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How To Avoid Damage To Your Valuable Export Cargo
In the midst of economic uncertainty following the Covid-19 lockdown, UK exporting manufacturers need, now more than ever to ensure that when their valuable products become cargo in-transit, are delivered to their customer in perfect condition.
Incoterms® or International Commercial Terms are a series of commercial terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in an effort to aid communication between buyers and sellers.
Types of shipping container
Shipping containers, technically known as ‘intermodal containers’ are used to transport a large proportion of the world’s long distance freight generated by international trade.
Temperature Controlled Transport
Temperature controlled transport isn’t new – as far back as the 1840s refrigerated cars were used to transport dairy and seafood and keep them cool.
What Is IATA?
IATA stands for the International Air Transport Association. It’s the global trade association for the world’s airlines and everything air transport related
As the spread of Covid-19 increases, please be assured that we are doing everything possible to continue to deliver all vital services for our customers and focus on minimising disruption in the supply chain. Here’s an overview of the precautions that we are taking…
What is ISPM 15?
ISPM 15 is not as complicated as it sounds. It stands for the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures no.15 and simply refers to the required international standards of treatment that must be applied to solid wood used to ship products between countries.
What Are the Benefits of Using Air Freight?
We’re pretty sure that just about every person in the world would rather take a flight for journeys taking longer than a couple of hours, as opposed to being shipped or driven. The same ethos often stands when people are deciding how they want to ship their products.
Pinnacle Exhibit at Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2019, Excel, London 10-13 September Stand N3-150
Watch our DSEI video.
6 January, 2017
CARGOWISE ONE – Coming soon to Pinnacle
Pinnacle are due to go live with CargoWise One in Q1 2017.
11 July, 2016
Pinnacle Achieves AEO Status
We are proud to announce that our application for AEO status has been successful, effective 11 July 2016.
24 June, 2016
SOLAS VGM – update on solutions for overseas origin
New regulation is effective July 1, 2016.
Update on solutions for UK exporters:
Solutions for overseas origin shipments:
Where such services are available for Method 1, Pinnacle can arrange for loaded containers to be weighed at the origin port or an approved weighing facility. Otherwise the shipper must provide the VGM under Method 2.
13 June, 2016
When meticulous planning doesn’t happen!
Make sure you use Pinnacle for your special projects, so that this never happens to your cargo.
08 June, 2016
SOLAS VGM – Update to solutions
Are you aware of the new SOLAS regulations?
New regulation is effective July 1, 2016.
Most major UK ports have confirmed they are offering container weighing services for Method 1.
For Method 1, Pinnacle is now fully registered with the relevant Port Community Service Providers to request this on your behalf.
To view a summary of charges and some helpful links, please click here
SOLAS – Important notice for shippers and exporters
Are you aware of SOLAS Container Weight Verification Rules affecting shippers worldwide?
Adopted by the IMO the International Maritime Organisation, SOLAS is the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea.
The accurate weight of loaded containers is not always given by shippers which has led to accidents in the past and continues to threaten safety.
An amendment to SOLAS was passed by the IMO in November 2014 and the new regulation is effective July 1, 2016.
Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso Expansion Project
To find out more about Bobo Dioulasso, the Burkina Faso Expansion Project, please watch our video.
Pinnacle Launch New Website
Whilst many competitors tighten their belts, Pinnacle continues to invest in the future. Through our drive to deliver ‘outstanding worldwide logistics’ we strive to constantly improve the experience that existing and prospective customers, partners and industry have with the Pinnacle brand.
What our customers say
“PIF have managed our International Freight for over 5 years and we consider their company as part of our group. Their commitment and service is remarkable and we depend on them to ensure we save time and money with our freight forwarding.”