LCL from Bulgaria to South Africa

For your LCL ocean loads from Bulgaria to South Africa we offer weekly departures from Sofia CFS via Antwerp to South Africa and forthnightly service from Varna CFS via Singapore. Ports served: Capetown, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg. Service from Sofia CFS: Weekly departures from Sofia CFS. Closing Thursday end of the day. Departure of the truck on Friday. Arrival of the consolidation truck at Antwerp … Continue reading LCL from Bulgaria to South Africa »

Avaialble vans at Germany for dedicated delivery in Europe

On 31-Jan-2013 we  have two vans Bulgarian registration available at Osnabrueck D-49084 for loading and dedicated deliveries all over EU. On 01-Feb-2013 we will have  three more vans Bulgarian registration available at Osnabrueck D-49084 for loading and dedicated deliveries all over EU. Please request rates here and you can place your orders here  

Planning of an airfreight shipment

In our last blog we have discussed the elements of the freight quote. Today we will move forward. Assume the quote is accepted and load is tendered to the shipping agent. What happens next? I would split air shipping in three main stages: 1.    Before arrival at origin airport 2.    Between origin and destination airports 3.    After arrival at destination airport Nevertheless type of goods … Continue reading Planning of an airfreight shipment »

Freight quote – the elements

Very often on the phone or via e-mail I receives requests like “How much it will cost me to move a load from USA or China to Bulgaria”.  Literally !  Well, I would gladly quote them but I can’t. Neither is able any other forwarder.  For the simple reason that the rate request is incomplete and provides no information that can help to make a … Continue reading Freight quote – the elements »

Airfreight with Thomas Cook from Sofia and Bourgas airports

Airline Thomas Cook started operations at Airport Bourgas with wide-bodied planes – B767-300 and A330-200 which increased the opportunities for shipping goods as airfreight. The maximum dimensions in centimeters for one piece are 318/244/160 cm which compared with the mediocre 120/80/80 via airport Sofia is a huge improvement.  Thomas Cook flies to Manchester from where provides deliveries to USA, Mexico and South America and to … Continue reading Airfreight with Thomas Cook from Sofia and Bourgas airports »

New Nonstop Service Between New York-Newark and Buenos Aires

Beginning 6th April United Cargo will offers direct non-stop service between largest cities in USA to Argentina. Flights will be performed with widebody Boeing 767-300 on daily basis. From Bulgaria United Cargo is operating on off-line basis. For more information and booking out of Bulgaria please contact KG SID Ltd. office.

Converting shipping cost to a single unit

The reason to write this article was a discussion in LinkedIn initiated by young internship Umamaheshwaran Sundaram who is looking to ways to convert and start providing quotes to a customer per ton. I should admit that similar attempts I have been trying since I have started in the freight forwarding – regrettably so far without huge success. Why? Freight forwarding by itself is an … Continue reading Converting shipping cost to a single unit »

Airfreight to Russia

Russia is the biggest country in the world. It encompasses one sixth of the world’s land spreading in eleven time zones. Add to this heavy customs procedures and you will realize what challenge is to send shipments – especially small ones to places within Russia away from the big cities like Moscow and Saint Petersburg. We in KG SID, however have solution for your small … Continue reading Airfreight to Russia »

Hidden Dangerous Goods

Nowadays goods become more and more complex many of them containing substances which can harm health and environment. These commodities often represent hidden dangerous goods. Examples vary from batteries contained in the equipment to goods containing magnetized material – like speakers. Transportation of such goods is a challenge for even the most prepared and seasoned forwarders. The result often is extensive discussion with the customers … Continue reading Hidden Dangerous Goods »

Beware prepaid freight and shipments from China

Recently, I have joined an interesting discussion in LinkedIn concerning the “Chinese system of prepaid LCL Shipments” I am sure the majority of you have experience with this system which cannot be called Chinese at all because it is also applied in India and all over the world where there is no transparency of cost. Regrettably none of the participants of the discussion has spoken … Continue reading Beware prepaid freight and shipments from China »