Posted in Social Media Marketing

CentEx Cargo is on Instagram

CentEx Cargo is ‘The Next Level of International Shipping 🚒 ‘ It’s common knowledge that social media is now the long tail of marketing. In that spirit, we want to tell our repeat customers, B2B clients, and this new niche market that CentEx Cargo has a business page on Instagram. This platform attracts a young demographic, mainly millennials and some new people across the board. Our LCL Export Team has had the opportunity on many occasions to rub shoulders with some Instagram Influencers, an inspiration to a couple of our posts. This is an opportunity to tell a new audience or some prospects and potential customers about our goods and services, and share shipping facts – e.g., the international shipping industry is responsible for the carriage of around 90% of world trade. Lastly, our team enjoys sharing some fun and zany stories.

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Posted in International Shipping

It is mandatory to declare the commodity of your shipment

A retail shipper and/or shipping clerk needs to know the commodity of each shipment. Commodities vary from household goods, generators, furniture, refrigerators, microwave ovens, other home appliances, and electronics such as televisions, radios, computers, and cell phones & accessories. Contraband of any kind – e.g., firearms & ammunition, liquors, and illegal drugs – are prohibited by law.

Shipping barrels of personal effects from anywhere in the US to the Caribbean can be a labor of love. Consequently, we all have a responsibility to keep everything above board. The commodity of choice when shipping to the Caribbean Islands is for the most part household goods. Household goods range from non-perishable food items, clothes, shoes, to home decor products. Lots of retail shipping companies and their freight forwarders offer customers the right logistics infrastructure that makes it possible for them to stay in touch with loved ones in their country of origin. Americans, on the other hand, use that same structure to cultivate relationships with friends, non-profit organizations, business associates, and peers in the Caribbean. Most individual customers opted out of doing an ‘Export Declaration’ of their shipment because it means an additional charge to the costs of international shipping. An HS Code is mandatory in some instances and required as a way to facilitate the inspection of any shipment by customs agents.

It is crucial at this juncture to address the elephant in the room – i.e., human trafficking. Having human cargo on any vessels is a serious and severe violation of international laws. Human trafficking is unequivocally a crime against humanity. Therefore, all governments on this planet should do their parts prosecuting human traffickers to the full extent of international laws.

To comment on this blog post, write a statement or your question below. I am looking forward to receiving your input on ways we all can eliminate contraband in shipments and combat human trafficking on a global level.

Posted in CentEx Store

$31 price/each + shipping. 48″ X 48″ Wood Pallet for SALE. Call πŸ“ž 770-864-4871 (Minimun of 5)

The wood pallet is the workhorse of the international shipping business. Our pallets are made of tough and durable wood. Each pallet is heat-treated and meets ISPM 15 Export Specifications. Moreover, it can hold up to FOUR 77-gallon open head plastic barrels. This oversized pallet has a maximum weight capacity of 3,500 lbs. A double stringer provides added strength and 2-way forklift access.

To Request a Quote, use the Comment Section of this blog post or Post a Comment. Be sure to include your complete address.

Posted in International Shipping

Barrel Shipping Service from Seattle, Washington to Jamaica

Fast and reliable international shipping service from Seattle, Washington to Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica πŸ‡―πŸ‡² Our cut-off day is Friday, and we sail every Saturday. Our drivers and winning team are professional, consistent, and dependable. CentEx Cargo has been assisting valued customers with local pickups within the continental US πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ and shipping to Jamaica since 2004.

CentEx Cargo provides door-to-port service. Management and our agent in Jamaica track the freight of each individual customer. The LCL Export Team will provide you, valued customer, with regular updates on the movement of your cargo via WhatsApp, once it leaves our warehouse. The shipper will get an ETA making it possible to inform the consignee when his/her freight is ready for pick up. Please find our agents info below:

Agent in Kingston, Jamaica: Freight Handlers LTD * 4 Fourth Avenue, Newport West * Kingston, Jamaica * Phone. (876) 937-5858 * (876) 937-5859

Agent in Montego Bay, Jamaica: Freight Handlers LTD * 17 Kerr Crescent, St James * Montego Bay, Jamaica * Phone. (876) 952-6566

To request a quote or make a booking, use the Comment Section of this blog post or call 770-864-4871

Posted in Business Management

A structure to bounce off money making ideas

One of my long term goals has always been about the ability to conceptualize a sound structure that attracts money making ideas. Whether it was Centuria Group or the CentEx Cargo Blog, the inspiration for their inception was to build a strong foundation for under-represented people and those too timid to go mainstream. This structure would allow them to bounce off their business ideas with others. The name Centuria was chosen by our 2004-team for its meaning and represented to us a business capable of having 100 different units.

