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.
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.
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. Continue reading “Quest for Quality Air Carriers/Freight Forwarders: Service improvement story in the air”
Air freight is a perfect solution for transporting low volume and high value shipments. This type of transport is a practical choice for goods of all shapes and sizes, such as manufacturing machinery, automobiles, furniture, appliances and electronics.
Here are six benefits of using air freight:
Fast and efficient method
When you are looking to have goods shipped quickly to another destination, air freight is able to provide the best possible solution, and is significantly faster than road transport or sea freight.
The services of capable freight forwarders are indispensable for business proprietors involved in local and international import and export activities. The freight forwarder serves as primary coordinator between importers, exporters and transport firms. In short, this service provider manages the logistics part of delivery. The forwarder makes sure that consigned goods arrive in good condition on the expected date and port of entry. This agent also negotiates for reasonable rates considering the elements of speed, cargo safety and dependability.
VIVA.co.id – The Indonesian National Shipowners Association (INSA) has asked the government to prioritize the smoothness of container loading and unloading services at the port as a basis for the evaluation of the national logistics system.
By prioritizing the smoothness of container loader services, the waiting time or dwelling time will be reduced according to government targets.
Carmelita Hartoto, Chairman of the Indonesian National Shipowners Association (INSA), explained that it supports the government’s efforts to evaluate port services, which aim to reduce logistics costs.
JAKARTA (Berita.Trans.com) – The Indonesian Logistics and Forwarders Association (ALFI) questioned the government’s seriousness to abolish container bills. Because until now 19 foreign voyages / agents continue to levy.
It was affirmed Ketuf DPW ALFI DKI Widijanto accompanied sekum Adil Karim in talks talk with BeritaTrans.com, Monday (25/09/2017) in Jakarta.
Widijanto said that ALFI has reported the case to the Minister of Transportation and even discussed at a meeting around August which was also attended by Director General of Sea Transportation Bay M Hasani.
Whatever you might be looking to ship, it’s important to go beyond simply searching ‘freight forwarders Bali’ and actually thinking through what each company can offer you at what costs. Finding the best forwarder will ensure you the best fit for your requirements, but where do you start when it comes to searching?
Work out what you need.
Working out what you need from a company before you go searching will make your search a lot easier. Try and determine to the best of your ability what type of transport you will need, which service or delivery type you might need, and just how much you plan to ship. Working this all out, or forming the questions you need to ask before you contact a forwarder can save time and keep the whole process far more efficient – and often get you better deals!
JAKARTA – Logistics and transportation sector is a special concern Imani Prima because with a large population make this sector an attractive market as well as a big challenge on a national scale. So that the successful implementation of IoT technology in this field will contribute directly to the national logistics efficiency.
“In addition we will concentrate on entering mass production of hardware in the form of subscriber device. Our experience for the last 10 years in the IoT business will be focused on a single focus, the strengthening of the IoT ecosystem, with four major links, “said PT Imani Prima Yuli Cahyono COO at the Asia IoT Business Platform 2017 conference in Jakarta on Tuesday (8/8 / 2017).
JAKARTA – The Indonesian National Importers Association (GINSI) has asked the government to postpone the implementation of post border supervision because it is only increasing the burden of bureaucracy.
The government is currently working on the simplification of a number of restrictions and restrictions (lartas) to support the smooth flow of goods. A number of beleids assessed to inhibit the import export process will be reorganized.
However, the plan to change the monitoring process to be outside the customs or post border area is considered to increase the bureaucratic process as well as vulnerable in the supervision process. One of the rules that use the system is the Regulation of the Minister of Trade (Permendag) No. 63 of 2017 on Amendment to the Regulation of the Minister of Trade No. 82 of 2016 on Provisions on the Import of Iron or Steel, Alloy Steel, and Derivative Products.