2021 has been an important year for the transportation and logistics industry that was beset by port congestion, delays, equipment shortage, and, of course the pandemic. Nevertheless, on the bright side the freight forwarding industry also embraced new modes of operations and digitized their work processes to cope with the increasing challenges and has become more resilient. In today’s post, you will find a brief recap of all the newsworthy events of the transportation and logistics sector. Do not forget to click on the links and check out the detailed articles in case you have missed them earlier!
Why TMS is quickly becoming a buzzword in the freight forwarding industry
Last year this industry took a major step where even small and mid-sized logistics companies started digitizing their everyday work processes. In this post, you will find out which the advantages of TMS or Transport Management System are for independent freight forwarders.
The implications of AfCFTA for the transportation and logistics industry
The African Free Trade Area Agreement was an important step-up for the logistics industry in the African countries. The idea of this agreement is to connect 55 African countries – which implies 1.3 billion people, thus establishing a single continental market for goods, services, capital, and persons.
The creation of one African Market is eliminating the barriers within the continent like complicated customs clearance, challenges at the borders along with several managerial hitches that discourage cross-border trade.
A digital marketing plan for independent freight forwarders
A brief outline for a successful digitization plan for logistics companies, that can come in handy for independent freight agents.
Reasons why a large number of independent freight forwarders are now choosing rail freight over road transport
Why is rail freight becoming the most convenient mode of ground transport? Which are their benefit?
How transportation and logistics companies can keep their employees motivated during the pandemic
Tips to keep your staff motivated during the days of the pandemic and lockdown.
Digitization in the transportation and logistics sector: The importance of developing a digital strategy
Is the logistics sector ready to adapt to the digital transformation? Do the small and independent freight forwarders have sufficient resources to implement an effective digital strategy?- You will find all the answers to these questions in the above blog.
How airlines are turning their effort towards increased sustainability
The emissions from the airline industry are increasing more than any other means of transport and since 2013. Moreover, if left unattended, the emissions from this industry will keep rising and even double or triple by 2050. Check out the above post to find out the sustainability endeavours of the air freight shipping industry.
The rise of women professionals in the logistics industry
Our Women’s Day special post is a tribute to all the female professionals in the transportation and logistics industry.
A New Client Strategy for the Digital Market
This post will help you develop one core aspect of your business viz customer satisfaction.
Here we have discussed how the advent of digitization has changed the customer expectations of our sector.
Furthermore, this post comes with useful tips on creating client satisfaction strategies. Read on to find out how to keep your customers coming back to you.
How e-commerce will fuel the growth of warehousing and fulfilment centres
E-commerce has have a great impact in 2021 and it has ushered many changes in warehousing and distribution centres. Keep reading!
Suez Canal blocked by a huge container ship: A report on the ensuing crisis
This is a brief report of the blocking of the Suez Canal which is one of the most talked about news of this year.
The emerging solution for lost ocean shipping containers
This article talks about the problem of lost shipping containers, its environmental impact, and the urgent need for a container tracking system.
How to create an effective crisis communication strategy
This blog sheds light on why and how freight forwarders should create a crisis communication plan to mitigate unforeseen crisis.
The importance of accounting reports for independent freight forwarders
Keep reading the above post to find everything you need to know about accounting reports. Moreover, this post also explains how freight forwarders can benefit from making and using accounting reports.
The rise of warehouse robots: A complete guide
One of the most significant endeavours of our industry this year has been the extensive experimentation and use of warehouse robots. Read on to know about the various kinds of warehouse robots and their uses.
Walgreens starts nationwide 2-hours delivery: The importance of fast deliveries for the transportation and logistics industry
Which are the same-day delivery endeavours of Walgreen?. Additionally, freight forwarders will also get to learn important tips to do quick deliveries.
How to get business internationally as a freight forwarder in India
This blog explains the freight forwarding scenario in one of the biggest markets in Asia. It also comes with a few tips that would help Indian logistics companies to boost their ROI.
Digitization of the Maritime Sector: A Brief Report
One of the most pertinent topics of last year was the ongoing digitization endeavours of the ports and container shipping industry.
World Environment Day 2021: How the transportation and logistics industry can play a role to protect the environment
This blog was published on the occassion of World Environment Day. Here you will find how the stalwarts in this sector are encouraging sustainable practices. Furthermore, it also includes several tips for independent freight forwarders to reduce their carbon footprint.
Benefits of obtaining an AEO Certificate for independent freight forwarders
AEO certification has become more and more important. Simply put, this status is like a seal of quality signifying that the freight forwarder’s role in the international supply chain is secure.
FreightViewer: Conqueror’s freight management software is your first step towards digitization
Check out the above blog to find out how Conqueror’s groundbreaking TMS is helping the members digitize their daily operations.
Website writing tips for independent freight forwarders
Professionally written web-content is imperative for the success of your website as a tool for company development. Check out a few important website writing tips for freight forwarding companies.
The Impact of the Congestion at Yantian Port and the Future Scenario
An insight into the Yantian Port Congestion, the logjams and delays it caused, and its impact on the ocean freight shipping industry.
