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Exploring & unpacking the depth of knowledge and history in the global trade industry.

LCL vs FCL – When to Make the Switch Photo
4th October 2019

LCL vs FCL – When to Make the Switch

When should I consider FCL over LCL? As an importer or exporter (shipper) of ocean freight, there’s a lot to consider when choosing the mode of ocean transport. Prior to approving a shipment a shipper must decide whether it makes...
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13th June 2019

3 easy ways to reduce the cost of your freight forwarder

Cost is one of the most critical aspects of your business to manage and any risk-free initiative to reduce cost should be welcomed with open arms. Here at Explorate, we’re freight forwarding and logistics experts and we’ve put together three...
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Uncovered: the mysterious language used by freight professionals Photo
5th June 2019

Uncovered: the mysterious language used by freight professionals

Have you ever been on the phone to your freight forwarder and found yourself completely lost in the complexity of freight talk? Given the sheer amount of acronyms and lingo that exists within the industry, you would be forgiven for...
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Incoterms explained (inc. Infographic) Photo
12th May 2019

Incoterms explained (inc. Infographic)

Incoterms, short for international commercial terms, are arguably one of the most important facets of international trade Why Incoterms are used: In short, they advocate the exact point in which the consignor (usually the seller), and consignee’s (usually the buyer)...
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Find the ‘right’ freight forwarder with this checklist Photo
7th March 2019

Find the ‘right’ freight forwarder with this checklist

Finding the “right” freight forwarder is no easy task; they all appear to sell varying versions of the same thing and are in absolute abundance (there are over 680 registered freight forwarders in Australia alone!). So what makes a freight...
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