Tuesday, June 21, 2016
New technology may point the way freight forwarders can pull back eroding margins
Despite some recent positive gains in sea freight rates, the trade is expected to remain unprofitable not just for carriers, but also for the freight forwarders which book the cargo.According to a new survey of senior freight forwarding executives released this week, only 17% of respondents believe ...
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Monday, June 20, 2016
France’s Convargo wants to connect shippers with truckers
A new startup from one of the founders of Rocket Internet&rsquo;s beauty and wellness marketplace Vaniday is de-cloaking today. Convargo, launching in France, is the latest attempt to bring Uber-like convenience to the shipping industry, by connecting shippers with truckers.The young company is ...
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Thursday, June 16, 2016
Majority of Americans not happy with freight forwarders’ phone manner
Only 29 per cent of American consumers are satisfied with the way freight forwarding businesses handle their phone calls, new research has revealed.The study of 2,234 people, conducted by audio branding specialist PH Media Group, found standards in the industry fell below the American average of 32 ...
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