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Thomas Sørbø


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Why Big Data in Shipping and Freight is Important

By | on Aug 01, 2018 | Big Data


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U.S. Operations Expand with New Hire, Florian Dussler, at the Head

By | on May 23, 2018 |

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Xeneta Introduces Expert NVO Commercial Team

By | on Dec 05, 2017 | Company, freight forwarding, Freight Industry

I am happy to share the news that we have fortified our NVO offering introducing a first-rate NVO Commercial team. We are pleased to bring on board shipping industry experts Paul Mullins, Ronald Plevi[...]

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How to Avoid Overpaying On Improper Shipping Invoices

By | on Sep 27, 2017 | Shipping rates, Freight Costs

Many firms find themselves struggling today to stay afloat as restrictive bank lending, rising problems collecting receivables, and reduced consumer and business demand have combined to make running a[...]

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What is ENS and Why is There an ENS Charge?

By | on Aug 09, 2017 | Freight Quote, Shipping Requirements

If you examine a freight quote, you might notice that one of the applicable charges is an ENS charge especially if you are shipping cargo to Europe. What is this charge for?

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Globalization Picks Up Pace as Shipping and Logistics Market Recovers

By | on Jul 25, 2017 | Logistics

We look back at a much different ocean freight market versus in 2016.  Higher rates, consolidations, and new alliances are the trend while faster, more efficient and digitization are the keywords for [...]

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How To Negotiate Freight Rates

By | on Jun 23, 2017 | Shipping rates

 Getting a grip on the art of negotiating your ocean shipping rates is an important part of your job and the company’s bottom line.  Whichever forms these negotiations take - either as a direct negoti[...]

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What's A "Good" Ocean Freight Rate?

By | on Jun 21, 2017 | Shipping rates

Asking what is a good ocean freight rate may seem a no-brainer if you’re a shipper. It’s all about the lowest rate. Right? But what if you ask the same question to a carrier? It’s doubtful they’ll res[...]

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How To Select The Right Supplier As A Shipper

By | on May 30, 2017 | Supply Chain

One of the most important decisions a shipper makes is identifying its suppliers. However, despite all the efforts and the long list of requirements needed to find the ‘right supplier’, ultimately, th[...]

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Changing Shipping Supplier: What Makes A Shipper Switch?

By | on May 22, 2017 | Supply Chain, Shipping rates

With the right partner, a shipper and carrier/freight forwarder can sweep aside the competition, allowing for incredible growth for both parties. However, the changing environment may have a profound [...]

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