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InTek Freight and Logistics is where companies come when faced with a freight and logistics problem within their supply chain.

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logistics | supply chain | International Trade | nearshoring | offshoring | manufacturing

Offshoring Defined and Top 10 Benefits

By: Anna Young
July 16th, 2019

Definition of Offshoring Offshoring is defined as moving manufacturing or other business processes overseas versus having them operate domestically. 

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supply chain management | government | logistics savings | supply chain savings | International Trade | Foreign Trade Zone | FTZ | In-Bond Shipping

Definition of Shipping Commodity In-Bond within United States

By: Rick LaGore
July 12th, 2019

Shipping In-Bond What is meant by shipping a commodity in-bond is the product is moving within the United States borders, but has not yet been cleared through the US Customs processes to officially enter the US government authority to be consumed by citizens or companies domiciled in the US.

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The Ins & Outs of Intermodal Transportation.

The Ins & Outs of Intermodal Transportation.

Everything you need to know about domestic intermodal and how to be successful implementing it into your logistics strategy. Gives tips, tricks and insights on intermodal and what to watch out for when converting from truckload to intermodal.

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supply chain | supply chain savings | International Trade | HTS | Harmonized Tariff Schedule

Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Defined in 100 Words

By: Anna Young
July 7th, 2019

Definition of US Customs Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) The harmonized tariff schedule (HTS) is the primary source to classify goods imported and exported from  the country, used by the United States Customs and Border Protection as a means to record international trade activity by product and collect duties and taxes.  The foundation of the HTS is the baseline schedule used by all countries for international trade.

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supply chain management | government | logistics savings | supply chain savings | International Trade | Foreign Trade Zone | FTZ

Definition and Benefits of a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ)

By: Rick LaGore
July 3rd, 2019

Definition of a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) A United States foreign trade zone is a designated area that is authorized by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), where commercial product receives the same treatment as if it were outside the US.

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supply chain management | cost savings | government | logistics savings | supply chain savings | International Trade | CTPAT | IPI Freight

CTPAT Defined in 100 Words

By: Anna Young
July 2nd, 2019

Definition of CTPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) CTPAT is a voluntary logistics and supply chain partnership program led by the US Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) with the goal of improving the security of the United States borders.

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logistics | supply chain | freight forwarder | International Trade | iso container | CFS

IPI Freight Definition and Best Practices

By: Rick LaGore
June 28th, 2019

Definition of IPI Freight or Interior Point Intermodal IPI freight is used to define inbound freight moves from a port to a shipper’s door within the interior of the country via a domestic or international intermodal container.

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Intermodal | logistics | supply chain | freight forwarder | International Trade | iso container

ISO Container Definition and Facts in 100 Words

By: Rick LaGore
June 28th, 2019

Definition of an ISO Container An ISO container is an international intermodal container that is manufactured according to the specifications outlined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).  

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US - Mexico Cross Border Intermodal | Incoterms | International Trade

Incoterms Defined in 100 Words

By: Anna Young
June 25th, 2019

Definition of Incoterms Incoterms, an abbreviation for international commercial terms, outline the details on how an international trade will occur.

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