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Feb 5, 2019 7:00:00 AM

The Technology Low Down Part 4 – Autonomous Shipping

Recently I have discussed the application of different technologies to help revolutionize the international shipping industry: neural nets, artificial intelligence, block chain, alternative fuels, etc. The next

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May 28, 2018 7:00:00 AM

The Advantage of Aligning Freight Forwarding Operations and Sales

In the international ocean freight industry, over time I have come to realize the intimate link between sales and operations. There is a cyclical relationship between the two functions that extends well beyond “cause

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May 23, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Tariffs, Trucking & Trade Volume... oh my!

Earlier this week, on JOC.com it was discussed that while someone in the importing and exporting business may expect to have the best year since 2010, uncertainty relative to trade tariffs and an increasingly tight

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May 22, 2018 4:15:16 PM

How Instantaneous Rates Drive Operational Efficiencies!

For anyone that has spent more than 5 minutes as a freight forwarder/NVO salesperson, the idea that an instantaneous rate might drive efficiency is probably a pretty simple concept to understand. Nonetheless, the sheer

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May 16, 2018 7:00:00 AM

News on Open Sea’s Shipping and the Need for Stable Freight Prices

In recent news, there is much talk of a tariff war between the US and China, which on many fronts is having a direct impact on the world of commodity shipping, imports and exports. As highlighted in the Wall Street

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May 16, 2018 5:12:39 AM

How Good Fright Forwarding Services Reduce You Customer Support Costs

Scale! Volume! Barriers to Entry! Sources of Competitive Advantage! Revenue! Margin! These are all “things” that freight forwarders must deal with on a daily basis to continuously stay relevant… to keep their “doors

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