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Freight Forwarding, Shipping & Logistics [UPDATED 2022]

Welcome to the TFG freight forwarding, shipping and logistics hub. Moving goods and services from A to B has become complex, as supply chains have grown longer and fragmented. Whether you’re transporting goods, or learning about supply chains, warehousing, transportation and packaging, we’ve got you covered.

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Incompatibility of D rules with Letters of Credit Incompatibility of D rules with Letters of Credit In the D rules delivery does not occur until a named destination place. How it gets there, what origin port or place it left and when it left are all irrelevant. This puts the D rules completely at odds with the typical LC that requires a port of shipment, port of destination and a latest shipment date.
Port congestion mounting despite plummeting demand–what is happening with China-US ocean freight Port congestion mounting despite plummeting demand–what is happening with China-US ocean freight? Using freight rate data from the Freightos Baltic Index, the AI-powered ocean freight visibility solution provider Windward seeks to better understand the impact of current trends on the China-US flow of goods, port congestion in both countries, ocean freight prices, and what is driving these changes.
motivations and rationale Motivations and rationale for variation of Incoterms® rules Certified Documentary Credit Specialist Ravi Jinugu explains the motivations and rationale for variation of Incoterms® rules.

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Shipping Rules Guide

A basic 16 page shipping rules guide, including the latest updates to the Incoterms® 2020 Rules, to be used in conjunction with The International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) new book, INCOTERMS® 2020.

This short page guide provides an article by article commentary on the Incoterms® 2020 Rules.

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Freight Forwarding Frequently Asked Questions

Should I use a freight forwarder if I know very little about logistics?

When people are not comfortable about shipping logistics, it is sometimes easier to use a freight forwarder. Their services vary and they can assist in improving efficiency both in relation to cost and time, as they are able to consolidate smaller shipments. They can also assist in your navigation around the rules when considering a voyage that you are not familiar with.

How do I choose a freight forwarder?

It might be important to ask the following questions in this scenario:

Are they a member of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) and so covered by freight liability insurance?
Have they worked with clients similar to you and do they have experience with similar products?
Do they work in the same countries you are shipping in?
Are their expertise restricted to a number of countries?
Can they handle multiple transport methods?

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Latest News

02Aug

Incompatibility of D rules with Letters of Credit

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In the D rules delivery does not occur until a named destination place. How it gets there, what origin port… Read More →

27Jul

Port congestion mounting despite plummeting demand–what is happening with China-US ocean freight?

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Using freight rate data from the Freightos Baltic Index, the AI-powered ocean freight visibility solution provider Windward seeks to better… Read More →

13Jul

NIBC shipping portfolio surpasses €1b milestone

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This year, NIBC’s shipping activities have seen a steady growth of financings and, as a result, has surpassed the EUR… Read More →

12Jul

DCSA begins final phase of eBL platform interoperability proof of concept

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Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), a neutral, non-profit group established to further the digitalisation and standardisation of container shipping in… Read More →

20Jun

TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 20th June 2022

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Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG:
2022 WTO conference extended to try and end deadlock… Read More →

14Jun

Motivations and rationale for variation of Incoterms® rules

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Certified Documentary Credit Specialist Ravi Jinugu explains the motivations and rationale for variation of Incoterms® rules…. Read More →

25May

We still need humans! Veridapt and DrumRisk on bridging the physical and financial commodity supply chains using technology

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We currently live in uncertain times, both geopolitically, and from a macroeconomic perspective. TFG asked two risk management experts for… Read More →

17May

Why should the maritime rules not be used for container shipments?

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The usual answer is because delivery occurs, and risk transfers, when the goods leave the seller’s direct control, such as… Read More →

17May

Do we really need such complexity in the Incoterms® 2020 rules?

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Traditionally each rule has repeated all ten of the obligations for each of the seller and buyer. Most of them… Read More →

17May

Delivery for the maritime Incoterms® rules – FAS, FOB, CFR, CIF

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For FAS, delivery is when the goods are placed alongside a vessel which must logically be present at that point…. Read More →

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