Archive for 2018

The Purpose of the Bill of Lading

Posted on September 21st, 2018

The purpose of Bill of Lading (B/L) is to outline the journey of your cargo from the origin to the destination. This is issued by a carrier to a shipper to detail the method and path of a shipment, and is used as a contract for the movement of the cargo. […]

Golden Week: How it Impacts Your Shipments

Posted on September 14th, 2018

What is Golden week? Golden Week is held annually on October 1 to celebrate the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and lasts 7 days. The week-long holiday was implemented in 2000 to make it possible for people to make long-distance family visits and to expand domestic tourism. Factories will […]

Ketogenic Diet Challenge: What is Keto?

Posted on September 7th, 2018

Health and fitness has always been a part of the BOA culture, partly because our founders, Matt and Walter, started out together through Capoeira, Brazilian martial arts. We’ve held some challenges in the past, and we’ve got a new one starting this week! The “Keto” Challenge – Part of our team […]

Importing Food into the U.S. and FDA Clearance

Posted on August 31st, 2018

Planning to import food to the United States of America? Here are some basic steps to get started! 1. Register with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) You will need to register with the FDA before importing your food shipment. Importers and food facilities in the relevant exporting countries […]

What are Anti-Dumping (AD) and Countervailing Duties (CVD)?

Posted on August 24th, 2018

The topic of the Anti-Dumping (AD) and Countervailing Duties (CVD) is a touchy one for both importers and manufacturers. This is not going to be a political debate on whether these are fair, or a discussion on if the way these duties are calculated is reasonable. The fact is that that […]

4 Years in a Row! BOA Makes 2018 INC5000 List Fastest Growing Companies in America

Posted on August 17th, 2018

Team BOA… We’ve done it again. We have made it on the list for INC. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America. How did we do it? It definitely was not easy. With all the changes in regulations for trucking companies, it became extremely difficult to run our core business. We […]

Import Tariffs: 2018 YTD

Posted on August 10th, 2018

It may be time to get in contact with your customs broker, as the duty rates are scheduled to have a major change for an additional 279 product lines according to a recent update by the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office. Image source: Reuters After the first round of duties on […]

2018 Q3: #HashtagLunchbag

Posted on August 2nd, 2018

This past Saturday, BOA Logistics sponsored a #HashtagLunchbag event in Los Angeles at The Parlor. Although we have donated before, this is the first time our team had participated in volunteering. This was an amazing experience where we were able to give back while having a good time. There was a lot […]

Air Cargo on Pallets: Dimensions

Posted on July 27th, 2018

Sometimes it is necessary to use air freight to send cargo since it is faster than ocean transportation. Palletized cargo can also be sent by air, but is limited to the airplane’s available space. The acceptable dimensions will vary depending on the type of plane, but there are some general rules. […]

Container Cargo: Wooden Pallets and Packaging

Posted on July 20th, 2018

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates importing wood and wood products because of the risk of insect infestations harmful to the U.S. environment. This also applies to wooden pallets and packaging! Planning to use wooden pallets or wooden packaging? Make sure they have been fumigated and stamped by your […]

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