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

Ocean Freight Forwarder: Managing the Long Journey to Overseas Markets

Shipping goods overseas can be a difficult and time-consuming task if carried out without careful preparation. International laws and customs barriers, as well the as improper handling and tracking of goods, can result in a stalled shipment or financial losses. However, the process of shipping goods internationally can be simplified, and carried out effectively, by ocean freight forwarders.
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Originally posted on June 6, 2015 @ 12:43 pm

Freight Forwarding and Logistics: What the High Performers Know

Freight forwarding and contract logistics continues to be a growth industry. Though such growth is expected to slow somewhat (from a high of 3 percent over the past five years to about 1.5 percent in the near term), that rate will still likely outpace that of global GDP—a good situation to be in, considering current economic circumstances.

Even so, freight and logistics companies will need to deal with numerous issues in the years ahead. For example, as trade routes become more competitive and as freight rates fall, the industry’s traditional bargaining power with its shippers—volume—will be challenged. One important strategy to counter this challenge is to use balance sheet strength to acquire niche players in important trade routes and geographies, especially in emerging markets.

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Originally posted on June 6, 2015 @ 10:51 am

Quest for Quality Air Carriers/Freight Forwarders: Service improvement story in the air

As Logistics Management has been reporting, the global outlook for the airline industry in terms of profit and revenue has recently brightened—just a little—according to reports form the International Air Transport Association (IATA). And even while margins remain razor thin, 2013 is projected to be the third strongest year for the airlines since 2001.

“This is a very tough business,” says Tony Tyler, IATA’s director general and CEO. “The day-to-day challenges of keeping revenues ahead of costs remain monumental.” Macroeconomic factors have also contributed, Tyler adds. Oil prices are expected to average $108 per barrel, a little below the $111.8 average for 2012 due to increasing supply from North America. Meanwhile, the outlook for global economic growth has deteriorated slightly since March as the recession in Europe proves to be deeper than expected.
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Originally posted on June 6, 2015 @ 10:45 am

Full Container Load. a definition

A Full Container Load (FCL) is a standard (20 or 40 ft length) depending on location of origin Country, but sometimes it is standard container that is stuffed (loaded) and un-stuffed (discharged) under the risk and account of one shipper and only one consignee, in practice it means whole container is intended for one consignee.

FCL container shipment attracts lower freight rates than an equivalent weight of cargo in bulk. The FCL means the loading reaches its allowable maximum weight or full measurement. In practice, the FCL in the ocean freight does not always mean packing a container to its full payload or full capacity. Сontainer loading is a quite difficult procedure, and during the loading it is necessary to pay attention in order to avoid cargo damage. Following there are some rules you should know in order to save goods in proper condition:
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Originally posted on June 6, 2015 @ 10:37 am

Cargo Airline or Airfreight Carriers, a definition

Cargo airlines (or airfreight carriers, and derivatives of these names) are airlines dedicated to the transport of cargo. Some cargo airlines are divisions or subsidiaries of larger passenger airlines.


Air transport is a vital component of many international logistic networks, essential to managing and controlling the flow of goods, energy, information and other resources like products, services, and people, from the source of production to the marketplace. It is difficult or nearly impossible to accomplish any international trading, global export/import processes, international repositioning of raw materials/products and manufacturing without a professional logistical support. It involves the integration of information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material handling, and packaging. The operating responsibility of logistics is the geographical repositioning of raw materials, work in process, and finished inventories where required at the lowest cost possible.
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Originally posted on June 6, 2015 @ 10:31 am

A Guide to Choosing Air Freight Forwarders

Selecting the right air freight forwarder is of utmost importance as the freight forwarding agent one uses can determine the success or failure of an export/import business. Choosing an air freight forwarder is a task that requires a lot of research and any decision concerning freight forwarding must be considered carefully. It has become doubly important to pick an affordable, yet efficient air freight forwarder in these trying economic times.

A good way to start is to make a list of possible candidates. This list must be populated with air forwarders that meet all the requirements of your particular line of business. Your air freight forwarder must have a reputation for being efficient and cost effective. They must also be knowledgeable about the products your company deals with.
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Originally posted on June 5, 2015 @ 9:54 am

General Information on Sea Freight Forwarding

ImageAre you looking for comprehensive logistics solutions? Do you need a freight forwarder and you just can’t seem to find the right company? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then you should definitely keep on reading and find out more on sea freight forwarding. A professional company must be able to fit your every need and demand, respecting your preference for a complete logistic package.

When you think about freight forwarder, there are several things that you must take into consideration. For example, the staff delivering the service requested. If you have the Internet technology at your disposal, feel free to browse the web and search for a company with experience in the field. Experience counts when it comes to sea freight forwarding and you need to know that the packages you send arrive safely and in time. If possible, try and find a company that is trustworthy and allows for a long-term client relationship. Who knows when you might need a freight forwarder in the future?

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Originally posted on June 5, 2015 @ 9:51 am

Freight Forwarding Basics

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Freight forwarding companies are essential to the proper functioning of the global economy. A freight forwarder – often referred to as a forwarder – is a professional logistics provider. Freight forwarders are third parties and their objective is to dispatch shipments via asset based carriers such as ships, airplanes or trucks. The main purpose of turning to the services of freight forwarders is arranging cargo movement to an international destination quickly and easily. Freight forwarding companies have the expertise required to arrange all the activities related to the international shipping process. Bali Intercont Cargo is a top Bali freight forwarding company which provides a complete range of logistics services.

Freight forwarding services are typically used by companies that deal with international import and export activities. The freight forwarding company is a third party – it doesn’t ship the cargo itself. However, the freight forwarder acts as a professional intermediary between the client and the transportation services. Shipping various products between countries and territories usually involves a multitude of carriers, requirements and legal documentation. The freight forwarding services is specialized in handling the great amount of logistics this intricate process requires, helping the client ship goods securely and quickly. At you can read more about our extensive freight forwarding services.
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Originally posted on June 5, 2015 @ 9:48 am