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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...

5 Hilarious Packaging Fails And How To Prevent Them

Oh, the trials and tribulations of the infrequent shipper. As if finding the best rates from trustworthy carriers who can deliver your shipment on time weren’t enough, you also have to package your shipment so that it arrives safely (and doesn’t make the freight...

What It’s Really Like to Be a Trucker in America

iTransist provides truckload shipping services for a variety of customers ranging from small business to enterprise level and even government entities all throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. It’s thanks to the men and women truckers that make truckload...

The International Shipper’s Checklist Part 4: Insurance

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...

Here’s How to Ship Across the U.S. And Canadian Border

Cross-Border Shipping Made Simple Cross-border shipping between Canada and the US can be a complex process, as it is governed by laws and security requirements from both countries. The process is simply more detailed and lengthy – though not impossible by any means....

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...

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...