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Sofia airport fails to comply EU Directive

The European Commission has requested Bulgaria to ensure fair access for providers of ground handling at Sofia airport. The Commission considers that Bulgaria is failing to fulfill its obligations under Directive 96/67/EC, whereby any service provider should be able to compete to provide ground handling services such as baggage handling, catering services, fuel and oil […]

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 […]

Cooperation between Small Forwarders

Mr. Mark J Willis from AFL Ambassador has commented on the post Small Size Forwarders that one of the ways for the SME Forwarders to stay at the market is to unite in some form of consortium.  I would agree to some extend but we should admit that cooperation between businesses is not an easy […]

The Small Size Freight Forwarders

I am receiving a good deal of news concerning the freight forwarding and logistics. In all this news however, the word is about only the big names in our industry.  Yes, exactly  the guys that boast with their hundreds of millions or billions dollars of annual revenues who handle big traffics for big manufacturers and […]

Freight Forwarder is a Designer

In nowadays international transportation of goods is a complex activity where many players participate in what the customer sees as one service. This is where the freight forwarder steps in in the role of an architect of the transportation chain by coordinating, monitoring and managing the set of activities, responsibilities and liabilities which at the […]

Comment on Terms of Carriage on BOL

Below I am posting the comment made from Mr. John M. Daley in the discussion Did you ever read the backside ( risks, obligations, jurisdictions ) of you Bills of Lading which  has been opened at the  Freight and Logistics Professionals group of Linkedin. Comment on Terms of Carriage on the backside of the BOL […]

Risks, obligations, jurisdictions of the Bill of Lading

Recently I have followed an interesting discussion in Freight and Logistics Professionals group of Linkedin. The discussion has been opened by Mr. René Woestenburg and the topic is: Did you ever read the backside ( risks, obligations, jurisdictions ) of you Bills of Lading. The discussion attracted many interesting comments from various participants in the […]

Time Critical Logistics

When you plan for the transportation of your loads normally you take into consideration the ocean and road transportation from the cost viewpoint.  The lead times concerning these ways of transportation are calculated in the overall lead time for processing of your product or for the accomplishment of your project.  But what you do when […]