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Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy and Liquidation: Two Years Later

The Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy in August of 2016 sent waves through the shipping industry after their primary creditor, Korean Development Bank, refused to restructure their loans. The bankruptcy (and subsequent liquidation) was seen as a way for the country to consolidate their shipping into a single firm, as KBD was also a financier to their […]

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The International Shipper’s Checklist Part 4: Insurance

April 11, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under | No Comments

Welcome to our last installment of The International Shipper’s Checklist! Now that you’ve got a leg up in the international shipping game, it’s time that you know how to protect your assets. Whether you’re an old hand or a new hat, you understand that shipping is going to open you up to potential loss. It […]

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The International Shipper’s Checklist Part 3: Paperwork & Time Frame

Welcome back to The International Shipper’s Checklist! Now that you know which way the wind blows when it comes to shippability and packaging, and have made a first mate of your customs broker, it’s time to coordinate a schedule and prep your paperwork. Since there’s so much overlap between these two steps we decided to […]

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The International Shipper’s Checklist Part 2: Customs Brokers

If it’s your first time plunging into the wild waters of the global market, it’s good to have a lifesaver to keep you afloat. Importing and exporting comes with a mind-bogglingly long list of rules, so we are back to sketch out the parameters of international shipping. In The International Shipper’s Checklist, Part 1 we […]

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The International Shipper’s Checklist Part 1

Part 1: Shippability & Packaging Shipping freight can be tricky business, and when you decide to ship cargo internationally the process can make you feel like you’ve taken a wrong turn somewhere along the way. And yet, expanding your shipping capabilities across the pond and beyond is a great way to grow your business. We […]

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Brexit and the International Supply Chain: The TTIP of the Iceberg

The TTIP offers big opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses whose supply chains reach across the Atlantic, but Brexit threatens the success of the trade partnership.You’ve probably already heard of the major effects Brexit has had on Britain: political unrest, social divide and a severe drop in the value of their currency (the pound). While […]

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