trade easily and securely.
Export classification is a way of categorizing products for export using a string of numbers, which are usually called commodity codes or export classification codes.
Exporting to Europe
According to our research, 79% of emerging market SMEs that export to Europe found it challenging or very challenging to start exporting to the region.
Chinese Exporters Going Global
Chinese exporters must meet and overcome a number of challenges in order to go global.
CO2 is “carbon dioxide,” a gas that is emitted when carbon based fuels like diesel, aviation fuel, petrol, CNG, LNG or others are burned for energy.
SME internationalization has never been easier than it is today, but success still depends on overcoming some challenges.
When you’re planning your first international shipment, you’ll need to decide whether your products will travel by air, sea or land.
In the context of overseas trade, “compliance” refers to the observation of laws and regulations that control international business transactions.
Finding a Partner
A good first step is to find out if your government’s international trade department can help you make connections
Understanding the intellectual property (IP) environment of your target market and protecting your IP is a crucial part of your export journey.
Product standards for exporters is part of the Shipa Freight Knowledge Series for small businesses.
International freight Shipping - Amazon FBA
Fulfillment by Amazon presents valuable opportunities for online retailers anywhere to penetrate markets in North America, Europe, Japan, and China.
Our recent research shows that on average, a quarter (26%) of SME exporters’ annual revenue comes from international online sales.
Have you thought about exporting your goods or services abroad? With huge potential for growth, many businesses still find it a daunting experience
Finding a Freight Forwarder
Finding a freight forwarder is not difficult, but it can be harder to find one that’s a good fit for your business. This guide will help you plan and execute the first steps.
The SME Knowledge Gap
SMEs, which employ most workers and account for 95 percent of all firms, are the lifeblood of the world’s economy. Yet they remain understudied, underappreciated and underserved, mostly overlooked by those writing international trade rules, and little understood even by larger businesses that count them as customers and suppliers.