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Maritime rates: a new era with instant quotes

Prices in the shipping industry fluctuate wildly, as does the availability of containers. Rates have spiked three or four times and are likely to remain elevated as global demand for goods continues to outstrip available capacity. For this, most have started using dynamic pricing to increase visibility. So how can freight forwarders thrive and grow in this environment?    Freight…
Verenice Miranda
July 15, 2022
InnovationTools

Why should logistics operators invest in digital tools?

Freight forwarders manage a lot of information day by day, and they share it with many parties who are usually located across the globe. Thanks to digitalization, now they can do it using digital tools like cloud computing services and high-speed data sharing. But, why should they invest in these new technologies?   Digital tools like cloud hosting and high-speed…
Verenice Miranda
April 6, 2022
International Logistics

3 keys for the Supply Chain 4.0

Still going through the "prolonged shock" of the COVID-19 pandemic and its countless variants, today's attention is on the vulnerability of all operators in the supply chain. According to EY and Fortune, 94% of Fortune 1000 companies have experienced supply chain disruptions as a result of the pandemic. Thus, many affirm that we’re facing a new Supply Chain. But how…
Verenice Miranda
February 3, 2022
InnovationInternational Logistics

5 trends in logistics for 2022

These last few years have been challenging for the logistics sector and the supply chain. Now, more than ever, freight forwarders must be aware of new trends to add more value to their efforts and stay one step ahead of their competition. So what can we expect for the upcoming year?   The trends in logistics for this next year…
Verenice Miranda
December 15, 2021
International Logistics

3 threats that maritime industry agents will face

Despite the disruptions in supply chains, shipping, and global economies caused by the pandemic in 2020, the industry has gained some confidence in facing different threats and has learned how to manage new risks. However, there are still other problems that endanger the continuity of the different agents for the next decade. We invite you to get to know them…
Verenice Miranda
November 18, 2021
International Logistics

3 unacknowledged costs that freight forwarders are facing

Freight forwarders' profit margin is limited as their earnings come from helping shippers to organize the loads and properly deliver their shipments. This margin is often affected by neglecting the hidden costs of using outdated systems that make their tasks even more difficult and invested expenses. Thus, we decided to list for you those hidden costs that freight forwarders are…
Verenice Miranda
September 15, 2021
International Logistics

How can freight forwarders reduce their costs

Competitiveness in the freight forwarding industry is on the rise. Now, freight forwarders must be alert so that their profit margins are not reduced. One of the alternatives to keep the company profitable may be to keep costs low. But how can this be achieved?   In a freight forwarder, reducing costs can sometimes seem like something very difficult to…
Verenice Miranda
August 25, 2021
International Logistics

6 tips to survive the peak shipping season

In freight forwarding, the peak shipping season is the busiest one of the year due to increased demand, which leads to higher rates and much tougher competition. This season is just around the corner and that is why, at Cargofive, we share with you some tips to get the most out of it.   The peak shipping season usually starts…
Verenice Miranda
August 12, 2021
International Logistics

What’s the cost of avoiding digitalization in freight forwarders?

The ocean freight industry’s digitalization is in full swing. Nevertheless, many freight forwarders are still operating offline and they are not taking advantage of more appropriate technology. This not only slows processes down, makes them tedious, and increases the margin of error, but also, it is not meeting customers’ demands. Because of this, freight forwarders are facing two paths: digitize…
Verenice Miranda
June 30, 2021