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All of the latest global shipping and freight news & articles from the team at Equator Worldwide. 

A Quick History of the Shipping Container

A Quick History of the Shipping Container

As an experienced freight forwarder, we help business in the UK ship items and products across close at home and across the world every day. Most items when sent via ship are sent in shipping containers and it turns out they have quite a history of their own. Freight...

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Are You Considering Using an Outsourced Warehouse in 2021?

Are You Considering Using an Outsourced Warehouse in 2021?

Businesses in all sectors have had a lot to contend with over the last 12 months. Whether it’s adjusting to the ‘new normal’ under Covid lockdown or coming to terms with the regulations following Brexit, there are a lot of challenges. For business owners who import or...

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How Shipping Can Support the Exhibition Industry

How Shipping Can Support the Exhibition Industry

Are you planning your exhibitions for 2021? The logistics of getting all your equipment, banners and branded materials from point A to point B can be quite demanding. Express shipping through a freight forwarding company can not only save you money but time. Freight...

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How Does Freight Forwarding Work?

How Does Freight Forwarding Work?

Billions of tonnes of freight are transported around the world each year. If your business regularly exports to customers abroad, understanding how freight forwarding services work is essential. At the very least you need to understand how freight is transported, the...

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What is the Difference Between Full Truckload and LTL?

What is the Difference Between Full Truckload and LTL?

Companies that ship goods either to Europe or around the world are always looking at ways to not only improve the service they get but minimize their costs. Especially in a Post-Covid world, it’s even more important to keep those transportation costs under control and...

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Are You Planning for Peak Season Freight?

Are You Planning for Peak Season Freight?

While peak seasons can vary depending on your business, making sure that you have all the bases covered when it comes to freight handling is essential. On one level this is about ensuring that you have the resources available so that your products get from A to B...

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Navigating Global Shipping Paperwork Requirements

Navigating Global Shipping Paperwork Requirements

Everyday millions of tonnes of freight are shipped around the world. All these consignments, whether going by road, sea, or air, have one thing in common. They require paperwork. Here we take a closer look at the different types of paperwork involved in transporting...

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Post-Covid Resolutions for Your Retail Business

Post-Covid Resolutions for Your Retail Business

The lockdown has caused huge problems for retail businesses across the UK. With restrictions now starting to be lifted, many companies are tentatively trying to tick all the safety boxes so that they can open and begin to trade again. While the pandemic has its...

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How to Save Costs When Shipping from China

How to Save Costs When Shipping from China

Shipping goods from one country to another can come at a significant cost. If your business regularly deals with companies in China and needs to move goods from there to the UK, it can be extremely expensive if you don’t have a shipping plan. There are several ways...

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Steps You Can take to Prevent Cargo Theft

Steps You Can take to Prevent Cargo Theft

Millions of tonnes of cargo are transported around the world every day and, for the most part, it reaches its destination safely and in good condition. Cargo theft, however, is a concern for anyone involved in logistics or who has a product to get from A to B. Here we...

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