Some times when my sales team first approaches a new client those words are spoken or come across the prospect’s mind. Many distributors, and manufacturers are bombarded with calls from logistics companies with the same request, “Is there anything on your desk I can quote?” I am sure at some point this month you have […]
We hope this article helps answer a few of our clients’ questions but also feel free to visit www.pngworldwide.com Many of our clients have questions regarding international freight, especially when it comes to customs. Some of the questions we hear include: So what is continuous customs clearance bond? What is a single entry bond? Why […]
A new pilot program has been put in place by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) that would allow carriers to have non-preventable crashes removed from their record. (So if they are at a light and are hit from behind by someone too distracted with Pokémon Go this will be removed from this crash […]
Here are a few important questions to consider pertaining to carrier payments: “What happens if pay my logistics company and they don’t pay the carrier can they come after me?” The short answer to this question is yes. A carrier can go after the shipper/consignee if the logistics company does not pay the carrier. Often […]
The majority of shipments that cross international borders are subject to duties and taxes set in place by the government of the importing country. Duties and taxes along with port handling fees and any custom charges can cause a significant increase in your total shipping charges. However, when you are working with PNG Worldwide, […]
Verified Gross Mass (VGM) Requirements The international treaty known as the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) affects all shipment by water effective July 1, 2016. SOLAS requires the filing of a Verified Gross Mass or weight (VGM) as a condition of loading your cargo on board the vessel. No VGM on file. No movement […]
Fuel Surcharges. What are they? Why and when did they start? Who decides the price? It all started back in 1973 as a result of the Arab oil embargo and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Oil Crisis. The Department of Energy (DOE) began computing a National Retail Diesel Average in order to […]
On June 26th the newly widen Panama Canal opened its third lane that will be used to accommodate larger container ships. The Panama Canal Expansion doubled the capacity of the canal. Along with a new lane, the canal has enlarged it locks that are 180 feet wide and 60 feet deep, compared to the 110-foot-wide […]
In December 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a rule that requires trucks to use electronic logging devices (ELDs). The mandate has received mixed reactions from those in the trucking industry. The ELD rule is intended to help create a safer work environment for drivers, and make it easier and faster to […]
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