Traditional Vs Digital Freight Forwarders – What would you prefer?

20Cube Logistics

With all industries understanding its importance have moved ahead with digital and online platforms, the freight forwarders have also embraced the technology. Traditional freight forwarders. Digital freight forwarders. Documentation & paper work.

International Shipping: Requirements of Documents

20Cube Logistics

In both these activities, many documents change hands forming a long chain of exchange. Documents start from the parties responsible for import and export, companies that are handling shipping and movement will look at another set of documents to move the consignment in international waters.

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Dedola Offers Freight Forwarding Services In and Out of Europe

Dedola Global Logistics

Dedola Global Logistics offers a gateway to Europe with fast, reliable, door-to-door freight forwarding services. We are a high-touch freight forwarding solution, taking a white-glove, consultative approach to ensure that transporting goods in and out of Europe is a seamless process.

Three Essentials to Look for in Your Freight Forwarder Software

Magaya

Whether you’re new to the freight forwarding industry or you’ve been in this line of business for a long time, it’s easy to marvel at how the industry has evolved in recent years. In this article, we share practical guidelines for choosing freight forwarding software.

Document Extraction Bot

RPA Labs

Whether your company is a domestic freight broker, an international freight forwarder , an ocean carrier , or a trucking fleet, you probably rely on your employees to do data entry, document processing, shipment tracking, and invoicing. Document Extraction Bot.

5 Indications It Might Be Time to Switch Freight Forwarders

Dedola Global Logistics

Freight forwarding is a complex industry with a lot of moving parts. It’s essential to recognize the signs that you may need to find for a new freight forwarder to handle this significant part of your business before problems become insurmountable. Below are five warning signs that it may be time to find for a new freight forwarder. Is It Time to Switch Freight Forwarders? The freight forwarding industry can be unpredictable.

How to Become a Freight Forwarder

Cerasis

Cerasis is not a freight forwarder, but technically a freight broker/transportation intermediary who specializes in North American Transportation Mangement primarily for less than truckload shipping, truckload, and small package. Cerasis does work with many freight forwarders who import into the US and need trucks to move from the port inland. Thinking about entering the freight movers field? Let’s get you started on how to become a freight forwarder.

The Significance of Two Bills (of lading) in Freight Forwarding

20Cube Logistics

Documents are crucial for the movement of consignment from one international destination to another, whether it’s an import or an export. The documents raised in a shipment orchestrate a long chain of actions and is required to ensure a hassle-free movement of consignments. Some documents relevant to shipping will be associated with insurance, some might have financial data, a few of them might relate to official exchange. When are these documents issued?

Importance of Having Your Importation Documents in Order

Dedola Global Logistics

Engaging a freight forwarder to assist with your imports can reduce headaches and allow you to focus on your core mission. Document Complexity. The complexity of documents varies widely depending on the industry. For example, agricultural imports require a more thorough set of documents detailing the quality of the products. Not all freight forwarders provide this level of service and expertise.

7 Automations for Freight Forwarders in 2020

RPA Labs

With the rise of competition and market pressure, it is becoming more difficult to meet the profit margins needed to grow in the freight forwarding industry. Forwarders are facing increased pressure to: Become digital. RPA Labs realizes that “doing more with less” is the holy grail to growing the business, so we developed custom solutions that allow freight forwarders to digitize with ease. Document Automation.

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Freight Forwarder

MTS Logistics

Freight forwarders are a dime a dozen. But, there’s a vast difference between any freight forwarder and a good freight forwarder. If your business is new to international shipping, you may not understand the importance of freight forwarding. But the truth is, the success of your international business is heavily dependent on choosing the right freight forwarder. To help your company find the right freight forwarder, read on.

Logistics with Freight Forwarders

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

A freight forwarder mainly acts to manage the transits of international products so that once they have been unloaded, they make the journey to their final destination. Being transportation one of the principal functions for developing a logistics program, a freight forwarder acting as an intermediator between the shipper and the consignee their main objective is to optimize through the standardization of transport and.

How Freight Forwarders Can Process Shipments 85% Faster

RPA Labs

According to customer data shared by RPA Labs , Freight Forwarders spend 113 minutes on average processing shipments, and that’s not even including time spent drafting emails to clients, waiting for responses, or digging up documents that have been misfiled or lost. Here’s the breakdown of a Freight Forwarders workflow from our research: Collect SI or BOL data and create the house bill of lading – 10 minutes. Document Automation.

