CARM: What all importers need to know about CARM

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Rollovers or Rolled Cargo – Carriers have an economic incentive to overbook a vessel – and roll over the surplus to the next available vessel – just as airlines routinely overbook a plane to ensure it departs at full capacity.  However, you can lessen your chances of being rolled over by following these simple tips:

  • Try to avoid times of the year when capacity is tight – the weeks leading up to Golden Week and Chinese New Year.
  • Book shipments at least two weeks in advance of the cargo ready date (the date that the cargo is ready for pick-up at the supplier).

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Two ways to control the cost of your freight shipments

Looking for new ways to reduce your shipping costs? Start by ensuring you are not wasting money by carrying weight that can be removed.

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