Supplying the world with nearly everything is an enormous and complex job: there are things to discuss.
BDP handles all RLF set-up steps for Heineken. It starts with application letter(s) to U.S. Customs of the intent to file electronically, as well as all cargo release entry data. Next, the Customs staff reviews and approves the RLF application. Because BDP often has the majority of the necessary client data already existing within its systems network, RLF is painless.
“This is part of our continued focus to increase customer service with distributors and customers while building business partnerships with larger resources such as BDP.”
Although it is largely hidden from the day-to-day experience of most people, maritime shipping is central to the modern system of international trade and the way our world operates.
According to the International Chamber of Shipping, the international maritime shipping industry transports about 90% of all physical goods traded internationally. To give that some further definition, the World Trade Organization estimates that, in 2014, its members collectively exported merchandise worth $18 trillion.
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that in 2015 seaborne trade in the United States amounted to $1.56 trillion, with imports accounting for about 67 percent of that total.
Despite its size and importance, the ocean freight shipping industry has remained largely untouched by the kind of transformation that software technology has imposed on other markets. That is beginning to change as a number of startups attempt to build products to serve that market. This post represents our attempt to understand the landscape within which such startups operate