Is this the beginning of the end for the freight forwarder..??

beginning of the end for the freight forwarder

In response to the question Who is a Freight Forwarder, I explained that in the most succinct and layman terms, a Freight Forwarder maybe defined as a multi-function agent/operator who undertakes to handle the movement of goods from point to point on behalf of the cargo owner..

Simple enough description.. But when one reads what happens in a day in the life of a freight forwarder it may not be so simple..

In the recent months there is a big conversation going on about the impact of “digitalisation” and “disruption” of the shipping and freight industry, to the extent that some people are terming it as the beginning of the end for the freight forwarder..

Is it really so..?? Let’s put it in perspective and see..

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Shipper vs Agent – A case study

Shipper vs Agent - Case Study

Article discussing a dispute between a shipper and his agent relating to the shipment of the goods, ETA and freight..

This maybe an eye opener for several other people who maybe in this predicament or situation and need to know these intimate details of shipping..

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How to mitigate risks against negligent behavior by a freight forwarder

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Here is an actual case study from a reader regarding their import shipment from China to South Africa seeking advise on how to mitigate risks against negligent behavior by a freight forwarder..

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Over height cargo crushed due to discrepancy in bill of lading – who is responsible..??

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Here’s a very unique question from Michael about Over height cargo crushed due to discrepancy in bill of lading.. Hi Hariesh I have an issue where the HBL states cargo … Read more here..

Can anyone become a freight forwarder..??

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So you want to become a Freight Forwarder huh..!!

Did you wake up one fine day and think that “Hey let me become a Freight Forwarder”..?? Or have you been obsessing about becoming a Freight Forwarder..?? Have you been dreaming of becoming a Freight Forwarder..??

Can anyone become a freight forwarder..?? Well read this article to find out more..

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Why is it important to check the Vessel Sailing Date..??

Why is it important to check the Vessel Sailing Date..??

“In the context of International Freight Forwarding, why is it important to check the Vessel Sailing Date?” is a question asked by Clarisse..

This article answers the reason why it is important to check the vessel sailing date..

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Multiple shippers in a bill of lading..??

Multiple shippers in a bill of lading..?? This is a question raised by a reader.. I thought i would throw out this question to you my dear readers.. In my … Read more here..

Who pays freight charges for a shipment..??

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Charges that are applicable for a shipment can be classified as Ocean related charges and Landside charges.. This article discussed who pays for freight charges between the buyer and seller..

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