Cargo Spectrum Blog

Cargo Spectrum 15 Years And Counting!

In the 15 years since Martin Howard founded Vancouver-based Cargo Spectrum Forwarding Inc, he has seen an abundance of logistics trends. Martin has always been interested in the history of transportation and what it tells us about the past. He […]

15 Reasons Why We’re Celebrating 15 Years Of Success

Milestones are great, especially for businesses. It means you’ve achieved a goal and something’s going right. Cargo Spectrum has hit a milestone in 2019 – 15 years of helping companies find the right commercial freight logistics for their company! Our […]

Cargo Spectrum Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Cargo Spectrum is celebrating fifteen years in business and we owe all our success to the wonderful customers, partners, agents and industries we work with. Since 2004, we have completed thousands of commercial cargo shipments and serviced hundreds of companies […]

Cargo Spectrum – Freight Forwarding for Commercial Shipments

Contact Cargo Spectrum to discuss our international freight rates for your next commercial, business-to-business Air Cargo, Ocean Freight or Ground Transport shipment. Anything from Imports to Exports to Customs Clearance! From Cargo Insurance to Warehousing to Distribution and more! Our […]

Logistics And The Pacific Alliance

Promoting trade, investment and global affairs with constantly evolving world markets is a major priority for Canada, Canadian businesses and the Logistics – Freight Forwarding Industry. In 2011, The Pacific Alliance, a Latin American trade bloc was formed by: Chile, […]

Cargo Spectrum Business-To-Business Solutions

Contact Cargo Spectrum to discuss freight rates to Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle-East, North America & South America. Need more details or have any questions about Air Cargo, Ocean Shipping or Ground Transport? Our Cargo Spectrum representatives are here to help. […]

Everyone’s Talking About China’s Belt and Road Initiative

The 21st-century Maritime Silk Road, also known as the Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB), the One Belt and One Road Initiative (OBOR), the Belt and Road (B&R), or most commonly the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is one of China’s […]

Shipping Lithium Batteries By Air

As the global demand for lithium batteries continues to increase, so does the demand to ship or import lithium batteries particularly by Air. Shipping lithium batteries is extremely common, yet it is a complicated process guided by strict regulations. Lithium-ion […]

The Battle Against Piracy & Armed Robbery In Shipping

There are numerous incidents of Piracy & Armed Robbery against ships reported each year. Ships being attacked, boarded, hijacked, fired upon, crew members being kidnapped & held hostage for ransom, are just some examples of the shipping industry’s ugly hidden […]

The Landscape Is Set To Digitalize Logistics

Logistics technology platforms are coming online fast & furiously in the race to connect shippers, forwarders, carriers & brokers, enabling them to collaborate in real-time across their global supply chain network. In our world of global trade, shipping cargo is […]

Cargo Spectrum Freight Forwarding Solutions

Contact Cargo Spectrum to discuss freight rates to Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle-East, North America & South America. Need more details or have any questions about Air Cargo, Ocean Shipping or Ground Transport? Our Cargo Spectrum representatives are here to help. […]

Tip Of The Iceberg Or What Lies Beneath?

The world is seeing widespread consolidation, such as the Cosco & China Shipping merger, the Ocean Alliance of Orient Overseas & Cosco, CMA CGM acquiring NOL (APL), Hapag-Lloyd merging with United Arab Shipping, Maersk acquiring Hamburg Sud, soon to be […]

The Mad Dash Before Chinese New Year

If you import from China by Ocean Freight, the world’s hub in manufacturing, then you’re most likely familiar with their national holiday, Chinese New Year (CNY). Chinese New Year (aka the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival) is the […]

SOLAS VGM Requirements Effective July 1, 2016

The SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Convention is a treaty of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations specialized agency, tasked with maintaining a comprehensive framework of rules for carriage by sea, ensuring the overall safety of the […]

Mega Container Ships, Mega Challenges

The size and capacity of cargo container ships has increased drastically in the last few decades due to the race for global trade dominance by container shipping lines. In 1995, the largest container ship had a capacity of roughly 5,000 […]

Container Weighing Rule Mandatory July 1, 2016

As announced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) requirements under the amendments to chapter VI, of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), will become mandatory on July 1, 2016. (The […]

Transport Canada ACS & TSCP Programs

As an Approved Participant in Transport Canada’s Air Cargo Security (ACS) Program, Cargo Spectrum has prepared & organized acceptance procedures to accommodate Transport Canada’s regulatory measures for cargo being transported onboard passenger aircrafts. 100% of cargo transported onboard a domestic, […]

The Who, What, When & Why of eManifest

Like a freight train coming down the track, eManifest is coming at us. eManifest is part of the Advance Commercial Information (ACI) program to allow the trade community to electronically report & transmit pre-arrival cargo information & conveyance data. Members […]

The ABC’s of Dangerous Goods

Dangerous goods are solids, liquids or gases that are flammable, explosive or toxic to people, other living organisms, property or the environment. Manufacturers, shippers & transporters MUST know what they are shipping & properly identify, classify, pack, mark, label & […]

IATA Multilateral e-AWB

Cargo Spectrum completed the IATA Multilateral e-AWB joining procedures and is listed on the IATA website as party to the multilateral e-AWB agreement. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) announced the […]

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