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Tips for New Importers and Exporters

May 30, 2020

The United States Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) regulates all imports to and exports from the United States. Before you start importing and/or exporting goods, make sure you’re familiar with CBP policies about your specific product. You’ll also need to know if there are other industry or federal regulations regarding your exports and imports, as you’ll be expected to comply with all of them. Of course, if you’re unsure, it’s smart to get tips on importing and exporting in North Charleston, SC from experts in your industry, as well as from shipping providers. They may be able to alert you... View Article

Benefits of Using Intermodal Drayage

May 11, 2020

Time is money—and the faster and more reliably you can ship goods domestically or internationally, the better your business and trade will be. That’s why intermodal drayage is such a boon to the shipping industry. It helps streamline the shipping process, even if you have to use different modes of transportation. Instead of using one carrier to handle the journey from beginning to end, you can save time, money and reduce your carbon footprint when you embrace the benefits of intermodal transportation in North Charleston, SC. What is intermodal drayage? Intermodal drayage is the practice of using different carriers for... View Article

The Impact of COVID-19 on Trade

April 27, 2020

As we all know, COVID-19 has had the biggest negative impact on our economy since the recession of 2008—and that includes causing issues in the international intermodal trucking industry. This unprecedented event has caused delays in and cancellations of shipments, renegotiations of tariffs and slowed international business communications regarding trade. In short, the virus has caused a massive slowdown in nearly every aspect of trade and business. Here’s a brief overview of COVID-19’s impact on international trade in North Charleston, SC and beyond: Postponed meetings and negotiations: Both international and domestic organizations, from the European Union to the World Trade... View Article

Truck Stops Still Open During COVID-19

April 13, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought national attention to trucking and the supply chain, as well as increased concern for the drivers who are considered “essential” to the nation and the economy. As they work relentlessly to deliver goods across the country, their jobs are hindered by the shelter-in-place orders recommended to slow the virus’ spread. One unexpected challenge has been finding truck stops open in each state during COVID-19, including in North Charleston, SC. While some states initially included them in their business closures, the trucking industry has pointed out that truck stops provide a vital service, and should be... View Article

Truckers Throughout America Are Keeping Up with Demands

March 30, 2020

By now, you’ve probably been struggling to find toilet paper, facial tissue, hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol and even some basic grocery items as Americans have rushed to the store to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic. This rude awakening has brought many people a new level of awareness of the supply chain: how everyday items make their way from manufacturers into stores all over the country. For truckers providing transportation services during COVID-19 in North Charleston, SC, that means their essential spot in the supply chain requires them to keep on truckin’ in a work environment unlike anything they’ve seen before.... View Article

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