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March 6, 2019

Shipping Terms Glossary: Customs Broker

A person or firm that holds knowledge of import and export law and helps importers pay duties. A cus...
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March 5, 2019

Shipping Terms Glossary: Customs Bond

A Customs bond is a financial guarantee filed between three parties: the principal, the insurance/su...
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March 4, 2019

Shipping Terms Glossary: Cubic Meter (CBM)

A cubic meter (CBM) is the unit measurement for a container’s capacity. CBM is used to measure cargo...
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March 1, 2019

Shipping Terms Glossary: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a U.S. government agency in charge of reviewing entries ...
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February 28, 2019

Shipping Terms Glossary: Container

A container is a single metal box used to hold the goods being shipped. Some common types of contain...
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February 27, 2019

Shipping Terms Glossary: Consignor

The consignor is the party (usually a shipper) in transportation documents (bill of lading) that mad...
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February 26, 2019

Shipping Terms Glossary: Consignee

The consignee is the party (usually a buyer) in transportation documents (bill of lading) that order...
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February 25, 2019

Shipping Terms Glossary: Cargo

Also known as 'freight,' cargo refers to the articles, goods, materials, merchandise, etc that are m...
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February 25, 2019

Shipping Terms Glossary: Air Carrier

The air carrier is the airline that will physically move the cargo. For example: American Airlines, ...
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February 22, 2019

Shipping Terms Glossary: Automated Manifest System (AMS)

The Automated Manifest System (AMS) was created by U.S. Customs to gather shipment information inclu...
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