It’s holiday season, and in the world of logistics, that means peak season. Businesses are gearing up to meet product demands, bringing with it a sharp rise in import volumes, delays and...dun, dun, dun...increased shipping rates. How can you prepare for the upcoming months? These tips will help you become a pro at shipping during the holidays.
Don’t wait until the last minute
There’s no better advice than to plan ahead. Shipping domestically or internationally? Incorporating intermodal drayage? Need warehousing resources? These are a few questions to consider, along with how your cargo will need to be shipped. Most importantly, be lenient with time and consider the fact that shipping, whether by air, ocean or road can take a few days longer than expected. During the holidays, warehouses can become congested, making transloading/crossdocking services timely as well. Talk with a 3PL provider in your region to get the best advice and develop a strategy.
Be prepared for higher rates
With a high influx of cargo coming into ports, it’s likely that extra fees can be incurred. Truck drivers can charge wait fees and chassis shortages can give rise to chassis split charges. Prepare financially so you won’t be in for any costly surprises that can disrupt your supply chain.
Dodge delays at customs
When you have cargo going through customs, be sure to have your Commercial Invoices properly completed and ready to go. That means providing HTS codes and double checking product information to ensure accuracy.
With US 1 Network behind you during the holidays, your business will reach levels of success you never dreamed of. We handle the details so that you you can peace of mind that your cargo is being handled by the best. Contact us
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