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Topic: freight

Supply Chains Lack Transparency in the Global Food Market

When you go to the supermarket, there are food products from all over the world. Whether you realise it or not, the supply chain that ends up in your shopping trolley is a global exercise. Food is being produced, packaged, shipped and purchased in every direction. Food supply chains are not a streamlined procedure. They […] ... Read More

  March 1, 2018     

The Basics of Less Than Truckload Accessorial Fees

When you need to ship freight there are many options and factors that play a part in your decision. If you are considering a less than truckload (LTL) service, it can be intimidating to understand everything that is involved in the process. When embarking into the transport and logistics industry, there is a plethora of […] ... Read More

  January 18, 2018     

8 Eco-Friendly Packaging Alternatives for Your Shipping Needs

Today, we welcome our guest poster, Cory Levins, who serves as the Director of Business Development for Air Sea Containers. Cory oversees the development and implementation of ASC’s internal and external marketing program, driving revenue and profits from the Miami FL headquarters. Before joining Air Sea Containers, Cory Levins was the Director o ... Read More

  January 16, 2018     

Five Facts About Shipping Yards That Will Blow Your Mind

Today, we welcome our guest poster, Cory Levins, who serves as the Director of Business Development for Air Sea Containers. Cory oversees the development and implementation of ASC’s internal and external marketing program, driving revenue and profits from the Miami FL headquarters. Before joining Air Sea Containers, Cory Levins was the Director o ... Read More

  January 12, 2018     

Finding Value-Adding Suppliers

When running a company, it is vital to understand all factors affecting inventory management, which includes suppliers and the dependence of the company on them. Without product supply, the company cannot provide for their own customer’s needs which essentially jeopardises profits and survival. However, it is not just the act of being able to sup ... Read More

  December 16, 2017     

Shipping Musts and Must-Nots

Online purchasing has not-so-slowly and very surely become the way people shop. It is efficient, convenient and best of all can be done without any concern for traffic or trying to find dreaded car-parking at a mall. But in this age of ultra-convenience, a downside to online shopping is that we have to wait for […] ... Read More

  December 2, 2017     

Port charges and their impact on business

Globalisation provides businesses with easier access to international markets. It affords companies the ability to readily purchase goods from international suppliers or to export to foreign buyers. This means, that ocean freight is now a significant part of the many factors affecting inventory management. Competition in the global logistics indust ... Read More

  December 2, 2017     

LTL Freight for SMEs Explained

A business’ freight costs can be a significant source of savings if optimised and selected strategically. In fact, it is important to consider freight selection as a vital step in the manufacturing process rather than it all just ending with the completion of a product. LTL or Less-than-Truckload shipping is a cost-effective shipping option for [ ... Read More

  September 4, 2017     

Are Your Freight Charges Affected By These Trends?

The freight transportation industry has seen many challenges, particularly in the last decade. We provide a snapshot of the industry’s current trends by identifying these changes and challenges and how they affect freight charges today. Related Freight charges This is good news for heavy users of freight. With the increased purchases of trucks fo ... Read More

  August 14, 2017     

A penny saved is a penny earned: How this extends to freight costs

Running a business can be a tricky one, especially when it comes to trying to save money and keeping the bottom line flourishing. Often the things that can eat away at the bottom line are essential running costs which often go unnoticed. One of these cost categories is freight costs. Keep reading to learn how […] ... Read More

  July 20, 2017     

Cost Effective Shipping: LTL Carriers Explained

What is LTL? Less than truckload shipping (LTL) is the transportation of relatively small freight. The alternatives to LTL carriers are parcel carriers or full truckload carriers. There are several different perspectives as to what is actually considered LTL. Full truck load carriers can put anywhere from 2 to 6 different businesses’ shipments on ... Read More

  July 17, 2017     

Eight Ways to Cut Freight Charges

Part of operating a business is providing something for someone else for a charge. Now unless you provide services, it is likely that a significant proportion of your operations involves bundling up stock, booking couriers and sending it out to customers. There are many types of freight and modes of transport all with differing logistics. [… ... Read More

  July 12, 2017     

The Many Variables Affecting Freight Charges

There are a range of factors that can influence the cost of freight transportation. Some of these factors can cause an increase in the cost of shipping rates, which can have a negative affect on your business. Below, we summarize the factors that may influence freight charges, from decreased freight volumes to international affairs and […] ... Read More

  June 13, 2017     

Five Strategies to Reduce Freight Costs

For businesses that deal in large quantities of inventory, transportation costs can have a significant impact on profitability and growth. Transport costs can be mystifying for many businesses, with a number of different freight products, classes and highly dynamic costs. Although it pays to plan for cost spikes, the best strategy to reduce the fin ... Read More

  May 24, 2017     

Unlocking Freight Savings through LTL Shipping

LTL, or ‘less than truckload’ shipping, generally refers to palletised and oversized parcel shipments that do not fill a carrier’s truck. LTL consignments are usually packed on wrapped pallets or in large containers – the carrier then pools multiple customers’ freight together to fill a truck for shipping. LTL operators essentially oc ... Read More

  May 23, 2017     

Trade Barriers: Mitigate the Impact on your Business

If your business involves importing or exporting inventory, be aware of and be prepared to mitigate potential impacts of trade policy on your business. ... Read More

  May 4, 2017     

No more roadblocks to sell your receipted goods!

No more waiting for that final transport invoice to come through before you receipt a purchase order and book in your goods with purchase order recosting. ... Read More

  May 2, 2017