Which are the best suited truck scales for freight forwarders and related transport companies..?? A look at the various options available to the forwarder..
Tenders are an integral part of shipping and freight for the carrier, shippers and and OTI (freight forwarder or NVOCC)..
I headlined this article as “the art of handling a freight tender” because majority of the tenders are quite complicated and capable of pushing people over the edge due to its complexity with its tight deadlines and the nearly impossible task of compacting the costs..
People in our industry who have handled some complicated global freight tenders such as the ones floated by global companies will understand what I am talking about..
So how does the whole thing work and how does a tender influence or impact on a carrier and/or freight forwarder and their business.. Is it really an art..??
All of you may have seen the markings on a container, specially the door when it comes to your warehouse for packing or unpacking..
Each of these markings plays a very significant role in the transportation of the container and provides vital information to all entities in the supply chain relating to the monitoring and safety of the container and cargo during its carriage..
Let us look at each of these markings individually based on the image below showing the various markings..
Article discussing a dispute between a shipper and his agent relating to the shipment of the goods, ETA and freight..
This maybe an eye opener for several other people who maybe in this predicament or situation and need to know these intimate details of shipping..
Recently I posted an article “Who is a Freight Forwarder..??”.. If that article gave you a good introduction into the activities of a freight forwarder, this article will give you a detailed glimpse into “A day in the life of a Freight Forwarder”..
Article that outlines the carriage of perishables in reefer containers, the methods of transportation, the types of reefer commodities and many other useful information relating to reefer container..
On the occasion of #InternationalWomensDay on the 8th of March 2017, I asked one of the ladies in the Shipping and Freight industry to offer her perspective on a typical day in the life of a woman in shipping.. Here it is.. 🙂
Innovation is key to growth in any industry and discipline.. Shipping and Freight is no exception to this rule..
Here is a look at the three key logistical innovations that have transformed the landscape of international trade over the last 60 years and something that is keeping the business of trade alive..
Are telex release and express release the same..??
Telex Release and Express Release – These are terms that still confuses many people in the industry..
The confusion occurs when these terms are loosely used instead of using it in the strict sense..
How do I verify and make sure that my goods were actually shipped..??