Shipping by Boat or by Plane

Sea vs. Air: Your Quick Reference Guide to Shipping

Sea vs. Air: Your Quick Reference Guide to Shipping Here’s your quick guide to sea versus air shipping.  One of the most complicated and frustrating aspects of managing humanitarian aid is coordinating shipping, especially for LCL shipping or smaller loads (officially referred to as “less container loads” or LCLs). With tight timelines, production delays, budget[…]

Customs Brokers and Duties Taxes

Customs Brokers & Duties For Humanitarian Supplies

Organizing humanitarian aid and coordinating transportation is a big job without worrying about customs and duties. However, it’s essential to understand what, when, and why customs brokers and duties are important and how they factor into the aid shipment process and pricing.  While most of TLM’s suppliers will handle the international shipping for you through[…]

choosing a freight forwarder

7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Freight Forwarder for Aid Supplies

If you’re new to the process (or more appropriately, the ordeal) of international shipping, then you may not yet understand how vital a freight forwarder can be to making sure your humanitarian supplies get where they’re going on time and intact. To aid your process, we identified some things you should consider when choosing a[…]