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Understanding the Differences and When to Use Them

Article summary:FOB and CIF are International Commerce Terms (Incoterms), which are legally binding shipping agreement models. FOB gives the buyer more control over the goods...

Bulk vs. Non-Bulk Packaging

Source: hacohob / Shutterstock.com Summary:Bulk packaging and Non-Bulk packaging are legal definitions for specific types of hazmat containers. There is a difference between hazmat labels and...

Difference Between Bulk Cargo and Break Bulk Cargo

Source: iurii/Shutterstock.com Summary:Bulk cargo is products transported loose and stored directly into a transport vessel, without packaging. Break bulk cargo is products in individual packaging, loaded...

How to Clean Chemicals Out of Plastic Barrels

Source: Fotogrin/Shutterstock.com Summary:HDPE plastic barrels can safely store common industrial acidic and corrosive chemicals. You can clean plastic barrels to reuse them many times over. Wear proper...

What are Dunnage Bags?

Source: akturer/Shutterstock.com Summary:Dunnage bags are lightweight plastic bags used to stabilize cargo during transport. To prevent cargo from shifting, dunnage bags fill the space between shipping...

What is Peer to Peer International Shipping

Source: fotoliza/Shutterstock.com Summary:Peer to peer international shipping uses individual travelers to deliver items to various international locations throughout the world.  Several online platforms exist that connect...

Your Guide to the 3 Levels of Packaging

Summary:Primary packaging is the packaging that contains the product. Secondary packaging includes boxes or containers containing specific quantities of primary packages. Tertiary packaging includes pallets and...

Understanding the Differences for Hazardous Waste Shipping

Source: Adam Gregor/Shutterstock.com Summary:Salvage packaging is designed for damaged or leaking hazardous materials; overpacks are for intact products. Salvage drums must not exceed 119 gallons (450...

How to Secure Your Shipments Against Cargo Theft

Source: Siwakorn1933/ Shutterstock.com Summary:Cargo thefts reached record levels in 2020. Conduct background checks on employees involved with shipping. Train truck drivers on cargo theft prevention techniques. Use newer...

Open Head vs. Closed Head Steel Drums: Understanding the Differences

Source: rocharibeiro / Shutterstock.com Summary:Steel drums are durable and long-lasting. Open head drums are better for solids, semi-solids and viscous substances. Closed head drums are better for...

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