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FITT’s 2017 International Business Conference: Key Highlights from the Event & Why You Should Consider Getting Involved with FITT

Posted by Kelly Freeman on Oct 12, 2017 9:05:00 AM

The who’s who of the international trade and import/export industries packed the Hilton Lac Leamy for FITT’s 2017 international business conference, “Your Future in Global Markets” and ICECORP had a front row seat to all of the action that took place throughout the 3-day conference. The conference was jam packed with inspiring keynote presentations, interactive workshops and great discussions, along with some really good networking mixed throughout. It was the absolute best place to be for building your international trade expertise, learning about what to do today and preparing your business for the future.

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ICECORP and The Great White North Episode 8: 5 Ways to Prepare your Supply Chain for Natural Disasters

Posted by Kelly Freeman on Sep 29, 2017 10:15:57 AM

Good day! With the recent devastating and destructive aftermath of hurricane Harvey and Irma, it has made a lot of us reflect on how prepared we really are for the next big natural disaster. Natural disasters can wreak a lot of havoc on the business and finances of your supply chain if you do not have a clear and effective plan in place. 

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CETA & Customs: What you Need to Know About the Canada-EU Trade Deal

Posted by Kelly Freeman on Sep 22, 2017 11:47:17 AM

As of yesterday, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA, between Canada and the European Union is now provisionally in full force. This agreement removes a lot of barriers in trade for Canada's second largest trading partner.

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Podcast Episode 55: What Does a Captain and Freight Insurance Have in Common?

Posted by Kelly Freeman on Sep 20, 2017 9:55:00 AM

ICECORP is excited to share Episode 53 of the "2 Babes Talk Supply Chain" Podcast!

So what does a captain and freight insurance have in common? The 2 Babes talk with Captain Andrew Kinsey, a senior marine risk consultant with Allianz, a global insurance provider, about his extensive knowledge about ocean freight and why businesses should look at ocean freight insurance as a highly effective operational tool.

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Podcast Episode 54: Crush Your Competition: The Best Tips from 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain Podcast

Posted by Kelly Freeman on Sep 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

ICECORP is proud to share Episode 53 of the "2 Babes Talk Supply Chain" Podcast!

It's been well over a year since the 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain podcast hit the air waves with weekly podcasts featuring some of the best of the best in the supply chain industry. So, needless to say, they have accumulated quite an inventory of amazingly actionable and highly effective tips, tricks and tactics to basically help you crush your competition. Episode 54 is jam packed with the best and biggest tips shared on the 2 Babes podcast.

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Shipping Report: General Rate Increase Cancellation and Peak Season Surcharge Postponed for Eastbound Canada Trade

Posted by Kelly Freeman on Sep 7, 2017 9:10:00 AM

The General Rate Increase that was set to take effect on September 1st has been cancelled for eastbound Canada trade for Dry and Reefer Cargo carriers from all Far East and Indian Sub-Continent origins to all Canadian destinations. The current rates are valid until September 14th and are subject to the Peak Season Surcharge on September 15th.

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Podcast Episode 53: Top Strategies for Utilizing Big Data for the Transportation Industry

Posted by Kelly Freeman on Sep 6, 2017 9:38:13 AM

ICECORP is proud to share Episode 53 of the "2 Babes Talk Supply Chain" Podcast!

What is big data and how can we utilize it? That is a question that many of us have on our minds and is the main topic of this week's podcast. Big data can be implemented into ongoing operations to forecast trends and create strategies to make your business more efficient. In episode 53, the 2 Babes are joined by Vito Cerone, the Senior Director of Sales and Commercial Strategy at Air Canada Cargo. Vito shares how his company is utilizing big data and the current outlook of the transportation industry.

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Is Your Supply Chain as Transparent as it Should Be?

Posted by Kelly Freeman on Sep 1, 2017 9:30:00 AM

We’ve all learned a lot of lessons indirectly, as well as directly, through the unfortunate cases of many well-known companies who have overseas factories and the mistreatment of their workers due to low wages and hazardous working conditions which have led to serious injuries and even death.

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Podcast Episode 52: How to Navigate the Canadian-US Trade Relationship like an Expert

Posted by Kelly Freeman on Aug 28, 2017 9:10:06 AM

ICECORP is excited to share Episode 52 of the "2 Babes Talk Supply Chain" Podcast!

If you turn on the news these days, the NAFTA renegotiations takes up a lot of coverage. The future of Canadian-US trade is on everybody's minds and Episode 52 brings you expert knowledge and tips from guests Stephen Armstrong and Robert Kelle, co-founders of MAPLE Business Council, who share with the 2 Babes their thoughts on the current Canadian-U.S. trade relationship and how the potential NAFTA changes can make an impact. MAPLE Business Council acts as a non-profit organization in Southern California that promotes investment, trade and entrepreneurship between Southern California and Canada. The Council was established as a cross-border business resource to support the numerous opportunities for growth and collaboration between the two countries.  

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Podcast Episode 51: The Power of Scaling Up your Operations for Seasonal Spikes

Posted by Kelly Freeman on Aug 21, 2017 9:05:00 AM

ICECORP is excited to share Episode 51 of the "2 Babes Talk Supply Chain" Podcast!

If you're a seasonal business or have seasonal eCommerce services, episode 51 is for you! This episode is all about how growing companies in this sector need to ramp up their current operations in order to handle those dreaded seasonal spikes. Sharing this insight with the 2 Babes is Dallas Clarksean, who is COO of Fun.com which is an eCommerce company who is the largest online supplier of pure-play Halloween costumes. Due to its size and big online presence, they're continually analyzing their approach to seasonal spikes through predictive replenishment.

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