6 Simple Ways to Optimize Your Freight Shipments

6 Simple Ways to Optimize Your Freight Shipments..

Shipping precious products from place to place is not often an easy task, especially when considerations like cost, time, location and safety all combine to make choosing ideal routes and shipment methods a complex feat.

This guest post reveals 6 Simple Ways to Optimize Your Freight Shipments..

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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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What is a back to back shipment..??

This was a question from one the readers of the blog.. Its usually known as a back to back bill of lading rather than shipment as the shipment is actually … Read more here..

What are removal companies..??

Removal Companies , are companies that assist people emigrating or immigrating to/from (example) South Africa with their shipping requirements.. Various removal companies also specialise in corporate relocations.. The services of … Read more here..

Flow of cargo in South Africa (import, export, transhipment)

I thought a graphical overview of the flow of cargo for import, export and transhipment will help the users.. So please see the image below.. In case the image is … Read more here..

How to calculate CBM of cylindrical object like a pipe or roll..??

calculate CBM for a cylindrical object

Article outlining how to calculate CBM of cylindrical object like a pipe or roll.. This is an update on my previous post about calculation of CBM..

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How to calculate CBM and Freight Ton

One of the most common questions I get asked often is “how to calculate CBM”, specially by those clients who get charged per Freight Ton or Revenue Ton..

What is CBM and Freight/Revenue Ton..??

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