Shipping

Understanding the Differences and When to Use Them

Article summary: FOB and CIF are International Commerce Terms (Incoterms), which are legally binding shipping agreement models. FOB gives the buyer more control over the goods during transit but imposes more responsibilities. CIF provides the buyer with...

Bulk vs. Non-Bulk Packaging

Source: hacohob / Shutterstock.com Summary: Bulk packaging and Non-Bulk packaging are legal definitions for specific types of hazmat containers. There is a difference between hazmat labels and hazmat markings. The labeling and marking requirements differ between bulk and...

Difference Between Bulk Cargo and Break Bulk Cargo

Source: iurii/Shutterstock.com Summary: Bulk cargo is products transported loose and stored directly into a transport vessel, without packaging. Break bulk cargo is products in individual packaging, loaded and unloaded individually without using containers. Bulk cargo transportation is necessary...

How to Clean Chemicals Out of Plastic Barrels

Source: Fotogrin/Shutterstock.com Summary: HDPE plastic barrels can safely store common industrial acidic and corrosive chemicals. You can clean plastic barrels to reuse them many times over. Wear proper protective gear and use water-based solvents and other cleaners approved...

What are Dunnage Bags?

Source: akturer/Shutterstock.com Summary: Dunnage bags are lightweight plastic bags used to stabilize cargo during transport. To prevent cargo from shifting, dunnage bags fill the space between shipping containers like crates, pallets, and barrels. Dunnage bags from Air Sea...

What is Peer to Peer International Shipping

Source: fotoliza/Shutterstock.com Summary: Peer to peer international shipping uses individual travelers to deliver items to various international locations throughout the world.  Several online platforms exist that connect you with travelers willing to deliver your package to its...

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