ocean freight

Pick and Pack explained

Many logistics professionals have heard the term “Pick and pack”, but many don’t fully understand how it can be added to their supply chains. The GlobalForwarding.com team sat down to put together this informative article to help explain the term, and provide some insight about what role (if any) it can play in your shipping plans.

Oversized FTL Shipments

Each state has certain requirements for obtaining permits when oversized freight is trucked. Understanding the process is crucial to making sure that your FTL shipments deliver on time and without issue. Hefty fines can be assessed to truckers who do not have the proper permits, so understanding the rules is important if you’re operating your own fleet, or hiring a trucking company.

Creating New Partnerships

Over the past decade, Global Forwardig has been building the most innovative platform in the logistics industry. As of the first quarter in 2015, shippers can obtain instant freight quotes on LTL, Full Truckload, International Ocean (both LCL and FCL), Air freight, expedited domesitc shipments and even small parcel shipments online. In addition to our technology and the achievements in efficiency, we've been working on making our amazing rates and service available to even more shippers through our Agent progroam.

What does NOI mean for my freight?

If you're in the shipping business, chances are almost certain that you've come across NMFC numbers. Just as certain is the struggle you've occasionally had on finding an appropriate classification for the freight in question. You scrolled through pages and pages of classes and NFMC numbers, and found that your freight simply doesn't seem to fit into any category. Fortunately, the folks at the NMFTA (National Motor Freight Traffic Association) have thought of this, and the solution is three letters: "NOI". This stands for "Not Otherwise Indicated".

Major changes in the Asia-Pacific shipping scene

Within days of each other, two Japanese firms have made plays to more firmly establish themselves in the global logistics sector by announcing plans to acquire two logistics giants in the Asia-Pacific region.

Complications Created by Failing Logistics Companies

A record number of courier and trucking businesses collapsing last year led to a raise of insolvencies in the logistics industry. Insolvencies jumped from 20% to 221 in 2014, which is more than double the 2010 figure. Overcapacity in the sector drove prices down.

New Ship Designs May Be Coming Soon

Lade AS, a Norwegian ship designer, has revealed a new, futuristic design for cargo ships. The new vessel will be using the ships’ hulls as the sail. The ‘Vindskip’ is inspired by sailboats and aerospace technology. The hull is a symmetrical air foil designed to use wind for propulsion, which will generate aerodynamic lift, pulling in the ship’s direction.

Federal Intervention Seeks To Put End To West Coast Dispute

    The U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service gave a statement that it will aid in resolving the still unsolved negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. These groups represent employers and up to 20,000 dockworkers respectively at over twenty ports along the western coastline. Federal mediators are seeking to put an end to these stalled negotiations that have filled the freight shipping news for the past few months.

Hong Kong Struggles To Keep Up With Competetion

Hong Kong's port development is losing to competition from South China ports. In a government commissioned report, Hong Kong's share of South China cargo had fallen from more than 70 percent in 2011 to below 40 percent. Hong Kong has become the less preferred choice for shipping South China cargo.


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