Shipping and Exporting Used Clothing and Used Shoes from the U.S.

The export of used clothing and used shoes (second hand) is big business from the U.S. to various countries in the world. The main export regions for used clothing include Sub Saharan Africa, Asia Eastern Europe and Latin America. used bales of clothing   Most shipments of used clothing and shoes are loaded in 40’HC (high cube) containers. The shipper’s tend to load 44,000 - 60,000 lbs / 19,958 - 27,215kgs / 20
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DDP Shipments – Ultimate Consignee and Importer of Record

DDP Shipments into the United States are defined as shipments where the foreign shipper (most of the time also known as the Seller of the goods) is paying for all charges including freight, duties, taxes, customs clearance charges up to the buyer’s door, warehouse or fulfillment center.   If the shipper (seller) overseas is selling on DDP terms, there are rules that must be followed in order to prevent any delays or customs holds.   There are two parties in a DDP shipment that must be clarified before the cargo is shipped into the United States: Importer of Record and Ultimate Consignee   Importer of Record In a DDP shipment, the Import
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How to Calculate Chargeable Weight for Air Freight Shipments

The Chargeable Weight of Air Freight shipments are calculated as the Actual Weight (Gross Weight) or the Volumetric (also called Volume or Dimensional) Weight of the shipment, whichever is the greater. This uses an estimated weight that is calculated based on the dimensions (length, width and height) of a package (shipments are always shown in the order of L x W x H). Typically, large items with a light overall weight take up more space on an aircraft than a small, heavy item. That’s why the Airlines charge according to Chargeable Weight.   Chargeable weight is commonly used by air freight forwarders, domestic motor carriers and brokers to calculate their air freight and/or domestic truck
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