FIRST RULE OF THUMB: BE PREPARED
The Boy Scout motto provides bottom-line relevance when it’s your job to select a company to ship freight all over the world. Much can go wrong on the way to getting the right product to the right place at the right time at the right cost.
Preparation is key as you begin your search for a partner with the logistics skills and experience necessary to navigate the increasingly complex workings of custom international shipping.
Your “prep work” before asking for a quote will clarify the process and help deliver a successful outcome. Ever painted a house? If so, you know that cleaning and scraping the walls, ceilings and trim — before taking a paint brush in hand — is essential to a job well done.
As you begin the process of global shipping, it’s best to take time to ask yourself some important questions, determine what you need from a shipping partner, and understand the basic terms essential for freight forwarding.
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