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International transport: 6 trends and how Ritra responds to these trends

What are the trends in international transport for 2019? We are highlighting 6 trends that we expect (will) have a significant impact on shippers. We explain our views as forwarders and the steps we take to accommodate these trends.

 

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Increase of customs checks on Binding Tariff Information (BTI)

If you are not exactly sure which commodity code applies to the product you wish to import, you could apply for a Binding Tariff Information decision (BTI). This is, as the name suggests, binding and must be used when making a customs declaration. From the autumn, customs will be stricter in enforcing the above. Does Ritra Cargo manage the clearance of your goods? Then don’t forget to inform us of the BTI too.

 

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The sum total of longer transit times from Asia

Ten years ago, a containership sailing between Asia and Europe would be underway almost 9 weeks on average. Today, this has increased to more than 11 weeks. Slow steaming and ever growing ships are the main reasons for this slowdown. What does all this do to your transit times and what does it mean for you?

 

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Which Incoterm is best for your sea freight transport?

Whether you are an experienced importer or not, the subject of Incoterms remains challenging. These delivery conditions govern the rights and obligations of both buyer and seller in the international goods transport process. Choosing the right Incoterm and proper coordination with the seller can prevent a lot of disputes and unnecessary costs. What are the most common Incoterms for sea freight and how can you choose the correct option?

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How to create your own unique report layout in TCS

Creating reports with customised layouts is one of the best functionalities in the Traffic Control System (TCS). It allows you to filter information and organise it to your own insight, requirements and use. This can be achieved in only a few clicks and can be edited just as fast. You’ll master it in no time with our handy manual.

 

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