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Timing is everything with your international trading partners

Remember to take into account time zones when you are communicating with your international trading partners.  Anyone working in Europe is generally 5-6 hours ahead, so start your day by speaking with them. 

Use the mid-day to communicate with trading partners in your time zone and reserve the end of the day for business contacts on the West Coast of North America (who are three hours behind) or correspondence to contacts in Asia or Europe, who will see it first thing when they start their work day.

   
     Rachel Ng, Freight Solutions
 

Rachel Ng, Freight Solutions

Quick Tip #51
The link between insurance premiums and risk

There are many factors which affect the pricing of your insurance premium, but all revolve around the risk involved. For example, the longer the transit time, the more time available for something negative to happen.

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