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. Thinking about entering the freight movers field?

Kerry Logistics Acquires South African Freight Forwarders S.A.S.

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Hong Kong-headquartered Kerry Logistics has announced the acquisition of well-established freight forwarding and logistics company, Shipping and Airfreight Services (Pty) Limited (S.A.S.). The post Kerry Logistics Acquires South African Freight Forwarders S.A.S.

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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.

How Freight Forwarders Can Lower Their Bonding Costs

Cerasis

As October 1 approaches, some freight forwarders may need to renew their freight forwarder bond. With the deadline approaching, freight forwarders may be asking themselves what they can do to reduce the rate at which they obtain their BMC-84 freight broker bond ?

Bolloré Logistics Buys Majority Stake in Danish Freight Forwarder

Logistics Manager

The company ranks among the top five international logistics and freight forwarding companies in Europe and is continuing to grow and strengthen their global footprint. France based Bolloré Logistics has made a strategic acquisition in Global Solutions of Denmark.

Kerry Logistics Acquires South African Freight Forwarders S.A.S.

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Hong Kong-headquartered Kerry Logistics has announced the acquisition of well-established freight forwarding and logistics company, Shipping and Airfreight Services (Pty) Limited (S.A.S.). The post Kerry Logistics Acquires South African Freight Forwarders S.A.S.

International Freight Forwarder Marks 30th Anniversary

Logistics Business Magazine

Seaspace International, a global freight forwarder operating from Gatwick, UK has marked its 30th anniversary in the logistics industry with the acquisition of a third warehouse. Distribution Centre Property Freight forwarding / 3PL & 4PL

Freight Forwarding: Keeping shippers top of mind

Logistics Management

In the current rush to digitize for operational efficiency, forwarders must not lose sight of immediate shipper needs. The transition must be smooth, valuable and completely transparent—but is that happening

“Evolving Freight Forwarding Survey” deserves our attention

Logistics Management

Logistics Trends & Insights LLC, an Atlanta, Georgia-based consultancy, is conducting its third “Evolving Freight Forwarding Survey," and invites LM readers to participate

Top 25 Freight Forwarders: Strong Grouth, Abundant Opportunity

Logistics Management

As savvy forwarders embrace and utilize more sophisticated digitized solutions to set them apart from the pack, industry analysts are seeing the race narrowing. Evidence of this trend is made clear when the Top 25 features nearly a half dozen players vying for the same coveted ranking

A&A’s Top 25 Global Freight Forwarders List

The Logistics Academy

Here is the Top 25 Global Freight Forwarders List compiled by Armstrong & Associates. Each year A&A compiles Logistics Management’s Top 25 Freight Forwarders list for a closer analysis of industry trends and how those leading forwarders are meeting the evolving shipping needs. Ranked by 2015 Logistics Gross Revenue/Turnover and Freight Forwarding Volumes*. Forwarding.

Understanding Freight Forwarders and NVOCCs

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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.

The Freight Forwarder’s Guide to LAX

Dedola Global Logistics

If you are an importer who regularly brings goods in through the Los Angeles/Long Beach ports, you may have used air freight services through Los Angeles International Airport, better known as LAX. LAX has 194 acres dedicated to freight services and facilities. LAX’s top air freight imports include computers, cell and landline phones and parts, computer chips, and unmounted diamonds. Since LAX is a hub for international freight forwarding and travel, U.S.

What Type of Freight Forwarder Is Right for You?

Dedola Global Logistics

Not all international freight forwarding providers are the same. For example, some freight forwarders are focused on offering the lowest prices. Other freight forwarders tout their technology above all else. Then there are freight forwarders that prioritize overall customer service by personalizing the approach to your supply chain. Low Cost: The biggest advantage of this type of freight forwarder is right in the name: the low prices.

