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Shipping Container Quick Facts

The modern-day container dates back to 1956, when American entrepreneur, Malcolm McLean, shipped the first containers from Newark to Houston, in an innovation that transformed international shipping. The container now underpins the global economy moving $4 trillion of goods every year.

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Loading cargo effectively

Loading a trailer, container or airline ULD is like completing a puzzle in three dimensions, with financial penalties if you get it wrong and rewards if you load effectively.

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International trade documentation

Shipping goods internationally requires the correct documentation, or you run the risk of delays and extra costs, or even prevent a shipment from being completed.

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LCL Services for SME Shippers

Small/midsize shippers are vital clients for Norman Global Logistics. LCL is a popular service option for many small and medium-sized enterprises, providing the benefit of Speed, high flexibility for Cost and Inventory control.

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Post-COVID visibility crucial

In a recent global survey, 60% of supply chain managers confirmed that they had been significantly impacted by the pandemic and 68% agreed that technology is critical in protecting their supply chains.

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Optimistic outlook for China and supply chains

The surprising conclusion of this week’s webinar – Post COVID-19 EFFECTS TO THE SUPPLY CHAIN – was how the resilience of China and global supply chains are being highlighted in the Post-COVID world.

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Slow Steaming

Slow steaming and the importance of visibility, with extended transit time, visibility is more critical than ever. Learn more about the slow steaming effects, actions and services to secure your supply chain performance.

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5 Tips: For Efficient Supply Chain and your Freight Forwarder partnership

Choosing the right forwarding partner and running an efficient supply chain is important. When looking for a logistics partner, consider below five tips:

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With LCL, shipping is simply effective

If your supply chain strategy needs a more flexible solution our Less than Container Load (LCL) services are the most cost-effective way of serving your customers at the lowest cost.

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UK and Ireland distribution services

Global freight, warehousing, fulfilment and transport services are delivered as integrated, mixed and single solutions, with leading-edge technology providing transparency and control. UK and Ireland distribution services for the discerning

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