Category Archives: Freight Forwarding

Freight forwarding category for posts related to most common issues of transportaion of goods and freight forwarding services

Airfreight to Central Asia with Ural Airlines via Sofia Airport

In the past we have tried to move some loads from USA to Dushanbe and we found that the options are very limited especially when it is about to move from airports different from New York and Los Angeles.  As we are people who constantly look to satisfy customer needs in logistics and transportation, we moved the freight to Sofia Airport from where we have … Continue reading Airfreight to Central Asia with Ural Airlines via Sofia Airport »

LCL transportation from Bulgaria to New Zealand

New Zealand or almost the end of the world is interesting country providing interesting opportunities. The Bulgarian forwarding company KG CARGO Ltd offers LCL ocean transportation from Bulgaria to New Zealand with consol box from Varna. The consolidation container from Varna departs on every two weeks. Due the increased interest though, the departures become more often recently which lead to squeezing overall lead times. The … Continue reading LCL transportation from Bulgaria to New Zealand »

Transportation services between Philippines and Bulgaria

The Republic of the Philippines, more commonly referred to as the Philippines is located in Southeast Asia, at 1,210 km from the coast of mainland Asia. The country consist of 7,107 islands, of which only about 10% are inhabited. Philippine  population is nearly 90 million. The capital is Manila, with a population over 11 million people which makes it one of the 20 largest metropolitan … Continue reading Transportation services between Philippines and Bulgaria »

Freight quote – the elements

Very often on the phone or via e-mail I receives requests like “How much it will cost me to move a load from USA or China to Bulgaria”.  Literally !  Well, I would gladly quote them but I can’t. Neither is able any other forwarder.  For the simple reason that the rate request is incomplete and provides no information that can help to make a … Continue reading Freight quote – the elements »

Converting shipping cost to a single unit

The reason to write this article was a discussion in LinkedIn initiated by young internship Umamaheshwaran Sundaram who is looking to ways to convert and start providing quotes to a customer per ton. I should admit that similar attempts I have been trying since I have started in the freight forwarding – regrettably so far without huge success. Why? Freight forwarding by itself is an … Continue reading Converting shipping cost to a single unit »

Hidden Dangerous Goods

Nowadays goods become more and more complex many of them containing substances which can harm health and environment. These commodities often represent hidden dangerous goods. Examples vary from batteries contained in the equipment to goods containing magnetized material – like speakers. Transportation of such goods is a challenge for even the most prepared and seasoned forwarders. The result often is extensive discussion with the customers … Continue reading Hidden Dangerous Goods »

Beware prepaid freight and shipments from China

Recently, I have joined an interesting discussion in LinkedIn concerning the “Chinese system of prepaid LCL Shipments” I am sure the majority of you have experience with this system which cannot be called Chinese at all because it is also applied in India and all over the world where there is no transparency of cost. Regrettably none of the participants of the discussion has spoken … Continue reading Beware prepaid freight and shipments from China »

Do forwarders understand their customers?

Recently I have read report published by Eyerfortransport which has been researching through various aspects of the relations between shippers and forwarders. As the link to the report download is not working anymore, I take the liberty to provide link for downloading the report here. I would like to focus here at only one of the graphics – The Key Reasons Why Shippers do not … Continue reading Do forwarders understand their customers? »

Turners Shipping joins BDP network

Durban-based Turners Shipping joined the BDP Global Network on December 1st, and will be representing the logistics giant in Southern Africa. Turner Group MD Conrad Cochrane-Murray said that membership of the network would be a great step forward for the country because it extends its reach to the 1,000 locations in 100 countries around the world where the BDP Global Network is represented. BDP is … Continue reading Turners Shipping joins BDP network »

The Resources of Small Size Forwarders

I would like to continue the topic about the small sized forwarders.  We all agree that the SME forwarders are more flexible than the bigger forwarding companies however they lack the resources and the buying power of the bigger forwarders. But is this the real case. Should the SSF maintain a warehouse? Should the SSF pay huge ammont for CRM and Order processing systems ? … Continue reading The Resources of Small Size Forwarders »