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What is a Freight Forwarder and How Do I Pick One?

  There’s so many terms in the shipping world that it can seem like you’re staring at a bowl of alphabet soup. Carrier, NVOCC, freight forwarder, broker – what’s the difference? Commerce Express, Inc. is a licensed freight forwarder. If you are looking to further understand what the term means, here is our definition a ... click to read more

5 Steps to Prepare Your Freight for Shipping

  It’s crucial to not overlook the importance of properly preparing your freight for shipment. Freight shipping is a multi-step process that includes document preparation, communication, and packing, and ensuring these steps are done correctly can save you a lot of time and money. In the domestic or international transportation industry ... click to read more

Shipping Terminology P's, R's, S's, T's, U's, and W's

  To help you understand terms used in the shipping industry, whether familiar or not, we created an index of sorts with many useful shipsping terms. We hope that these aid you in communicating, interpreting, and managing your business. Pallet: An elevated wooden platform without sides or a top on which shipments are loaded and secured to. ... click to read more

Shipping Terminology I's, L's, M's, N's, and O's

  To help you understand terms used in the shipping industry, whether familiar or not, we created an index of sorts with many useful shipsping terms. We hope that these aid you in communicating, interpreting, and managing your business. In Bond: A shipment being transferred to a different point within the U.S. to be customs cleared after it ... click to read more

Shipping Terminology E's, F's, G's, and H's

  To help you understand terms used in the shipping industry, whether familiar or not, we created an index of sorts with many useful shipsping terms. We hope that these aid you in communicating, interpreting, and managing your business. Exceptions: Notes made by a consignee on the receipt indicating issues or problems with the shipment; most ... click to read more