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Freight Forwarding

By Patrick Burnson · October 10, 2017
San Francisco-based Flexport announced late last week that it has closed a $110 million Series C funding round led by DST Global, and joined by existing investors including Founders Fund and Susa Ventures.
By Patrick Burnson · August 31, 2017
The global freight forwarding market has grown by 2.7% in real terms since this time last year, but owing to a continuation of excess capacity issues and lower average oil prices, rates continue to fall in both air and sea freight.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · August 29, 2017
The global freight forwarding market has grown by 2.7% in real terms since this time last year, but owing to a continuation of excess capacity issues and lower average oil prices, rates continue to fall in both air and sea freight. Forwarders now need to ramp up the value-add visibility services in an effort to boost revenues and keep shippers smiling.
By Patrick Burnson · June 28, 2017
Supply chain industry analysts report that the global freight forwarding market has grown by 2.7% in real terms this past year, an annual jump of 2.1% led by the back of higher air and sea volume growth.
By Patrick Burnson · June 27, 2017
Logistics industry analysts report that the global freight forwarding market has grown by 2.7% in real terms this past year, an annual jump of 2.1% led by the back of higher air and sea volume growth.
By Patrick Burnson · May 31, 2017
While a bevy of high-tech outfits have threatened to disrupt the current freight forwarding marketplace with its their digitized offerings, older established players are hardly standing still as far as innovation is concerned.
By Jeff Berman · May 25, 2017
As the digitization of freight forwarding is widely viewed as an ongoing process, a report issued this week by Freightos, a SaaS-enabled logistics technology provider focused on instant freight quotes for freight forwarders and shippers, highlights how the ongoing road towards digitization and will change customer service differentiation.
By Patrick Burnson · May 2, 2017
While a bevy of high-tech outfits have threatened to disrupt the current freight forwarding marketplace with their digitized offerings, established players are hardly standing still as far as innovation is concerned.
By Patrick Burnson · April 7, 2017
Starting this month, “Twill” will be openly available to shippers in the UK market, and later to shippers worldwide.
By Michael Bentley · November 4, 2016
Amazon’s investments in freight forwarding and air transport present new competition to logistics providers. Here’s how freight forwarders and air cargo companies can adapt and survive.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Dagmar Trepins · October 5, 2016
While speculation and uncertainty abounds, freight transportation and logistics industry leaders contend that it’s important for all involved to keep a cool head and begin planning for the new phase after the U.K. leaves the EU.
PREMIUM
By LM Staff · July 20, 2016
In this special edition, the editors of Logistics Management focus on the elements forcing the current shift in the shipper/carrier dynamic and how one carrier in particular, Saia LTL Freight, has taken a 21st century approach to re-engineer its customer communications to build more open, collaborative relationships with the shipper community. Less than Truckload Services Article, Freight Forwarders and Shipping Dynamics
By Patrick Burnson · May 13, 2016
Upstart forwarders still need to focus on more innovation.
By Patrick Burnson · May 11, 2016
The ongoing commodification of the freight forwarding industry has caused many shippers to seek key differentiators in service, say leading industry analysts. But a more granular approach to finding the right intermediary may be to examine how well they manage and treat their own people.
By Patrick Burnson · May 10, 2016
Pangea Logistics Network, an international group of independent freight forwarders based in London, recently presented a cautionary economic forecast for the industry through the remainder of the year.

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