Cross-Border Shipping

by Michael Kotendzhi | Logistics

The growing demand for cross Border shipping in the recent years are telling us that trucking is no doubt in the dominant position. Statistic shows among $700 billion business revenue, 65% of revenue are realized by trucks. Cross-border shipping has become a daily business in North America.

The 3 things you need to do to experience perfect transportation.

Step 1 - work with an qualified cross border transportation service provider

A good transportation service provider pay attention to details, your documentation will depend on it, the 3rd party logistic service provider (3PL) like 18 Wheels Logistics Ltd. , locates in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC) has been committed to establishing a global service network in the past 45 years, 18 Wheels Logistics Ltd. will assist you have a smooth cross-border shipment.

Step 2 - Documentation! Documentation! Documentation!

You know your product better than anyone else. To avoid the delays or the extra fees charged by the Custom, to prepare the complete documentation for the shipping is a smart approach.

No matter what products you have, even as small as a bottle of wine, liquor, drinks, Alcohol, Beer, Spirits, Beverages, etc , documentation go first, you will win time and you will win clients.

7 documents you will need to prepare for your cross-border shipping

  • Bill of Lading (BOL)
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Commercial Invoices or Canada Customs Invoice (CCI)
  • Shipper’s Export Declaration (SED)
  • Packing List
  • Import Permits

Step 3- Engage a Customs Broker

The licensed Customs Brokers save your efforts on duties, taxes, costs…, make sure you find customs brokers who are experienced with specific products.

Share with me about your cross border shipping experience, 18 Wheels Logistics Ltd, is here listening to your story and always ready to assist you with the successful cross border shipping.

It is a challenge to determine to change 3PL (Third Party Logistics) providers. You must consider comprehensively and pay attention to each step. We are 18 Wheels Logistics locates in Vancouver B.C, western Canada. We have been working on build a comprehensive worldwide distribution channel year of years.

Contact us to review your current 3PL situation and we will provide thorough analysis on what the change of 3PL will bring to your business, how 18 Wheels Logistics would help you to realize your goal.

Michael Kotendzhi is President of Operations & Transportation and a partner at 18 Wheels. Michael has over 15 years of experience and is equipped with a degree in Logistics from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. As well as a background in logistics from XPO Logistics (formally Kelron Logistics), North America's largest contract warehousing provider.

Michael's experience includes supply chain management, reverse logistics, & domestic transportation. He has developed 18 Wheels' trucking solutions, effectively utilizing the sister company's vehicle fleet and building a transportation supply-chain network across North America.