Planning of an airfreight shipment

In our last blog we have discussed the elements of the freight quote. Today we will move forward. Assume the quote is accepted and load is tendered to the shipping agent. What happens next? I would split air shipping in […]

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 […]

Airlines furious to Spanish Airspace closure

This is a reprint from Air Cargo Weekly Activities and Trends bulletin No49 The Association of European Airlines, which brings together 35 of Europe’s most important network carriers, has roundly condemned the circumstances which caused the paralysis of air traffic […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]