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

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

Bill of Lading, a definition

A bill of lading (sometimes abbreviated as B/L or BoL) is a document issued by a carrier which details a shipment of merchandise and gives title of that shipment to a specified party. Bills of lading are one of three important documents used in international trade to help guarantee that exporters receive payment and importers receive merchandise. A straight bill of lading is used when payment has been made in advance of shipment and requires a carrier to deliver the merchandise to the appropriate party. An order bill of lading is used when shipping merchandise prior to payment, requiring a carrier to deliver the merchandise to the importer, and at the endorsement of the exporter the carrier may transfer title to the importer. Endorsed order bills of lading can be traded as a security or serve as collateral against debt obligations.
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Originally posted on July 1, 2015 @ 2:36 pm

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

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

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

Covid-19 Pandemic Does Not Affect the Logistics and Courier Sector

JAKARTA – The corona virus pandemic (Covid-19) which has not abated has put the Indonesian economy on the brink of recession. Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said, the economic contraction in the second quarter of this year is predicted to be deep enough that the government corrected estimates of economic growth from 2.3% to minus 0.4% to 1% by the end of 2020.

Economic contraction is reflected in the sluggish business activities. Despite having begun to move, the wheels of the economy limp. Some even suspended animation. Even so, there are a number of business sectors that are actually growing. For example, e-commerce business, food and beverage sales business and expeditions and couriers. The growth of these sectors also affected other sectors such as automotive.

Based on data from the Indonesian Automotive Industries Association (Gaikindo) year to date in May 2019-May 2020, Isuzu Giga recorded a growth of 3.6%, but the sales volume was minus 45.4%. For Isuzu Elf, the market share was up 1.5%, but sales were minus 29.8%.

While Isuzu Traga posted a 9.9% market share, but sales were minus 9.6%. In fact, the total commercial vehicle market in the same period fell minus 37.5% where in May 2019 there were 97,484 units sold and in May 2020 there were 60,963 units.

General Manager of PT Isuzu Astra Motor Indonesia (IAMI) Attias Asril acknowledged that the automotive industry was one of those that experienced a decline in sales during the Covid-19 pandemic. Even so, the commercial vehicle market is still quite promising due to positive growth in a number of business sectors at the time of the pandemic. For example, the logistics sector and couriers. “We are confident that commercial vehicle sales will improve even though it was quite heavy to match last year,” he explained.

He said the increase occurred because there were a number of sectors that grew during the pandemic such as logistics and couriers.

Chairperson of the Association of Indonesian Express, Post and Logistics Shipping Services (Asperindo) M Feriadi called on all members to remain optimistic and to make preparations so that services to the public remain excellent.

In addition, Asperindo also always communicates with the government, in this case the Coordinating Ministry for the Economy, the Ministry of Communication and Information, and other government stakeholders. “The goal is that we can play an active role and join in the struggle in the new normal period,” he said.

Meanwhile, Chairperson of the Indonesian Logistics Association (ALI) Zaldy Ilham Masita said, even though it had entered the new normal era, logistics activities would not recover as before. Because the logistics business has experienced a very sharp decline, which is up to 80% during the pandemic.

“Since January it has been felt even since March there has been almost no activity. But, now it’s starting to rack up, “he said. (Hatim Varabi)

ALFI: We are Ready to Be Active in One Belt One Road Initiative

JAKARTA – Secretary General of Indonesian Logistics and Forwarders Association (ALFI) Akbar Djohan said that ALFI is ready to take an active role in international logistics to welcome the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.

It was submitted when signing a memorandum of understanding between the ASEAN Federation of Forwarders Associations (AFFA) and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) under the authority of GuangXi Provincial Government of China on April 27, 2018.

He said the memorandum of understanding is an effort to realize Asean and Asia-Europe connectivity within the framework of OBOR.

OBOR is China’s major project to connect the land-based logistics and trade routes from China to Europe and Asia including Asean. On the occasion of the signing, ALFI is an Asean representative (AFFA).
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SCI-ALFI-AFFA Establish Cooperation in Logistics Research

Jakarta, Supply Chain Indonesia (SCI), Indonesian Logistics Forwarders Association (ALFI), and ASEAN Federation of Forwarders Associations (AFFA) are collaborating on Indonesian logistics sector research.

This cooperation aims to explore the problems of Indonesia’s logistics sector as the basis for formulating recommendations for improvement and development of Indonesia’s logistics sector. Recommendations will be submitted to the Government through relevant ministries and agencies.

One form of ongoing cooperation is research through Indonesia’s logistics sector polls of 2017-2018 to gain perceptions of stakeholders on Indonesia’s logistics sector by 2017 and prediction in 2018.

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