What is a Carnet?

Carnets are used to allow the temporary entry of items without having to pay duty or taxes.  This is particularly useful for when shipping tools/equipment, commercial samples, or goods for exhibitions and conventions. Carnets can be used in 86 countries (and counting).  A carnet is a physical document that acts like a passport for cargo.…

What is “Chargeable Weight”?

Airlines determine freight charges by “weight”.  But imagine you’re shipping a pallet of styrofoam. Airlines, as well as ocean and ground carriers, have a way of analyzing density to determine if the gross weight or the “volume weight” is considered the “chargeable weight”.  IE.  Styrofoam would certainly use volume weight based on the formulas below.…

What is a CFS Warehouse?

Container Freight Station (CFS) warehouses are bonded facilities that act as temporary storage for goods that are entering and leaving the country. They should be distinguished from Free Trade Zone (FTZ) warehouses that allow for long term storage of goods in transit. CFS warehouses serve an important role in both air and ocean freight.  …