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Nov 15

Accessorial Charges

What are accessorial charges? They are extra fees included on freight invoices for performing services beyond normal pickup and delivery from point A to point B.  Accessorial charges can be found in the carrier’s rules tariff. If you know your shipment will include one or more of these fees, you should outline the fees up […]

Oct 16

To Localize or Not to Localize

When releasing your product or service into a global marketplace the decision on whether to localize or not can mean the difference between success and failure.   Investing in localization is essential to effectively communicating with foreign audiences when conducting business abroad. If you have any questions or would like more information on localization or […]

Sep 19

Vessel Sharing Agreements: Why Your Non-Hanjin Shipment Might be Stuck

In the wake of Hanjin Shipping’s collapse, shippers and importers were left wondering about the fate of roughly 500,000 TEUs (Twenty-foot equivalent units). This may have surprised some shippers because they did not actually book with Hanjin, yet their freight was still stuck on one of these “ghost ships.” This is because of vessel sharing […]

Aug 21

Information Needed for Accurate Shipment Scheduling

Your 3PL partner needs specific information in order to accurately schedule your shipment. Set yourself up for a successful delivery by providing the key information outlined below. With so many different modes and service types to choose from, providing the complete details of your shipment will ensure that the best choice is made so your goods […]

Jul 25

Choosing the Best Truck for Your Freight

   

Jul 14

Industry Change Impacts LTL Shipments

The industry linear foot rule has changed. Read below to see how this will effect your LTL shipments and how you can avoid extra charges.   Linear (lineal) Foot: The dimensions of each handling unit calculated using the maximum length, width, and height. The industry linear foot rule has changed from an average of 12-14’ […]

Jun 16

Simplify Your Invoicing Process

In order for your invoice to be accurate, filling out the bill of lading (BOL) correctly is the first step. Many times shippers will provide the carrier with the InterChez BOL, and then also provide their own BOL. This can cause confusion for the carrier when the information varies on the paperwork. When multiple BOL’s […]

May 19

Translations & Your Global Supply Chain

Translation services allow you to effectively communicate the same message across different languages and cultures. Utilizing qualified linguists establishes your credibility by ensuring your message is accurately conveyed and perceived. By harnessing the power of language, you can avoid communication errors while appealing to new cultures. Overcoming language barriers not only expands your reach into […]

Apr 19

International Shipping Documents

Shipping documents can cause a headache even for the seasoned shipper. Make it an international shipment and the headache can just get bigger. To avoid costly delays or unnecessary penalties and fees, make sure that your international shipments have all the required paperwork. Here’s a breakdown of the documentation that should accompany every international shipment. […]

Mar 16

How to Handle Damaged Freight and Filing Claims

Freight claims for your damaged or lost products can be difficult and time-consuming. InterChez can help by mitigating the process, providing the right information, and you benefit from the relationships we have with the carriers. We offer the following freight claims services:       What is a claim? If in the event that a […]

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