Air Carriers / Air Freight Forwarders: Service on the up and up

Logistics Management

Learn about the 35th Annual Quest for Quality Award winners for Air Carriers and Air Freight Forwarders

The F word: how freight forwarders spend their day

The LoadStar

There is a lovely blog about the human side of forwarding from the UK’s Neon Freight. It explains, in an amusing way, what a freight forwarder does, which, the writer notes, involves a lot of praying, swearing and plate-spinning. Neon Freight

UK Freight Forwarder Expands with Santander Funding Package

Logistics Business Magazine

TPS Global Logistics, an award-winning Aylesford (UK)-based freight forwarding and logistics service provider, is moving into new, larger premises and hiring 20 new permanent members of staff. Freight forwarding / 3PL & 4PL Road Transport & Haulage

The digital age is not quite the disruptor freight forwarders feared, says report

The LoadStar

Online platforms may be improving freight forwarding’s front end, but those predicting the demise of the traditional operator may have overestimated the impact of technology.

Digital freight forwarder Shipwaves has come a long way in three years

The LoadStar

Mumbai-based digital freight forwarder Shipwaves, which ditched a marketplace model to focus on its individual offering, opened its Middle East headquarters in Dubai this month, capping an impressive three years since launching in 2015.

New Threat To Freight Forwarder Industry

Logistics Portal

New Threat To Freight Forwarder Industry For the last twenty years ago we watched how FedEX, UPS, and DHL expanded their global transportation networks by air, ocean and truck threatening freight

Amazon FBA Sellers: 3 Tips for Choosing the Right Freight Forwarder

Dedola Global Logistics

Why You Should Invest in a Freight Forwarder. Luckily, there is a solution: A freight forwarder. A freight forwarder helps save you time and money by coordinating multiple shipments and helping you choose the most cost-effective way to ship them.

Top 25 Freight Forwarders 2017: Digitization & E-Commerce continue to reshape the marketplace

The Logistics Academy

The global freight forwarding market has grown by 2.7% in real terms since this time last year, but owing to a continuation of excess capacity issues and lower average oil prices, rates continue to fall in both air and sea freight. Top 25 Global Freight Forwarders.

Analysis: is DSV ready to move on Damco’s freight forwarding business?

The LoadStar

A couple of years have passed since the management team at DSV promised it would strike another large deal – now, given market talk spurred by the latest corporate events at AP Møller-Maersk Group (APMM), DSV’s most likely target might be APMM’s freight forwarding arm, Damco FF. Sources with knowledge of internal affairs have told me that as Damco restructures and reorganises its logistics and freight forwarding businesses, calls from head office have.

Why Your Freight Forwarder Should Be C-TPAT Certified

Dedola Global Logistics

C-TPAT is a voluntary program that any business or freight forwarding company in the trade industry can join to help “strengthen international supply chains and improve United States border security,” according to CBP. The good news is that by working with a C-TPAT certified freight forwarding company , you can both help with combating terrorism, as well as enjoy the benefits that come with certification. The Criteria a Certified Freight Forwarder Must Meet.

Independent freight forwarders also turning digital

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There has been a lot of interest in the newly released system, as due to the fast-paced development of our modern world, freight forwarders have been receiving mounting pressure regarding digital changes. Importing and managing the logistics of your precious freight is no easy task.

Air Freight Forwarding in the UK: The warehouse requirements you can’t afford to compromise on

Insight Into Action

UK businesses are seizing export opportunities with a record high of £620.2bn UK exports recorded last financial year and Heathrow airport, the UK’s leading air gateway, reporting double-digit cargo growth of 10.2% for the 12 months to December 2017 with East Asia, Europe and the US its biggest markets.

TBS Logistics reveals freight forwarding expansion plan after opening Vietnam’s “largest warehouse”

The LoadStar

The post TBS Logistics reveals freight forwarding expansion plan after opening Vietnam’s “largest warehouse” appeared first on The Loadstar. Vietnam’s TBS Logistics today opened what it claims is one of the largest warehouses in south-east Asia on Monday, highlighting the country’s record setting trade growth in 2018.

Freight Forwarding: Keeping shippers top of mind

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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.

“Evolving Freight Forwarding Survey” deserves our attention

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Logistics Trends & Insights LLC , an Atlanta, Georgia-based consultancy, is conducting its third “Evolving Freight Forwarding Survey, and invites LM readers to participate. Unprecedented change continues in the freight forwarding market,” observes the consultancy’s president, Cathy Roberson. “New How are the traditional forwarders such as DHL, Kuehne + Nagel and Panalpina addressing these changes?”. Lastly, has the role of the freight forwarder changed?

