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East West Manufacturing Blog

April 21, 2020

FCL vs. LCL: Sometimes an LCL Shipment is Your Best Option

Less than Container Load (LCL) shipping (also called groupage) get lots of grief, but it can save you from time to time, especially when you don't have enough goods ready to ship a Full Container Load (FCL). If you find yourself in an FCL vs. LCL situation, review the following benefits and risks and apply them to your particular scenario – and...

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July 26, 2018

What Are Incoterms 2010 and Why Should I Care About Them?

Whether you are brand new to international shipping or just need a refresher on the ins and outs of Incoterms, we have you covered. International freight a complex business, so it's important to understand the industry lingo, associated risks and costs, and how it all affects you. 

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May 19, 2017

Why You Must Plan Early for Chinese New Year

If you're a regular blog reader you might have read the title and said, "It's TOO EARLY to start reading about planning for Chinese New Year!" And you're sort of right.

It's true you don't have to get your orders in for Chinese New Year (CNY). That would be overkill. But it's not too early to look at the calendar and strategize about how to...

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March 03, 2016

Best Expedited Shipping Options from Asia to the US

We've all been there: needing something to deliver in record time, then realizing, with a cringe, that expedited shipping comes at a pretty premium. But sometimes it simply must be done. This often happens on a much larger scale when buyers need product in a jiffy. The situation becomes a bit more complex when the goods are literally on the...

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February 09, 2016

11 Tips to Reduce International Logistics Costs

As you may or may not know, shipping goods internationally can get to be incredibly expensive, but there are ways to save money while ensuring your goods make it from point A to point B on time and intact. Keep reading to delve into our top 11 tips to start reducing your international logistics costs immediately.

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December 02, 2013

East West Supply Chain Management: Who's Handling Your Cargo?

Looking at the photo on the left may bring the question to mind, "Who is handling your cargo?" If you have East West handling the logistics for your shipments, breathe a sigh of relief because we have everything covered! East West Manufacturing is your end-to-end supply chain management solution.

Our logistics department handles...

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