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Things to Know When Shipping Overseas

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If you are planning on expanding your shipping markets overseas, then you will eventually need to enter into a contract with an overseas carrier. The burden of knowing just what the specifics of a contract are when you enter into one puts a lot of pressure on you as the shipper. Many of these contracts can last over a year or more. If you enter into a bad contract, you could be stuck dealing with some of the following issues:

  • Rates that are too high for you to get a return on your shipment investment
  • Market conditions that do not support selling your products in the markets that your shipping contract has given you access to
  • Being unable to adjust the contract to address any of the above two points

The burden is on the shipper to know what to do if any of the things above happen. Here are some things you should be looking for when shipping overseas. Continue reading