How to Choose an International Freight Forwarder?

Choosing an international freight forwarder is crucial to the ultimate success of any business that has to import or export cargo on a regular basis. The last thing any business needs is for shipments to be late, get lost or arrive in poor condition. The only way to ensure that your shipping needs are met is by hiring a competent freight shipping company best suited to your needs. Whether your firm is just starting up, branching out into a new sector or simply looking for new freight forwarders with whom to do business, there are some very important questions that need to be answered before you can tell if you are a good match.

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Originally posted on July 1, 2015 @ 4:25 pm

Cargo in Bali

Bali Intercont Cargo (BIC) is ready to provide high quality logistics services around the world. We arrange highly efficient shipping of goods throughout Asia, North America, Europe, Australasia and anywhere else – in fact, wherever you need your shipment. We operate high frequency sea and air services worldwide and are a market leader in logistics – we are the reliable freight forwarder by Bali – Indonesia.

Is it Better to Use Freight Forwarding Or to Do the Logistics Yourself?

By definition a freight forwarding supplier is a third party provider who takes care of all of the logistics involved in the shipment of goods from one place to the other. Your freight services provider will take charge of arranging for all of the carriers and transportation needed to get your goods to their ultimate destination. Typically, you would not use freight forwarding for a local or domestic removal as the logistics involved with such shipments are not as complicated as those involved with international freight – the same cannot be said for sending cargo overseas. When it comes to sending cargo overseas, it is best to rely on the expertise of a professional freight forwarder.

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Originally posted on July 1, 2015 @ 3:56 pm

Tips for Choosing a Reliable Air Freight Forwarder

An Air Freight Forwarder can be a firm or an individual in order to do the business of transporting goods from one place to other. It is very important to select the right service provider for businesses to grow globally. An Air Freight Forwarder particularly uses airplanes for cargo dispatching as carriers. From the place of goods origin to destination, the service provider settles all the documents of cargo transportation. For providing the best services, the service provider must be very competent and should have experienced enough to handle all project with the responsibility of the safety of client’s goods efficiently.

It is not necessary for air freight forwarder to be a large company. It can be a small firm that is easily available and deliver good services to its clients. Mainly, it has to be big enough to cater all its clients’ needs and should be able to deliver services even when vacations are on and ensure the clients that shipping requirements will be handle outstandingly.
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Originally posted on June 27, 2015 @ 10:18 am

Methods of Freight Rate Quotes

The freight rate quote system allows importers, exporters and freight forwarders to get freight rates from members of the selected directory. To receive spirited freight rates, you have to give the information to the selected company like:

1) Pickup release.
2) Shipment info.
3) Commodity.
4) Once-over in cycle.
5) Billing info.
6) Customer in sequence and last.
7) Confirmation.

Rising freight quote is a budding area of concern as seen in recent years. The rate of freight has been rising due to the rise in oil prices and all freight cost is highly reliant on the cost of transportation which relates straight to fuel prices. With high fluctuations of fuel expenses, low visibility of the future freight costs and high intricacy of the freight quotes, freight cost authentication are vulnerable to human and process errors and this requires proper maintenance to ensure that the organization does not overpay for services it did not deserve.
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Originally posted on June 27, 2015 @ 9:40 am

5 Crucial Facts About Freight Forwarding

Freight forwarding is one of the leading means of global transportation for commercial and individual customers. Freight forwarders such as Bali Intercont Cargo arrange the delivery of inventory from one location to the next utilizing a variety of different couriers, including air freight, ocean freight, as well as domestic transportation such as road freight (trucks and other large transport vehicles) and even rail lines.

Freight Forwarders Face New Challenges

With increases in fuel prices and a slowing economy worldwide, the international freight industry faces new challenges.

So what are the trends we are seeing in the international freight market and how will they affect the customer?

The global freight forwarding market stood at 116.8 billion Euros in 2007, growing by just under 11%.

This was the lowest level of growth seen by the international freight market for four years. The slowdown was caused mainly by the impact of the weak economy in the US on the freight market but, with the European economy now also showing signs of trouble, growth in freight is expected to slow still further this year and next.
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Originally posted on June 27, 2015 @ 9:35 am

International Freight – Eight Strategies For Success

As the Internet opens up global markets, more and more people are considering starting an import or export business and are looking into selecting a freight company for the first time.

This can be baffling as the world of international freight is highly complex and the newcomer needs to be aware of some of the pitfalls associated with freight forwarding.

The main role of all freight services companies is, of course, to help importers and exporters transport their goods. But with varying requirements in each country and with many different transport options and routes to choose from, it is vital that you choose the right freight company to suit the specific needs of your business.
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Originally posted on June 24, 2015 @ 12:23 pm

The Freight Forwarding Industry Cleans Up Its Act

A freight forwarding best practice charter will be signed in Paris this June committing the signatories to sustainable logistics methods. This is part of the new freight forwarding programme that Paris has been developing over the last five years. The city wants to develop its logistics services and use cleaner ways of transporting freight.

The underlying aim of the programme is to both improve the environmental impact of freight forwarding whilst at the same time meeting the needs of the freight forwarding industry.

The programme was deemed necessary owing to the amount of pollution produced by freight forwarding. Freight forwarding has been shown to be the cause of over 25% of all greenhouse gas emissions.
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Originally posted on June 24, 2015 @ 12:20 pm

Freight Containers Classification

The pattern of cargo reception and shipment has changed with the use of the freight container – container, box or LO/LO (lift on/lift off). The use of containers, which started more than 40 years ago, in intercontinental traffic is now available in most seaports worldwide.

In the 1960’s, many seaports either had inadequate container facility or none at all. Consequently, export shipments often relied on conventional (break-bulk) vessels. The cargoes were placed alongside a vessel for hoisting on board. The stevedores (longshoremen) were often employed to carry cargoes on and off the vessel. The loading and unloading of vessels consumed too much time, which caused dockside bottlenecks and delayed shipments. With the increased use of containers, the congestion was decentralized. The problem of congestion was transferred from the docks or piers to the container freight stations or terminals.
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Originally posted on June 15, 2015 @ 2:38 pm