Manila port – one of the busiest in the world
The Republic of the Philippines, more commonly referred to as the Philippines is located in Southeast Asia, at 1,210 km from the coast of mainland Asia. The country consist of 7,107 islands, of which only about 10% are inhabited. Philippine population . . . → Read More: Transportation services between Philippines and Bulgaria
Very often on the phone or via e-mail I receives requests like “How much it will cost me to move a load from USA or China to Bulgaria”. Literally ! Well, I would gladly quote them but I can’t. Neither will any other forwarder. For the simple reason that the rate request . . . → Read More: Freight quote – the elements
The reason to write this article was a discussion in LinkedIn initiated by young internship Umamaheshwaran Sundaram who is looking to ways to convert and start providing quotes to a customer per ton. I should admit that similar attempts I have been trying since I have started in the freight forwarding – . . . → Read More: Converting shipping cost to a single unit
Nowadays goods become more and more complex many of them containing substances which can harm health and environment. These commodities often represent hidden dangerous goods. Examples vary from batteries contained in the equipment to goods containing magnetized material – like speakers.
Transportation of such goods is a challenge for even . . . → Read More: Hidden Dangerous Goods
Recently, I have joined an interesting discussion in LinkedIn concerning the “Chinese system of prepaid LCL Shipments”
I am sure the majority of you have experience with this system which cannot be called Chinese at all because it is also applied in India and all over the world where there . . . → Read More: Beware prepaid freight and shipments from China
Recently I have read report published by Eyerfortransport which has been researching through various aspects of the relations between shippers and forwarders. As the link to the report download is not working anymore, I take the liberty to provide link for downloading the report here.
I would like to focus . . . → Read More: Do forwarders understand their customers?
Durban-based Turners Shipping joined the BDP Global Network on December 1st, and will be representing the logistics giant in Southern Africa.
Turner Group MD Conrad Cochrane-Murray said that membership of the network would be a great step forward for the country because it extends its reach to the 1,000 locations in 100 . . . → Read More: Turners Shipping joins BDP network
I would like to continue the topic about the small sized forwarders. We all agree that the SME forwarders are more flexible than the bigger forwarding companies however they lack the resources and the buying power of the bigger forwarders. But is this the real case.
Should the SSF maintain . . . → Read More: The Resources of Small Size Forwarders
Mr. Mark J Willis from AFL Ambassador has commented on the post Small Size Forwarders that one of the ways for the SME Forwarders to stay at the market is to unite in some form of consortium. I would agree to some extend but we should admit that cooperation between businesses is . . . → Read More: Cooperation between Small Forwarders
I am receiving a good deal of news concerning the freight forwarding and logistics. In all this news however, the word is about only the big names in our industry. Yes, exactly the guys that boast with their hundreds of millions or billions dollars of annual revenues who handle big traffics for . . . → Read More: The Small Size Freight Forwarders