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APAC Forwarding Markets Trending Upwards

The APAC Forwarding Index: May Survey Results Key Findings Produced by Mike King & Associates and Logistics Trends & Insights LLC Please click HERE for the full report Air and ocean volumes on the major East-West trades will continue to accelerate in the coming months, according to the latest survey results for the APAC Forwarding […]

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The 2017 Evolving Freight Forwarding Market – Infographic

For the second year, the Evolving Freight Forwarding Market is the theme of our upcoming white paper. As we put the finishing touches on the paper, please enjoy the survey results in this great infographic from Visually Explained. While last year we focused on overcapacity, plunging rates, mergers & acquisitions and declining global demand, this […]

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Blockchain – Solving Interoperability in Freight Forwarding?

by Anthony Sabbadini Guest contributor Anthony Sabbadini is CTO and founder of SCTracker, a supply chain tracking technology company. Readers of Logistics Trends and Insights will receive a free account and 25% off any premium services within our range of GPS and mobile solutions. Enter promo code “SCT25OFF” at sctracker.com Freight forwarding is a business […]

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First Survey Results: The New APAC Forwarding Index

   KEY FINDINGS Optimism high for Asia-Europe air and ocean lanes after heavy month-on-month volume gains 54% of respondents expect higher air freight and ocean volumes three months from now Intra-Asia volumes by all modes expected to further expand in Q3 Produced by Mike King & Associates and Logistics Trends & Insights LLC PLEASE CLICK […]

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Forwarders’ Opportunities in a New Global Environment

Freight forwarders have ridden the waves of globalization for the past 20 or so years. Outsourced manufacturing to China, the opening of emerging markets in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America and the rise of free trade agreements have all help traditional forwarders expand service offerings and geographic reach as supply chains spanned across […]

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The 2017 Evolving Freight Forwarding Market Survey

For the second year, the Evolving Freight Forwarding Market is the theme of our upcoming white paper. While last year we focused on overcapacity, plunging rates, mergers & acquisitions and declining global demand, this year we’re focusing more on value, digitization, pain points and differentiation. In addition, many freight forwarders remain in a precarious position. […]

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How Healthy are the Freight Forwarders?

Global trade is slowing and by some estimates, this year will see the weakest growth since the financial crisis. The WTO estimates that trade will grow 1.7% in 2016, the weakest number since 2009. The IMF recently pointed out that normally trade growth tended to increase far quicker than world GDP, but that for the […]

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Freightos Breaks Out of the Pack

The latest news from our friends at Freightos is their acquisition of WebCargoNet. WebCargoNet is described as “the world’s largest air cargo rate management provider” and is indeed one of the primary reasons why Freightos snapped them up. According to founder and CEO of Freightos, Svi Schreiber, prior to the acquisition, Freightos typically obtained its […]

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The Forwarding Rollercoaster

As earnings for the first half of 2016 are announced, the freight forwarding picture remains questionable – Forwarders are competing in a challenging environment that consist of overcapacity and low rates. Some forwarders announced improving profitability, volumes and revenues while others did not. Why did some do so well while others did not? We take […]

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Would You Use a Freight Forwarder for Cold Chain Logistics?

In this week’s Twitter #WeekendSurvey, we asked folks if they thought freight forwarders did a good job with cold chain. With only 10 votes, the results were still quite telling with 50% respondents indicating niche providers did a better job, 30% indicating that freight forwarders did not do a good job and 20% voting that […]

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