Freight brokers are a traditionally integral part of the freight marketplace but often find it difficult to clearly see where they fit in amongst the waves of change now and in the years ahead. In this article we see where brokers fit into the future of freight..
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Here is a live case study about a freight forwarder’s liability on uncleared cargo where the shipping line is holding the freight forwarder liable for an uncleared cargo even though the delivery order has been issued..
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Freight forwarders are an integral part of the supply chain and global maritime trade..
A freight forwarder serves as a conduit for global trade between importers, exporters, BCOs (Beneficial Cargo Owners) and the transportation and regulatory entities such as shipping lines, customs, port etc..
The moment a freight forwarder signs/accepts a contract (although discouraged, remember that a contract may also be verbal) with the customer, they are exposed to several unique risks and liabilities..
This article discusses the risks and liabilities of a freight forwarder..
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Shipping precious products from place to place is not often an easy task, especially when considerations like cost, time, location and safety all combine to make choosing ideal routes and shipment methods a complex feat.
This guest post reveals 6 Simple Ways to Optimize Your Freight Shipments..
In response to the question Who is a Freight Forwarder, I explained that in the most succinct and layman terms, a Freight Forwarder maybe defined as a multi-function agent/operator who undertakes to handle the movement of goods from point to point on behalf of the cargo owner..
Simple enough description.. But when one reads what happens in a day in the life of a freight forwarder it may not be so simple..
In the recent months there is a big conversation going on about the impact of “digitalisation” and “disruption” of the shipping and freight industry, to the extent that some people are terming it as the beginning of the end for the freight forwarder..
Is it really so..?? Let’s put it in perspective and see..
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..??