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3 Things a Logistics Company Can Do Better Than Your Business

Your company is unique. You provide products and services that no one else can in quite the same way. Your customer service is supreme, your products are top-notch, and you service every customer with the highest degree of attention and care. These things give you a competitive edge and ensure that you’ll stay in business …

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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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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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FTZ vs. Bonded Warehouse: Choosing The Right One For Your Business

For logistics providers and importers, paying tariffs and duties on huge shipments of goods and then subsequently storing them is financially prohibitive. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) monitors the importation and storage of goods, but importers do have some options. When faced with the choice of foreign trade zone (FTZ) vs. bonded warehouse, keep …

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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 Public Warehousing?

If you’re not sure what public warehousing is, the information below should help. You’ll discover why public warehousing might be a good choice for you and how to select the best public warehousing company. What is Public Warehousing Anyway? A public warehouse is a stand-alone company that specializes in warehousing and distribution. Most companies that sell large …

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What Is a Free Trade Zone Warehouse?

A free trade zone (FTZ) is an area within the borders of the United States that the U.S. government considers outside of U.S. customs territory. A free trade zone warehouse operates under different rules from a bonded warehouse, which is considered to be inside U.S. territory. How Are FTZ Warehouses Used? You can import many kinds …

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Food Grade Warehousing Standards and Guidelines

Food grade warehouses serve as an invaluable link between the fields of the farmer, the processor, the retailer, and finally the consumer. These specialized storage facilities must undergo rigorous evaluation and adhere to precise guidelines in order to continue operation. Food grade warehouses are separated by type. Some of the most common include:     Cold …

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The Difference Between Cross-Docking and Warehousing

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