zeecontainer

What fits in a sea container?

The standardized sea container has caused a revolution in the 20th century that has strongly influenced our daily life. Because the metal box has the same dimensions worldwide, it can be transported on land, at sea and in the air. This is efficiency at its best. You may be a novice internet entrepreneur or importer and you are…

expediteur

What does a freight forwarder actually do?

Many terms are used in logistics that are self-evident to people in that sector, but they are unclear or perhaps even incomprehensible to outsiders. In this blog we will discuss what a ‘forwarding agent’ does, where in the chain of international transport he stands and why he is indispensable. When we refer to ‘expedition’ (from Latin…

Nederlandse handelscijfers

A brief overview of Dutch trade figures

Holland is a trading nation. We grew through trade, and we are still very much relevant around the world. The Netherlands is dotted with distribution centers, warehouses and customs warehouses. In all these places, money is made from the import, transit and sale of goods. This blog provides insight into the size and origin of…

importeren uit het buitenland

Disadvantages of importing from abroad

You are an entrepreneur and you have decided to import products from outside the EU – smart move! You take advantage of the low production and labor costs in some parts of the world. Despite the long journey that the goods have to make, there is a nice margin to make by selling these products in the…

incoterms

What are Incoterms?

Incoterms (International Commercial Terms) are a collection of internationally agreed standards on the rights and obligations of buyers and sellers in import and export. Incoterms are not in themselves a contract, but terms of delivery. They clarify a sales contract for both parties and define who arranges insurance and permits, who arranges transport to where and when…

MERKKLEDING UIT CHINA IMPORTEREN

Importing designer clothes from China: How to get started?

Currently, the online shopping industry is experiencing a spike in sales. It’s a great opportunity for starting an online store selling designer clothing. Approximately 4 billion meters of textile are produced in China every month. Chances are that if you’re starting a clothing business, you’ll most likely procure your products from China. However, importing designer…