Freight Updates

Coronavirus & Freight Shipping Delays: Get Ready in 2021

It’s been a turbulent year in freight.  To get you ready to succeed in 2021, we’re taking a look at what happened and laying out what lessons we’ve learned. Whether you shipped internationally for the first time in 2020, or were a seasoned importer before COVID-19 hit the world stage, chances are you’ve experienced a […]

The Freightos FBA Freight Pricing Index

Planning international freight for e-commerce is hard. And in many cases, it can make the difference between profitability or losses. Of the over 10,000 small businesses that use to compare, book, and manage freight, many are e-commerce sellers shipping directly to fulfillment centers, Fulfilled By Amazon (FBA) or otherwise. Depending on the product, freight can account […] &

Alibaba & Freightos & Shipping & Logistics Partners Shipping with has never been easier. Thanks to a new partnership, shippers can now easily book and manage their shipments using Freight Powered by Freightos. It’s just another way that is bringing smooth shipping to importers around the world. When […]

Coronavirus Shipping Updates

Coronavirus Shipping – What You Need To Know COVID-19 has caused major disruptions to logistics and shipping around the world. We’ve gathered our best resources to keep you informed – and help you keep your goods moving.  Coronavirus Impact on Supply Chain & On the Economy The impact of coronavirus on the supply side in […]

Dealing with Amazon FBA’s COVID-19 Policy

By Robert Khachatryan Amazon shipping during COVID-19 Amazon seems to have fulfilled its goal of adding 100,000 employees to meet the heightened demand for essential products. It has also started to lift some of the restrictions for inbound shipments of non-essential goods.  However, the rapidly-changing reality of “shelter in place” continues to pose new challenges.   […]

Shipping & Freight Cost Increases, Current Shipping Issues, and Shipping Container Shortage [2022]

Last updated: July 3, 2022 Freight & shipping costs & delays There are a number of current shipping issues impacting freight costs and shipping delays. Seasonality, a drop in available exports, and inflation’s impact on European consumer demand are causing decreased Asia-Europe pricing, while the lockdown in Shanghai drove down Asia-North America ocean rates in […]

Trump Tariffs: US-China Trade Tariffs

The new China-US tariffs: enough to strike fear into the hearts of importers large and small. Whether you’ve already been hit with a tariff or are biting your nails waiting for the next list to come out, we’re here to help clear up confusion and offer tips for saving wherever possible. We were thrilled to […]

Navigating Chinese New Year [Freight Update]

Chinese New Year is a tricky time of year for exporters. Refael Elbaz, CEO of Unicargo, walks us through the ins-and-outs of shipping during the holiday season.