Zim becomes the latest shipping line to enter the freight forwarding market

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ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. becomes the latest shipping line to enter the freight forwarding market following their announcement today of the creation of a new subsidiary, Ship4wd, a digital … Read more..

How to avoid Fraudulent freight forwarders and their scams

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The activity of Freight Forwarding has been around for many years and there has been a recent resurgence of the forwarder especially in the form of a digital freight forwarder. … Read more..

Liability of a fraudulent freight forwarder – a live case study

Shipper vs Agent - Case Study

Even as the world of shipping and trade continues to battle with exceptionally high freight rates, cargo rollovers, container and space shortages, fraudulent freight forwarders and their scams seems to … Read more..

What does it take to be profitable in Freight Forwarding

My Opinion

Achieving and maintaining profitability has been one of the serious problems faced by many freight forwarders and more so, in these trying times.. A Freight Forwarder is a multi-function agent/operator who undertakes … Read more..

10 tips to avoid losses due to abandoned cargo

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In any normal year, hundreds of thousands of containers filled with cargo are abandoned all over the world. While abandoned cargo could be quite stressful and considered to be a … Read more..

Risks and Liabilities of a Freight Forwarder

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Freight forwarders are an integral part of the supply chain and global maritime trade.. A freight forwarder serves as a conduit for global trade between importers, exporters, BCOs (Beneficial Cargo … Read more..

Precautions to take against loss due to abandoned cargo

I dont want you anymore

Abandoned cargo could be quite stressful for shipping lines, shippers, port authorities and forwarders alike and is considered to be a big headache for everyone concerned.. When a cargo is abandoned … Read more..

Pitfalls of digitalisation in shipping and freight

Opinion Piece

Digitisation, Digitalisation, Digital Transformation are some buzz words that have recently taken the shipping and freight industry by storm.. Let’s take a quick look at what these terms mean and … Read more..

Executive Insights with Saskia Groen In’t Woud – CEO of Damco

Executive Insights - Saskia Groen In't Woud - Damco

Executive Insights is a series by Shipping and Freight Resource that provides ongoing insights and thoughtful analysis enriching the knowledge of the readers with what is happening in the shipping, … Read more..

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

Opinion Piece

First question you need to ask yourself is WHY..??  It is important that you understand the purpose of wanting to become a freight forwarder.. What is the objective..?? Maybe its … Read more..

DB Schenker joins the ranks of traditional freight forwarders offering digital solutions

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Previously I wrote that apart from dealing with digital shipping lines, digital freight forwarders will also need to contend with traditional freight forwarders, not just from a service perspective but … Read more..