Key insights and market updates for logistics and trade.


Reefer is a refrigerated container or ship with climate control for perishable cargo transport.

Letter of Credit

A Letter of Credit (LC) is a banking tool designed to assure payment to the seller upon meeting specified terms to minimize any transaction risks.

Tailgate Exam

A Tailgate Exam is a visual inspection of a container’s interior by Customs officials to check for anomalies or contraband.

Break Bulk

Break bulk is the shipment of oversized or non-standard size and shape goods, requiring labor-intensive handling & specialized equipment.

Customs Bond

Customs Bond is a type of financial guarantee required for certain imports to ensure payment of duties and help streamline customs clearance.

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