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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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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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Shipping Report: Ongoing Delays Expected at West Coast Ports

Posted by ICECORP on Sep 18, 2017 9:35:00 AM

Via. CIFFA's Bulletin - Sep 12, 2017

Customers can expect ongoing delays and increased dwell times at Canadian west coast ports for the next several weeks. Volumes are high. Container stacks are growing higher at terminals and service levels are certainly not where they should be.

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Making Returns Happy: New Options Avoid the Landfill

Posted by ICECORP on Aug 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Did you know that between 10 and 15 percent of purchases made for the holidays will be returned? And for e-commerce that number is more like 30 percent. For comparison purposes, returns to bricks-and-mortar stores are less than 10 percent. [1]

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Future Uncertain: Logistics at a Crossroads in 2017

Posted by Kelly Freeman on Jul 27, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Many potential threats and trends are poised to influence the logistics business in coming years, but figuring out which ones will be most important is a serious challenge. 

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What to Expect During a UK Security Screening

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

A lot of our client partnerships require product to be shipped overseas to the UK. However, there is a lot of confusion and questions that are often brought up from our clients about what is involved in the process. If you yourself have ever had some questions about the UK security screening process, this article is a great guide for teaching you what to expect whenever you’re in that situation. 

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ICECORP and The Great White North Episode 6: 15 Reasons Why You Should Be Doing Business in Canada

Posted by Kelly Freeman on Jul 14, 2017 9:20:35 AM

In honour of Canada's 150th birthday, we're dedicating this month's Great White North vlog to Canada and why you should be doing business in this country, if you're not already.

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ICECORP and The Great White North Episode 4: Incoterms and.. Pizza?

Posted by Kelly Freeman on Jun 22, 2017 9:30:00 AM

With there being so many Incoterms® to memorize if you're new to the industry or need a refresher, sometimes a good analogy is just the thing to help. Who would think that Incoterms® could be explained so easily by way of a pizza delivery service?


 

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Drones Rising: How Autonomous Flying Robots May Revolutionize Delivery

Posted by ICECORP on Jun 14, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Drones have been getting a lot of exercise lately, as delivery companies attempt to find out whether the autonomous flying bots, also known as UAVs or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, can live up to the promise of seamless last-mile delivery.

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ICECORP and the Great White North Episode 3: Cross-Docking 101

Posted by Kelly Freeman on Jun 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Good day, eh? If you're a company who has a lot of orders going out to a lot of different customers but don't necessarily have enough inventory to put into a different country like Canada or the US, cross-docking is a great alternative solution.

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