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Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials are classified into 9 classes, and pose risks to humans and the environment, requiring special documentation & handling in transit.

Drop Shipping

Drop shipping is a fulfillment method where the retailer transfers the customer orders to a supplier who handles the shipping and delivery.


Embargo limits or prohibits transportation and exchange of goods with a target location for political, security, or economic reasons.

Duty Drawback

Duty Drawback is a fiscal incentive in international trade that refunds customs duties, fees, or taxes on goods that are re-exported.

Reverse Logistics

Reverse logistics is the process of managing the return of products and materials for value recovery or other operations related to the reuse of them.

Landed Cost

Landed cost covers all costs from procuring to shipping goods, including taxes and duties and is vital for setting competitive and profitable prices.

Common Carrier

A common carrier is a transportation service provider that serves the public for a fee and is liable for any loss or damage of goods during transit.


A consolidator is an entity that combines shipments from different shippers or locations into full container loads for economical & efficient freight.

Cross Docking

Cross-docking is a logistics technique that transfers goods from inbound transport to outbound transport with minimal storage or handling.

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