Hapag-Lloyd and One Integrates with Maersk’s Trade Lens platform
As One of the most important mergers of 2021, the integration of container carrier giants ONE and Hapag-Lloyd with Maersk’s TradeLens platform has defintely attracted the industry’s attention.
Impact of e-commerce on the freight forwarding industry and the trends to watch out for
This post is a summary of the impacts of e-commerce on freight forwarding. Furthermore, it comes with a list of the latest e-commerce trends that forwarders should know about.
A guide to the e-AWB and how it will benefit the air freight forwarders
The Electronic Airway Bill (eAWB) can help to speed up your operations in several ways. Hit the above link to know how.
How independent freight forwarders can choose between FCL and LCL
The above blog is a brief guide to the two shipping methods of ocean freight, their definition, differences, advantages, and limitations to allow the forwarders to select the most appropriate shipment mode.
A guide to demurrage and detention in the container shipping industry
In this popular article, you’ll read about the demurrage and detention fees in container shipping. This post comes with several useful tips that will help you better understand the demurrage and detention charges, calculate them, and most importantly minimize the payment of these charges.
Additionally, it also explains how the use of SOC containers can help you avoid these charges altogether.
A quick look at the ever increasing demand for air cargo
In this article, we have presented a brief report about the increase in demand for air freight and how the industry is dealing with it.
How independent freight forwarders can reduce their ocean freight expenses
The port congestion, pandemic-related delays, high demand for goods, container and equipment shortage, and an overall lack of capacity are the main reasons behind the sky-high ocean freight shipping prices. In the above blog we have discussed several tips to help you cope with the rising sea freight expenses.
How digitization can promote sustainability in the freight forwarding industry
Keep reading to find out how the use of technologies like IoT, Blockchain or Digital Twins is helping to promote the environmental sustainability of our industry.
Uber Freight’s acquisition of Transplace and its implications for independent freight forwarders
Here we have discussed the details of this important merger. Moreover, we have also talked about the threat of the multinationals and how small and independent forwarders can cope with these challenges.
The driver shortage in UK and its impact on the logistics industry
The acute shortage of truck drivers in Britain made the headlines a few months back. There was a shortage of nearly 400,000 HGV drivers across Europe which put tremendous pressure on the logistics industry across countries in the EU.
Additionally, the UK alone was experiencing a shortage of over 100,000 truck drivers. In this engaging post, you will find the details of this problem and the steps that were being taken to address it.
The driver shortage in UK and its impact on the logistics industry
The acute shortage of truck drivers in Britain made the headlines a few months back. There was a shortage of nearly 400,000 HGV drivers across Europe which put tremendous pressure on the logistics industry across countries in the EU. Additionally, the UK alone was experiencing a shortage of over 100,000 truck drivers. In this engaging post, you will find the details of this problem and the steps that were being taken to address it.
Everything you need to know about the hike in air freight charter prices
Here we discussed the problem of increasing charter freight rates just before the peak holiday season and how it is impacting the air freight industry.
Container Shortage: Its Causes and its Impact on the pattern of maritime trade
The pandemic resulted in an unprecedented chain of events that resulted in a global container shortage crisis. Moreover, the unavailability of shipping containers has caused a ripple effect throughout the entire supply chain. The above post talks about the ongoing container shortage crisis, its causes, and its impact on the container shipping industry.
How independent freight forwarders in Barcelona can globalize their operations
The thriving economy of Barcelona has driven productivity, competitiveness, and globalization of the local firms. Therefore, it is only logical that the transportation and logistics industry has come up as one of the key sectors in Barcelona. Keep reading to find out how joining a freight forwarder network can get help the logistics companies in Barcelona get a global presence.
A report on the projected growth of the freight forwarding market size in the coming years
As per research by Valuates Reports, the market size of the freight forwarding industry will reach approximately $207 Billion in the next 5 years. In this blog, we provided a brief report on the projected growth of the market size of our sector.
The Evolving role of Freight Forwarders in the Age of Digitization
The freight forwarding industry is presently undergoing a major change in their business models keeping in line with the new market trends and customer demands. The topic of this blog is all about the digitization of the freight forwarding industry and how the role of freight forwarders needs to evolve.
The Flooding of the Port of Vancouver and its Implications on the Canadian Supply Chain
This is a brief report on the repercussions of the flooding at Vancouver on the transportation and logistics sector in Canada.
How autonomous trucks will transform the landscape of the transportation and logistics industry
Autonomous trucks will reduce the environmental impact of the logistics industry and can even cut down the transportation costs by up to 40%. The topic of this blog is the evolution of self-driving trucks and the several ways in which they are impacting the supply chain sector.
How the e-commerce boom is impacting the LTL freight market
the rise in the online shopping trend has had great ramifications throughout the entire transportation and logistics industry and particularly on less-than-truckload services. Keep reading to find out how e-commerce is boosting the LTL freight shipping market.
Autonomous Cargo Ships and the Future of the Container Shipping Industry
Companies like Yara, Nippon Foundation, Rolls Royce, Navantia, and Kongsberg are experimenting with groundbreaking technology that will allow self-steering ships to ply the ocean. This post will provide you with a brief introduction to this new endeavour of the sea freight shipping industry.