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 This margin is often affected by neglecting the hidden costs of using outdated systems that make their tasks even more difficult and invested expenses.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
International Logistics

Top 5 sea lanes most searched by freight forwarders

International maritime shipping is currently the most important branch of cargo shipping. Although it has numerous advantages such as cost savings, storage capacity, or the variety of products that can be transported, it’s essential that its costs are carefully analyzed to achieve greater efficiency. At Cargofive, we noticed the huge work that freight forwarders are doing to achieve this, so…
Verenice Miranda
June 9, 2021
InnovationInternational Logistics

Startups promoting the maritime industry’s digitalization

Repetitive and manual tasks represent an obstacle for many freight forwarders and agents involved in international trade. Today, we can take advantage of the variety of digital tools at our fingertips to exponentially improve our processes and focus our efforts on other activities. For this reason, together with our friends at eTEU, we have decided to share the main challenges…
Verenice Miranda
May 6, 2021
International Logistics

2021 Trends for the logistics sector: opportunity or survival

The pandemic that emerged in 2020 has considerably marked the logistics sector and especially the maritime industry, which is very linked to economic development, supply chains, and consumption. Due to these effects, business strategies had to focus on avoiding uncertainty and achieving fast adaptation in front of imminent changes. With that in mind, we decided to share the trends that…
Verenice Miranda
March 19, 2021
International Logistics

The future of the new supply chains

The logistics sector began to walk the way towards the new normal post-COVID-19. This time previous to the new normal is characterized by the reorganization of what we learned from a period as unstable as the first part of the year was. Resilience, demand, transportation, and a new way of working are the drivers of this stage, but what do…
Verenice Miranda
March 11, 2021
International Logistics

Cyber 4PLs: the new trend in logistics

  Technology has evolved and has also given the logistics sector plenty of tools. With this evolution, many companies have taken advantage of it and developed solutions to become more competitive, reduce costs, and maximize profits. The Cyber 4PLs are part of it and they have incorporated a new business model into international logistics.   Cyber 4PLs are a type…
Verenice Miranda
February 25, 2021