It is an ‘on-going’ process. CentEx Cargo blog posts range from a substantive discussion about ‘pervasive corruption’ in some Caribbean customs to allocating adequate resources to tackle the huge US domestic market. For example, ‘freight broker training’ came from one of my colleagues as a way to get his foot in the door and deal with the slow cycle of international shipping service from the US eastern seaboard to the Caribbean. This blog doesn’t have a fancy organizational structure: What we have is ‘good old American ingenuity,’ the power of unlimited imagination, positive energy and synergy that allow any of our active participants to make more money, access to an abundance of valuable assets, and opportunities to re-invent themselves at any age. ‘I strongly believe that your most valuable asset is yourself.’

Posted in CentEx Store

$81 price/each + shipping. New 55 Gallon Open Head Plastic Barrels/Poly Drums for Sale. To order, call 770-864-4871

A courteous representative is ready to assist you. Call before 6 PM Eastern Standard Time for same day shipping. We need a complete address in order to give you, valued customer, a complete quote with the exact cost of shipping to a residence, storage unit, or your place of business. We deliver 55 gallon plastic barrels & polydrums and 75 gallon fiber barrels in the U.S. Lower 48 States.

PLASTIC BARRELS: Safely ship household goods and store dry, solid products, and even rain water. Corrosion-free and dent-resistant polyethylene. Quick-lock lid included that won’t pop open during transit.

DIMENSIONS: L 35″ X W 23″ X H 23″

COLOR: Black or blue.

We can process your payment over the telephone or you can visit the paypal link below or at the very bottom of this page to pay for your order of polydrums. Accounting will send you a separate invoice via email πŸ“§ for shipping and delivery.

Posted in International Shipping

International Shipping Service from Atlanta, GA to Bridgetown, Barbados

Fast and reliable international shipping service from Atlanta, Georgia to Bridgetown, Barbados. CentEx Cargo sails every Hump Day – i.e., Wednesday – of the week. Our winning and professional team is consistently dependable. We have been providing quality services from the state of Georgia to this port of discharge – i.e., Bridgetown – since 2010.

To inquire about the CentEx Cargo Less than Container Load (LCL) Service, call 770-864-4871

For Agent information in Barbados, visit the link below:

or call our toll free number: 877-464-7152

Posted in Social Media Marketing

What does the future hold for CentEx Cargo on Twitter?

Like many other social media platforms, Twitter can be dynamic in terms of attracting a large enough audience to remain relavant and be on the cutting edge. As a blog that caters to courier services and international shipping service from the US to the Caribbean, the team at CentEx Cargo has been using ‘content marketing’ to attract the right followers. We have been approached by several third- party companies not affiliated to Twitter, selling us strategies, they claimed, could exponentially increase our number of followers. But, after many meetings to look into those strategies, the team came to the conclusion that those followers were generic and had no interest in courier services, nor in international shipping service.

I am fully aware that having a conversation about courier services in Atlanta, Georgia and Seattle, Washington for instance, is not sexy. So, to spice things up a bit, I regularly share tweets about current events and mundane things that are getting lots of attention from valued customers, potential customers, and the average American nuclear family. The hashtag (#) feature of this platform enables me to engage in conversations with other businesses and individuals. I also use ‘retweet with a comment’ as a genuine way to be part of the dialogue and gain visibility. As you all know, I am mostly interested in your side on this issue. Your suggestions mean the world to me. So, what’s your Twitter Handle? And, how do you use Twitter to keep a particular topic dear to you, in the forefront of our collective discussion?

Lastly, the CentEx Cargo blog carefully chooses which social media platform deserves our advertising dollars. This decision process is based mainly on ‘getting the most bang for the buck.’ As a business or individual account, how would you describe your experience with Twitter Ads? Well, I think Twitter can make it easier for customers to pay for ‘engagements,’ and ‘impressions.’ Their analytics are good, but their payment methods are too restrictive.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. Feel free to write a comment in the ‘comment section.’ I will not post it without your verbal consent.

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