Documentation and other tips for household relocation

Shipping and Freight Resource

Avoiding cargo damage, safeguarding yourselves against fraudulent freight forwarders, gathering. The post Documentation and other tips for household relocation appeared first on Shipping and Freight Resource. Documentation Shipping household relocationHousehold Relocation…………………… a stressful item for many people but sometimes inevitable.

Blockchain in freight forwarding – Is it the next big thing?

20Cube Logistics

How will blockchain impact freight forwarding? Each time cargo is shipped, the transaction is documented, creating a permanent history of the shipment from order to delivery. Because of the enormous benefits of blockchain, the freight forwarders like us 20Cube are busy finding ways to capitalize on this new technology to channelize profits and reinforce relationships across the supply chain. The post Blockchain in freight forwarding – Is it the next big thing?

3 Reasons Why the Freight Forwarding Industry Will Not Experience a Big Disruption from Technology

MTS Logistics

As I am reaching my 20th year in freight forwarding, it is clear the freight forwarding industry has gone through changes. When I first started doing LCL Consol Boxes, we were using Microsoft Word documents and conducted 100 calls with everyone involved for shipping just one container with ten shippers. Over the last 5-10 years, we had been hearing that technology companies are looking for a new Uber in the freight forwarding industry.

August Bot of the Month: Document Indexing Bot

RPA Labs

In the logistics industry the amount of paperwork can be seemingly endless – BOLs, PODs, freight and commercial invoices, packing lists, customs documents – the list goes on. By now, many companies have implemented some form of document OCR to extract the information from the documents, but what happens once that is done? Employees are left with a stack of documents to be manually filed – indexed – into their corresponding folders.

What Your Air Freight Forwarder Wishes You Knew

Dedola Global Logistics

Archives As a freight forwarder , we receive all types of shipping requests. However, considering the cost and speed of air freight, it’s especially important to know the basics when preparing for an air shipment. Therefore, based on common questions, tips, and misconceptions, we’ve put together seven fundamental things to know when requesting a quote or booking a shipment with your air freight forwarder. freight. New to Air Freight?

Understanding Freight Forwarders and NVOCCs

ValueShipr

Freight Forwarders. Most recognized and global forwarders belong to an association of freight forwarders called FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations)which is considered to be the global voice of freight logistics. Shipping documentation. Issues their own bill of lading and other shipping documents which is generally based on standardized documentation created by FIATA. Activity. NVOCC.

FreightHub is becoming Forto: The road from digital freight forwarder to supply chain technology company

Freight Hub

More specifically, we have moved beyond offering just freight forwarding services. Beyond sea freight transportation. FreightHub as a company has been around since 2016, when we started out as a digital freight forwarder. Back then, we were basically supporting transport between Asia and Germany via sea freight. We began with instant automatic quotes, real-time track & trace, and simple sea freight shipment handling.

How Dedola Eliminates The Top 4 Problems Importers Face

Dedola Global Logistics

The fees associated with ocean and air freight are complex, and invoices are designed to provide a clear and concise summary of charges. Customer service and account representatives are critical parts of a freight forwarding service. Although many freight forwarders have shipment information accessible online, importers may still have questions. You can see where your shipments are at any time and manage documents in real-time.

Freight Forwarding: Keeping shippers top of mind

247 Customs Broker

Say “freight forwarder” and the first thing that might come to mind would be “forward-thinking,” a market run by visionary leaders who can use predictive analytics to forecast and deliver on new shipper demands. But just how many of today’s intermediaries are ready to embrace the latest technologies and reinvent global forwarding at lightning speed? Furthermore, 72% of those forwarders surveyed failed to quote, thereby missing out on digital business.

Understanding Freight Forwarders and NVOCCs

ValueShipr

Freight Forwarders. Most recognized and global forwarders belong to an association of freight forwarders called FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations)which is considered to be the global voice of freight logistics. Shipping documentation. Issues their own bill of lading and other shipping documents which is generally based on standardized documentation created by FIATA. Activity. NVOCC.

How to change your freight forwarder in less than 4 hours, saving up to € 35,000 per year 

Freight Hub

In this article, you will learn to recognize and identify the signs that indicate you need to change your freight forwarder, what to consider when changing freight forwarders or logistics service providers and how long it can typically take to successfully implement the change. . Signs you Need a New Freight Forwarder. Here are some of the most common signs that it is time to change your freight forwarder. Recurring Forwarding Problems.

