International LogisticsNews

Maersk invests in digital freight forwarder FreightHub

The world’s top carrier, Maersk, is investing in the German digital freight forwarder FreightHub. They are looking forward to improving the supply chain management and the customer experience in freights industry. This is an important step for digital transformation in logistics and it probably won’t be the only joint we’ll be seeing around, so traditional freight forwarders should look out.…
International Logistics

Top 10 container ports around the world

Every day millions of cargo shipments travel from one port to another, connecting people and businesses all around the world. We tend to take for granted their job, but we are not actually aware of how much load they have to deal with. So, we decided to present to you the world’s top 10 container ports based on the volume…
Andrea van der Biest
April 18, 2019
International Logistics

Why are freight rates constantly changing?

Freight rates management is complicated. Freight forwarders struggle all the time when quoting because of it. Looking for rates between many carriers, when contracts are renewed too often, is not an easy task. This is why it’s so important to count on a good tool that helps automate and optimize the process. But, why do freight rates change that frequently…
International Logistics

Top 10 ocean carriers around the world

Ocean carriers are key players in international logistics. They are in charge of moving goods from one place to another all around the world by sea. But, do you really know them and what’s behind each one of them? Let’s take a look at the top ten ocean carriers on the whole planet.   1. Maersk line: The A.P. Moller-Maersk…
International LogisticsSales

5 reasons why freight forwarders struggle when managing carriers contracts

Most freight forwarders struggle when managing carriers contracts. There is a clear lack of standardization in many aspects of the rate sheets that carriers send to freight forwarders. If we add to it the fact that these contracts are frequently changed, we can have a good idea of the complexity involved in quoting freight services. So, let’s talk about the…
Andrea van der Biest
February 19, 2019
International Logistics

Traditional freight forwarders under threat by 5 types of companies

With the uprising of digital transformation, traditional freight forwarders are being threatened by five types of companies. There are now startups, suppliers, and even customers using new technologies to develop many business models that improve the customer experience and the operations’ efficiency. These new digital business models have the strength to seize the industry’s leadership, leaving the traditional forwarders behind.…
Andrea van der Biest
January 28, 2019
InnovationInternational Logistics

5 steps to start a freight forwarder’s digital transformation

In this constantly evolving world, change is inevitable. Nowadays, digital transformation in all types of business and industries is unstoppable. We now see more and more freight forwarders starting this path as well as technological enterprises that have accelerated change in this industry. It is time to adapt and evolve, but do you know at least how to start a…
Andrea van der Biest
December 11, 2018