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FTZ vs. Customs Bonded Warehouse: A Business Guide

Many businesses wonder whether the benefits of a foreign trade zone (FTZ) can be equally realized by using a bonded warehouse. While different businesses have different needs, an FTZ often provides greater advantages. To that end, we’ve created this guide for helping your business decide:   Foreign Trade Zones Foreign Trade Zones or FTZs have been …

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Differences Between General and Special Purpose Free Trade Zones

Free Trade Zones were established in order to reduce costs for American companies by granting them the same treatment as foreign-producers operating outside U.S. Customs authority. Import duties and tariffs are avoided if goods that enter the FTZ are stored, sorted, tested, repackaged, and otherwise handled within the FTZ, then exported without ever entering the …

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The Benefits of Cross-dock Operations

Would you describe your supply chain as speedy and productive? If not, then utilizing cross-dock operations could help your company achieve a competitive advantage within your industry because a cross-dock can minimize handling times and maximize efficiency. What is a Cross Dock? The general idea behind a cross-dock is to minimize the amount of handling …

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How Cold Does a Warehouse Have to Be to Keep Ice Cream

Moving food and other temperature-sensitive products from place to place always involves co-ordination, risk mitigation, and often strategic cold warehousing along the cold chain. Some products are more fragile than others, but most perishable products are particularly averse to the freeze-thaw cycle. Bananas, for example, will keep in a mild cold temperature range but certainly …

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Six Advantages of Freight Consolidation

Freight consolidation takes the various shipping arrangements a business may engage in and pulls them into one dedicated 3rd party logistics system. Freight consolidation brings with it a number of benefits and cost issues your business ought to consider in selecting a partner. Here are the top 6 we have identified. 1. Costs of LTL Shipments …

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Five Reasons To Outsource Warehousing and Distribution Services

From small start-up companies just breaking into the market, to large companies seeking new opportunities, outsourcing can be an excellent strategy for survival. Many companies are outsourcing warehousing and distribution services, allowing them to focus on other aspects of their business. Below you will find the top five reasons to outsource your warehousing and distribution services to …

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LTL vs. TL Freight Shipping Service

Less than truckload (LTL) and full truckload (TL or FTL) are two terms that businesses should become very familiar with if handling the storage and shipment of products. Both transportation options have positive points and should be considered on a per-business or per-case basis. It is always advised to speak with a trusted company in …

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What Is a Contract Warehouse and How Is It Beneficial?

There are a variety of warehousing options available to businesses of all sizes. Some companies choose to build and maintain their own spaces while others opt for a leased space. One of the most popular options is a contract warehouse space. Some benefits include: lower costs lower capital investment guaranteed periods of service and reliability …

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What is a Landbridge?

Though transportation services seem simple, there is a lot involved in getting things from point A to point B as quickly, efficiently and affordably as possible! In intermodal shipping, typically a containerized shipment will travel by ocean for part of its journey, and then over land to reach its destination. The part of the trip via land is what …

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The Difference Between Cross-Docking and Warehousing

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