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Differences Between Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers
November 5, 2012

What is a freight forwarder? A freight forwarder is an agent for the exporter in moving cargo to an overseas destination and can be an integral part of your logistics plan. Their expertise in ocean freight and air freight as …

The Importance of Insurance: When Cargo is Lost at Sea
October 23, 2012

Over the years beachcombers have found more than seashells along the shoreline. Back in 2002, three containers fell from a cargo ship just off the shore of North Carolina dumping more than 33,000 Nike sneakers into the ocean. These shoes …

How to Choose a Freight Forwarder
October 7, 2012

If you are new to the international logistics business and looking to start as an importer or exporter it is very important that you find a strong freight forwarder as a logistics partner. Freight forwarders are professionally trained agents that …

Miami: PortMiami becomes a new Foreign-Trade Zone
September 6, 2012

The Miami metropolitan area was ranked the fifth largest export market in the U.S. in 2010 and now in 2012 the U.S. Department of Commerce has announced the establishment of PortMiami as a new Foreign-Trade Zone. Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZs) were …

Impending Strike Looms Large
August 30, 2012

Ten years ago the West Coast was literally shut down when the Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) talks to strike a new labor deal couldn’t be agreed upon. The ramifications were felt instantly and did their part …

Shipping Ports Provide Live Camera Feed
July 28, 2012

Have you ever wondered what the logistical procsess of moving goods across the globe looks like?  Many of the ports now offer real-time camera feeds of their shipping ports, including our favorite of the Panama Canal and its several locks. …

Freight Forwarding Blogs to Help you Stay Informed
July 2, 2012

Keeping up with the latest news, trends and innovations in the freight forwarding industry can be tough. In an ever-changing world, keeping on top of the news can be a tiring ordeal. Fortunately for you, DRT International keeps on top …

Common Logistics Words and Phrases
June 11, 2012

Common logistics terms can seem very confusing if you are not familiar with import and export terminology or general freight shipping. Don’t be overwhelmed.  We’ve put together a list of common words and phrases to make your shipping experience fluid. …

A Consumer’s Worst Nightmare: Logistics Breakdown
June 4, 2012

In the digital, instant gratification, “Gotta have it now” world we live in, there is one thing that frightens everyone from iPhone buyers, to International food connoisseurs: A total logistics breakdown. From start to finish, the Supply chain is always …