What Does an Air Freight Agent Do?

When it comes to enlisting a shipping service to transport cargo, there are many people involved the task of making sure that the cargo reaches its destination on-time and intact. Air Freight Agents are one particular group of people who play a major role in transporting freight. Freight agents are responsible for the import and export of cargo by means of an airplane. They act on behalf of the airlines that pay them a fee for their service. Some air freight agents specialize within certain countries and others specialize in shipping items all over the world.

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Originally posted on July 20, 2015 @ 9:49 am

Value Added Air and Sea Freight Shipping Services

Transportation of goods by air is one of the most common choices for companies that need quicker conveying. Transportation of goods by air is a suitable option when the transfer of goods is urgent. Freight forwarders can assist you through the complicated air freight process. They not only help in picking a carrier but also arrange paperwork of the entire national as well as international air freight transaction. They also help coordinate the plan from pick up, warehousing, docking to delivery. They are committed to offer faster transit times and have a wide area network of carrier and service choices.

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Originally posted on July 13, 2015 @ 10:36 am

The Benefits of Sea Freight

Before the development of air cargo, sea freight was the primary means of international goods transit. The birth and growth of air cargo was a major development for world trade and opened the door to considerably higher levels of import and export for many nations. In the light of recent concerns about the environmental sustainability of air transport however, the justifiability of our current reliance on this mode of cargo movement is in question. The same concerns also apply to the proliferation of road based haulage and it’s sustainability.

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Originally posted on July 13, 2015 @ 10:01 am

How To Calculate Cubic Metres (CBM) When Shipping

Determining Cubic Metres or CBM is the first step you should take in determining how to ship your cargo. You don’t want to be shipping FCL cargo as FCL Groupage cargo nor do you want to be shipping FCL Groupage Cargo as FCL, unless obviously you have reached or exceeded the break-even point of your cargo which I teach in the section FCL vs FCL Groupage.

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Originally posted on July 8, 2015 @ 3:13 pm

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.