29 01, 2021

How to improve your customer service as a freight forwarder

2021-02-12T17:32:42+02:00January 29th, 2021|

Try different communication methods While e-mails and phone calls are still important today, it is well worth it to look into some more modern communication devices. A great place to start are social media like Instagram or facebook, which you are probably already using in your personal life. Pay [...]

29 01, 2021

Trans-Pacific container volumes surpass max-capacity ceiling

2021-02-01T12:15:06+02:00January 29th, 2021|

Trans-Pacific container volumes surpass max-capacity ceiling It’s official: Container volumes in the Asia-U.S. trans-Pacific trade have hit their limit. Massive port congestion in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is forcing ocean carriers to take extreme measures. Sailings are now being “blanked” (canceled) not because of lack [...]

28 01, 2021

When will the aviation industry recover to pre-covid-19 levels ?

2021-01-28T10:42:04+02:00January 28th, 2021|

When will the aviation industry recover to pre-covid-19 levels ? Jan 27, 2021 The path to recovery in 2021 will be slow and uncertain and, without government policy support and assistance, the industry continues to face collapse. In a most recent COVID-19 impact analysis it was revealed that the [...]

27 01, 2021

Seafaring not so fun anymore

2021-01-26T10:27:51+02:00January 27th, 2021|

Seafaring not so fun anymore Seafaring ranks as one of the toughest, most emotionally taxing jobs in global transportation. Saturday’s deadly pirate attack off Africa’s west coast is just the latest reminder — one that further compounds the toll from COVID and geopolitics. Pirates boarded the Turkish-managed container ship [...]

26 01, 2021

Can shippers reserve place of their booked containers on board vessels ?

2021-01-26T10:24:33+02:00January 26th, 2021|

Can shippers reserve place of their booked containers on board vessels ? Reserve a place for your container on board a ship in the same way you would choose your seat on board an airplane. This seems like a simple matter. A inexperienced salesperson in a shipping company may [...]

25 01, 2021

Blockchain in the logistics industry 2021

2021-01-25T12:04:03+02:00January 25th, 2021|

Blockchain in the logistics industry 2021 After years of discussions on the need of data sharing and autonomous digital processing of data into actions, we are still searching for better answers and fitting solutions. The key obstacle was, and still remains, the data. Our basic understanding of what should [...]

22 01, 2021

Containervessel loses hundreds of containers during heavy weather

2021-01-22T11:03:15+02:00January 22nd, 2021|

Containervessel loses hundreds of containers during heavy weather Heavy weather in the North Pacific is being blamed for the loss of containers aboard one of Maersk’s containerships. This is the third container loss incident recently reported in the Pacific. Maersk is saying that approximately 750 containers were lost overboard [...]

21 01, 2021

United Airlines/Delta Air Lines recovery Q4 2020

2021-01-21T10:37:35+02:00January 21st, 2021|

United Airlines/Delta Air Lines recovery Q4 2020 The airline industry had a difficult fourth quarter, United Airlines included. But United Cargo produced a 77% gain in revenue. United Airlines’ cargo revenue grew 77% in the last three months of 2020, the third consecutive quarter of outsized gains for a [...]

20 01, 2021

Overbooked containervessels resulting in huge rolling of containers

2021-01-20T10:20:24+02:00January 20th, 2021|

1 in 3 containers worldwide is rolled More than one in three containers worldwide are being rolled over, amid an unprecedented supply chain challenge hitting the liner community. Latest cargo delay statistics published today show how the container bull run is wreaking havoc on the market, with surging rollover [...]

19 01, 2021

10 ways to cope with abandoned cargo

2021-01-20T16:45:34+02:00January 19th, 2021|

10 ways to cope with abandoned cargo Every year, only 100 containers are abonded all over the world. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, things might look a bit different right now. For 10 tips on how to deal with abandoned cargo as a freight forwarder, [...]

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