Category Archives: Freight Forwarder

What is a Transloader and Why Are They Essential?

What is a Transloader and Why Are They Essential?

With globalization in full swing, transloading has become the industry standard solution – offering unparalleled efficiency, smooth and cost-effective order fulfillment. But even for many logistics managers, understanding exactly what is a transloader and why they are essential to maintaining operations can be a challenge.

Automation is Coming to Shipping: What Will it Mean?

According to Martin Stopford, Non-Executive President of Clarkson Research, global shipping has a major problem that needs to be addressed. According to Stopford, the industry has become entangled in an ultra-competitive, old-fashioned mindset that keeps shipping technology stuck in the past. The solution? Getting with the times and integrating automation into across the industry.

How Mergers Could Impact the Future of Shipping

In an effort to shore up the struggling global shipping economy, several of the major international shipping and logistics players are forming strategic alliances with one another. The Wall Street Journal announced recently that Chinese container operators China Ocean Shipping Co. (COSCO) and China Shipping Group Co. have recently merged and are currently in the […]

Shipping Industry Takes Steps Toward Increased Sustainability

Concerns about sustainability are exerting a growing influence on a growing number of industries. From winemaking to┬áspace travel, finding ways to conduct operations in an eco-friendly manner is becoming an integral part of how companies do business in the 21st Century. Add to that the increasing pressure of laws, treaties and regulations, and it’s easy […]

Global Shipping Industry Takes Stand Against Wildlife Trafficking

The global shipping industry has joined the fight against wildlife trafficking, promising to help shut down transport routes used by traffickers. The Sustainable Shipping Initiative is backed by more than 40 organizations involved in international goods transport, including port operators, shipping companies, and airlines that have all pledged to end wildlife trafficking.

How Technology is Changing the Way the Logistics Industry Works

At its core, the logistics industry is an industry of information. Successful third-party logistics are based on controlling the flow of information. Properly managed logistics involve the careful coordination of various systems of organization and management to ensure things move from producer to consumer with maximum efficiency. When the technology those systems of information are […]