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Topic: transportation

The Backstory of Your Morning Cup

The coffee supply chain is a complex system, perhaps more than most, as it comprises many stages spanning different continents and time-zones. However, understanding the supply chain in its fullness facilitates optimisation of it so that all parties win: the grower, the roaster and the consumer. Back to the roots The coffee beverage first emerged [ ... Read More

  November 27, 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     

Port charges and their role in the small business budget

The transportation of goods incurs multiple different fees which can add up and represent quite a cost to the company. It is important to research these costs from the outset and factor them into your billing structure so that they can be easily absorbed. Let’s look at port fees and consider how they may affect […] ... Read More

  July 22, 2017     

Dealing with the blows of uncertain transportation costs

Keeping your small business afloat in the global market against big players is no small feat. It can be exhausting and tumultuous, being battered by every rise or drop in the markets, different currencies and most importantly, the cost of fuel. Fuel costs are often the culprit for unexpected transportation costs. Here we investigate some […] ... Read More

  July 18, 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