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Americans Overseas: The Growing Expat Community

Posted by Melissa Morr on Apr 26, 2016 10:00:12 AM
Global mobility trends show that more than three million Americans annually choose to move from the US mainland to a wide variety of countries around the world. Although that figure only represents a measly 1 percent of the overall US population, three million individuals is still a significant number of people. Although data shows that some of these people were sent overseas as a part of the armed forces, or as a retirement-based decision, many expat Americans move to other countries because of their civilian employment. n fact, because the US Census Bureau does not specifically track expatriates, the three million figure may only represent half of ... Read More

International Origin and Destination Services for Moving Household Goods

Posted by Janet Turner on Apr 17, 2016 11:15:00 AM
After you've pledged to take the international relocation plunge, it's important to know about all of the services offered at both origin and destination. It’s not as simple as "Here are my effects so ship them to my new residence." You need to engage the services of an international freight forwarding company that specializes in moving your household goods to a foreign destination. Any time you cross an international border, there are strict compliance issues that must be met. The average person will have trouble figuring out customs issues, shipping regulations and the most economical routing for your relocation. A trusted international mover knows ... Read More

5 Reasons to Engage Logistics Companies For Supply Chain Optimization

Posted by Jackie Dennis on Mar 28, 2016 11:00:00 AM
Engage a Professional Logistics Company that Allows you to Focus on your Core Business Imagine that your roof is in need of repair. Or you have a package to send from the Midwest to the West Coast. Do you fix your roof yourself? Jump on a plane to Seattle to deliver your package. Probably not. That is why you partner with a professional with experience to solve your problems. Distributing goods in North America or across the globe is no different. Optimize your Supply Chain Your supply chain is probably the most integral part of your business after sales and marketing. You can make all the sales you want but if you can’t deliver your product or ... Read More

The Top Benefits of Using a Freight Forwarding Service for Your International Relocation

Posted by Janet Turner on Mar 25, 2016 10:37:34 AM
Moving internationally is exciting, whether you're moving for business, to reconnect with family, or simply to fulfill a dream of living abroad. However, it's also an extremely complex process. There are a lot of things that you have to get just right in order to pull the move off. From making the arrangements for the legal documentation allowing you to work and live in your adopted country to the challenge of learning a new language or understanding a new culture, you'll have your work cut out for you. Moving your possessions and household goods abroad is another daunting challenge, but with the help of a freight forwarder service, that process can ... Read More

3 Ways to Tell You've Chosen a Reputable Freight Forwarder

Posted by Janet Turner on Mar 21, 2016 10:05:51 AM
Choosing a freight forwarder to get your possessions from your old home to your new home is serious business. It can be tough to trust movers to pack up your items and move them just across town -- trusting a company to ship your items thousands of miles and have everything arrive in good condition is even more daunting. That doesn't mean that you shouldn't hire a freight forwarder, but you should know how to determine whether or not the service that you're working with is reliable and trustworthy. These steps can help you ensure that you're choosing a reputable freight forwarder to handle this important part of your move. Background Research Before ... Read More

Thought Leader Series: 5 Questions to Ask Before Relocating for a Job

Posted by Lorena Brockman on Mar 14, 2016 3:55:49 PM
Finding a new career is a huge accomplishment. Being given the opportunity to move, work, and live overseas with that career is exhilarating. It's a huge step that takes a lot of planning and consideration. It isn't as easy as buying a ticket, packing, and finding a place to live. There's more complexity; ask yourself these five questions before moving abroad for your job. 1. Will you make enough money? Heading overseas is a great move, but how comfortably will you be able to live? With any kind of move, the cost of living changes. A good idea is to research the cost of living of the new location in reference to your current residency. The exchange ... Read More

What is Freight Forwarding?

Posted by Janet Turner on Mar 9, 2016 3:06:24 PM
For you to understand what we do, you must be conversant with what freight forwarding is. The name is somewhat self-explanatory; freight forwarding is the coordination and shipping of commodities from one place to another using either a single or multiple carriers via marine, road, air, or rail. It's important to know that freight forwarding doesn't just operate freely (all freight forwarders should be licensed through the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)); it’s coordinated and regulated using best practices to ensure that we provide you with quality services that are offered in a timely and professional manner, whether across borders or overseas. ... Read More

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