Competition is one of the constants in business, something that can spur you on and make you better or something that can bring you down..
Every industry has competition in varying degrees.. Some companies look at their competition and say “Yeah ok, whatever” (think Google/Facebook).. Some companies look at their competition and say “Oh crap, that’s close” – like a lot of companies in the shipping and freight industry..
While competition comes in various forms, there are several cases where you may really struggle to find a way to stand out from your competition..
Let me explain further with some examples relatable to the shipping and freight industry..
“We’re in an era where complexities melt away in the face of digital capabilities,” says Eytan Buchman, VP of marketing for the online freight marketplace Freightos.
For decades, shippers were told that they had to settle for the status quo because freight was all about experience and interpersonal relationships. That’s all changing now, thanks to advanced computing and new tech.
Trade Finance Global (TFG), the leading trade information provider and international trade finance brokerage has launched a Global Scholarship to students studying international trade and shipping, in recognition of the global trade skills deficit. The first of its kind, the scholarship provides undergraduate and postgraduate students with $700 USD / £500 grants to assist with graduate studies.
I asked this question originally on 26th of September 2012 asking feedback from you, the readers, about yourself and any specific topics relating to shipping and freight you might be interested in.. There have been a few comments from readers..
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Once upon a time I was sitting all by my lonely self wondering How I could contribute to the shipping and freight industry How I could do something that would fuel my second passion – educating How I could help newcomers to the shipping industry understand a bit more about the processes and procedures How I could share some … Read more here..