What is a Bill of Lading and what is its purpose?

Globalior

Bills of lading are transportation documents that carriers issue to shippers. A B/L can be a document of title A B/L is a form of receipt for goods A B/L is also a contract between shipper and carrier A B/L should be treated as a legal document What is the difference between a negotiable and non-negotiable Bill of Lading? A negotiable bill of lading allows anyone who produces the document to take title to the cargo. The document produced has to be original.

Pitfalls of digitalisation in shipping and freight

Shipping and Freight Resource

Digitisation, Digitalisation, Digital Transformation are some buzz words that have recently taken the shipping and freight industry by storm. The decade that passed, saw the rise of several hundred startups in the shipping and freight industry heralding the arrival of the Digital Freight Forwarder and Digital Alliances by shipping lines designed to offer customers digital freight solutions.

Guidelines for Filing Freight Claims

20Cube Logistics

This is where filing freight claims come into play. If you are frequently involved with shipping goods over long distances, you might be faced with a situation when it becomes necessary to file a freight claim.

How To Reduce Soft Costs in Shipping

Dedola Global Logistics

Archives When it comes to choosing the right international freight forwarder for your shipping needs, cost plays a factor in your decision. An experienced forwarder or third-party logistics company (3PL) can help you improve your bottom line by reducing your soft costs in addition to saving you money on hard costs. A freight forwarder is essentially the middleman between the shipper and the carriers.

Here’s How Easy It Is to Switch Forwarders

Dedola Global Logistics

International logistics and freight forwarding can be challenging, requiring intricate planning and subject to many international laws and regulations. Our proactive approach to logistics and freight forwarding is a primary reason for our longevity and success. All milestones, paperwork, and negotiable documents are just a click away. For a free consultation to discuss your freight forwarding needs, call (562) 594-8988 today.

What to Know About Importing PPE and Why to Trust Dedola Global Logistics

Dedola Global Logistics

For instance, we know the proper packaging and internal documentation PPE shipments must-have. We make sure your cargo clears load port customs, avoiding dead freight charges –which can exceed $50,000. Air Freight and Ocean Freight PPE Options.

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The Dedola Difference

Dedola Global Logistics

We provide the full range of cargo logistics, including import/export freight forwarding , warehousing and distribution, customs brokerage, and consolidation by air, sea, land, and rail. Online documents, milestones, statuses, projected delivery dates, and confirmed deliveries are provided proactively or on-demand. That’s why we go beyond the basic definition of freight forwarding, encompassing Logistics at every level of your supply chain.

End in sight for India’s ‘mom and pop’ logistics as the ‘digital journey’ speeds up

The LoadStar

India is targeting the digital logistics revolution to reduce its high supply chain costs, with the country’s freight forwarders at the centre of the action. To achieve this, the government plans to create a national logistics “e-marketplace” to simplify import-export documentation and drive transparency, via the digitisation of. Loadstar posts News Digital freight forwarder Digital revolution DP World freight forwarders India tech start-ups

What is a Customs broker?

Globalior

The appointed broker is responsible for preparing documentation that allows a trader to import or export cargo from a country. In many cases, freight forwarders will also act as Customs brokers. However, freight forwarders may also choose to outsource declaration work to third parties. If you ship using non express routes, you need to ensure that the freight forwarder you engage to carry your cargo will also provide Customs brokerage services.

Build It and They Will Come…Maybe

Logistics Trends and Insights

A single online platform to manage transportation, rates, routes, payment, insurance, and documentation continues to be the mantra for 3PLs, freight forwarders, and other providers. the adoption of online tools is on the rise as noted in recent announcements: Hellmann Worldwide Logistics signed up to the CargoWise TMS for all air and sea freight operations. DHL Global Forwarding launched its online platform, myDHLi.

Will digitisation kill off the forwarder?

The LoadStar

Digitisation could make freight forwarders redundant in the next 20 years unless they significantly adapt their business model. As data in the supply chain becomes increasingly transparent, in a bid for seamless flows of information and cargo, the forwarders’ advantage ebbs, delegates heard at Air Cargo India in Mumbai this week. Two of the three flows controlled by the forwarder – the documents and the money – will be taken over by.