Author: Utku Can Ozkan

How “Trucker-Driver Detention” Works

Occasionally, shippers or receivers encounter a charge called “waiting time” or “trucker detention” on a forwarder’s or trucker’s invoice. Most of the time, this extra cost is not fully explained before finalizing a delivery deal. What is trucker detention? Trucker detention refers to a delay that occurs while in pick up or destination delivery. For trucker detention to occur, the delay must be more than the agreed free time. In most cases, truckers provide two hours of free time at the time of pick-up, and two hours for unloading. However, with the current trucking shortage intensifying nationwide, we see...

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Passport for Goods: ATA Carnet

Have you ever wondered how expensive equipment is shipped around the world for the use of international competitions? How about how famous singers, and rock bands, take their gigantic stage materials to perform overseas? I’m pretty sure that some of us were curious thinking about exotic cars that are brought for trade shows from other countries. How do they actually get past customs? Do organizations, teams, musicians pay all expenses, including custom duties? Luckily, the World Customs Organization and the International Chamber of Commerce came up with a simple answer to your questions – ATA Carnet, the passport of...

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Machine Learning: How Will It Integrate Into the Shipping Industry?

Machine learning can be defined as the application of Artificial Intelligence, providing systems the ability to automatically learn, and improve, without the need for excess external programming. It recognizes patterns, and learns from previous computations to produce reliable results. Recently, the shipping industry has been keeping a close eye on these developments and watching how artificial intelligence has started to become an enormous hype among other industries. Many carriers, as well as Third-Party Logistics firms, are keen on foreseeing what improvements will be made in the next few years and beyond. Predictive logistics technology lies beneath the application of...

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