Contract and Compliance

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Bill of Lading: Essential Guide for Every Shipper

A bill of lading (BOL) is a key document in shipping that serves as a receipt, contract, and title for goods during transport. It ensures goods are correctly shipped and received, offering legal protection for all parties. This guide explains what a bill of lading is, its types, and its importance for shippers. Key Takeaways […]

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Managing Accessorial Charges: How to Spend Less On Shipping

  Accessorial charges are additional fees applied by freight carriers for services beyond standard shipping, like packing, unloading, and parcel storage. These charges cover the additional time, labor, and equipment required to effectively complete the delivery. Shipping is a complex process that has a lot of moving parts. Unfortunately, this means your shipping costs may

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Understanding Shipping Contracts

A shipping contract is a legally binding agreement between a shipper and a carrier that details the terms of cargo transport, including responsibilities, shipment handling, and payment. This document is essential for ensuring the safe and efficient transportation of goods and for resolving any disputes that may arise.  This article delves into the complexities and

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