Road Freight on the move
The ex Works shipment term is still commonly used by exporters from the UK; there are advantages and disadvantages for the seller. On one hand, he does not have the responsibility of sourcing a reliable carrier and paying the freight bills; on the other hand, he is obliged to use the carrier specified by the purchaser, which means he loses control of the transport of his goods. If the freight forwarder or shipping company is unreliable, does not arrive to collect on the appointed day, or damages or loses the goods on a regular basis, this can reflect badly on the seller and on his goods, even if the problem was not caused by him.
On ex Works consignments, the seller only has to make the goods available at his own premises – he has no responsibility for the transport.
A new rail freight service from Jinhua to Dourges, in France has been initiated. Freight forwarders are warning of congestion on overland freight routes, as rail freight becomes more popular. The first train on the new route left Jinhua on ...Read More
Tags: China, freight, rail freight
Some suppliers of Belgian beers are having difficulty exporting their brews to thirsty British drinkers across the Channel. A wholesaler stocking some of the country’s most famous Trappist beers, exported its last consignment to the U.K. on 29 December two ...Read More
Tags: exports, freight forwarders, shipping
The CEO of the Brazilian Footwear Association said that online sales and trade shows are here to stay when it comes to footwear exports. During a press conference, the organization said that although specific numbers regarding sales to Arab countries ...Read More
Exports of seafood from smaller companies in Scotland are to be halted for a further five days by the international transport company which handles most of the trade. The major international shipping company stopped groupage exports last week, after delays ...Read More
Tags: exports, groupage, shipping