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How Shipping Overweight Can Offset Increasing Container Costs

The cost of shipping a container from China to the U.S. West Coast has reached record highs in 2021 and global supply chain conditions are causing predictions for more increases. Container carrier contracts being signed by major U.S. importers suggests that these increased rates are going to be around for a while. Rates in recent …

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Transloading and Deconsolidation: A Cross Docking Strategy for Product Distribution

Partnering with a third-party logistics provider (3PL) that is near an inbound port creates many options for your company’s products when it comes to logistics strategies. A 3PL can receive your containers, provide storage for your products, and return the container within quick windows to avoid fees. Another option is to remove the warehouse element …

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Benefits of a Heavy Haul Corridor

Does your business pay to ship air because you are weighing out before filling your shipping container? Between packaging and unfilled containers, more than 25% of what businesses ship is empty space, which amounts to more than 61 million containers a year that are being shipped unnecessarily. Standard U.S. roads limit trucks to a gross vehicle weight of 80,000 pounds, which means the containers can only weigh up to …

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Why Kansas City is the Perfect Place for Logistics and Supply Chain Operations

Kansas City is well-known for barbecue, music, and Patrick Mahomes, but another notable feature that keeps the area thriving is its industrial development. The region has been well-established as a main center for trade, distribution, warehousing, and manufacturing and is now a leader for international trade. Its central location provides many benefits including an advantageous transportation infrastructure, the Greater Kansas City Foreign Trade Zone, and continuing industrial growth. Businesses …

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