Shipping costs make up the majority of supply chain expense for most companies. This means understanding how freight rates work and the impact that global markets have on rates must be a priority for shippers and freight forwarders.
Detention and demurrage can add 10% or more to the cost of your ocean shipments. Here are simple tips for how you can leverage free time and reduce these unnecessary costs.
RFQs are an important source of new business for every forwarder. Yet, participating in bids can often be a risky proposition. Here’s how using technology can eliminate that risk and increase your (more…)
The modern supply chain demands technology, yet many logistics companies lag in its adoption. Here are simple ideas you can use to evaluate and select the right logistics technology for your company. (more…)
In the competitive logistics marketplace, it is hard to stand out in the crowd. Here are new ideas freight forwarders can use to rethink their sales process and increase revenue. (more…)
Ocean shipping plays a vital role in the global economy, making the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) an important entity for freight forwarders, carriers, and shippers alike to know and understand. (more…)
RFPs can be both the best and worst thing to a forwarder. How? Bids present the opportunity for growth and new business, yet are also time consuming and risky. To get the most out of (more…)
When it comes to global trade, there is no more important method of shipping than ocean cargo. Here’s a look at the statistics behind the ships and industry that deliver the global economy. (more…)
The world’s biggest economy supports the world’s biggest logistics market. Or, is it the other way around? Here’s an interesting breakdown of the U.S. logistics industry by spend, mode, and largest (more…)
The availability of logistics technology and its adoption have increased in the last decade but many companies are still lagging. Are you one of them? This whitepaper is a look at the many current logistics technologies (more…)