Finalists for 2018 Young Freight Forwarder of the Year award unveiled

The LoadStar

The TT Club and FIATA have announced the regional winners of the Young Freight Forwarder of the Year award, in the 20th year the two companies have partnered. The post Finalists for 2018 Young Freight Forwarder of the Year award unveiled appeared first on The Loadstar.

Analysis: Expeditors, by far the best takeover target in freight forwarding

The LoadStar

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Kerry Logistics names new MD freight forwarding and global air executive director

The LoadStar

Kerry Logistics has appointed Mathieu Renard Biron (pictured above) as its managing director of global freight forwarding and Patrick Cheah (below) as executive director of global air.

Kerry Logistics buys South African freight forwarding and logistics firm S.A.S.

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Kerry Logistics Network has acquired South Africa-based freight forwarding and logistics company, Shipping and Airfreight Services (S.A.S.), The acquisition enables Kerry Logistics to expand its service offerings in the South African freight forwarding market.

The Freight Forwarder’s Guide to the Logistics Landmarks of Los Angeles & Long Beach

Dedola Global Logistics

Port of Los Angeles: The busiest ocean freight port in the United States is located in San Pedro Bay, about 25 miles south of Downtown Los Angeles. million metric tons of ocean freight , including a variety of commodities from crude oil to electronics. Container freight stations handle LCL shipments that come in from both ocean ports. The post The Freight Forwarder’s Guide to the Logistics Landmarks of Los Angeles & Long Beach appeared first on Dedola Global Logistics.

Ace Turtle, CEVA to enable freight forwarding for international brands in Southeast Asia

Logistics Insight Asia

The post Ace Turtle, CEVA to enable freight forwarding for international brands in Southeast Asia appeared first on Logistics Insight Asia. Ace Turtle’s Cross Border solution will enable brands to reach new customers in newer geographies. Handling & Storage Strategy & Business Track & Trace Ace Turtle CEVA Logistics Southeast Asia

Freight forwards, derivatives are on the table, but will shippers take part?

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New trucking forward contract platform launches. Using those forwards, you can use futures.” Prasad said he and his team have kept the LogisticsExchange “under wraps by design” over the past year. The post Freight forwards, derivatives are on the table, but will shippers take part?

TVS Asianics buys Pan Asia Logistics’ freight forwarding and contract logistics businesses

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Singapore-based logistics services provider TVS Asianics has acquired Pan Asia Logistics Group’s freight forwarding and contract logistics businesses. TVS also acquired Asia-focused third-party logistics (3PL) providers, including Australia-based Transtar International Freight in 2015 and Spain-based Nadal Forwarding in 2017. Image: TVS Asianics has acquired Pan Asia Logistics Group’s freight forwarding and contract logistics businesses. LBR Staff Writer.

Bolloré Logistics buys majority stake in Danish freight forwarder Global Solutions

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Bolloré Logistics has purchased a majority stake in Danish freight forwarder Global Solutions for an undisclosed sum. Image: Bolloré Logistics has acquired a majority stake in freight forwarder Global Solutions. Importing and managing the logistics of your precious freight is no easy task. Use a freight forwarder to lower your chances of having shipment delays and to oversee all of your international freight logistics. LBR Staff Writer.

Maersk’s Transformation Embraces Digital Forwarding

Logistics Trends and Insights

Traditional Forwarder – 0. Digital Forwarder – 1. A bit simplistic perhaps but if one is keeping score, digital forwarders seem to be taking the lead in the evolution of freight forwarding thanks to the recent announcements from Maersk. Indeed, until digital forwarders can expand their reach and service offerings, the traditional forwarder will continue to be viable. Freight Forwarding Maersk freight forwarding

Important Things You Should Know When You are Shipping Internationally

Logistics Trends and Insights

Toby is the CEO of Shipa Freight and is based in Dubai. Shipa Freight is a new online platform powered by Agility that makes it easy to get air and ocean freight quotes, book, pay and track shipments online. Agility Freight Forwarding Globalization Trade