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Learn How to Get Ready for Ocean Freight RFP Season

By | on Dec 05, 2018 | Supply Chain, Logistics

It's that time of year again when many companies, are entering the ocean freight rate negotiation season With the current market dynamics, changing global trade policies and new bunker fuel regulation[...]

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Guest Blog: Transforming Buying & Selling Dynamics of the Logistics Industry

By | on Aug 15, 2018 | Company, Technology, Logistics

It's not very often we have guest posts in the Xeneta blog. With so many podcast series around, it's also not too often we run across one that shares interesting and inspiring knowledge about value-cr[...]

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How Freight Audit Software Can Help Companies

By | on Jul 18, 2018 | Logistics, Technology

The buzz today is all about controlling ocean freight costs. Profit margins are under pressure, so it's important to know if your carrier is invoicing at the contracted rates, or if fuel surcharges ar[...]

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[Get Webinar] How External Factors Affect Ocean Freight Rates

By | on Mar 28, 2018 | Ocean freight, Procurement, Market Observations, Freight Quote, Container Capacity, Logistics, Supply Chain

As a procurement or logistics professional, you would be aware how ocean freight rates are volatile. There are numerous factors contributing to this price volatility in container freight rates.

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SOLAS VGM explained

By | on Feb 22, 2018 | Shipping Requirements, Logistics

 In November 2014 the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) amended SOLAS (Safety of Life At Sea convention) Chapter VI Regulation 2 which places responsibility on the shipper to ensure that all c[...]

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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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What Is The Difference Between A NVOCC And A Freight Forwarder?

By | on Jun 07, 2017 | Logistics, Supply Chain, freight forwading

An NVOCC and Freight Forwarder are often considered to be the same by many people. This may have been influenced by the  FMC’s consideration of both NVOCC and Freight forwarder as an  Ocean Transporta[...]

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[Survey Says] How Can Smaller Carriers Compete Against Shipping Alliances?

By | on Mar 22, 2017 | Carriers, Logistics, Technology

In the current economic conditions, there aren't many shipping lines that can operate entirely on their own; at least not on a global basis, as they cannot provide the required coverage all by themsel[...]

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The Amazon Effect On The Ocean Freight Forwarding Industry (Survey Data)

By | on Feb 28, 2017 | Logistics, Supply Chain, freight forwading

In an already crowded market and one that is challenging from a profitability perspective, news of a new entrant can always cause both curiosity and concern in the freight forwarding market. But what [...]

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How Often Do You Negotiate Ocean Freight Rates?

By | on Nov 08, 2016 | Logistics

For European shippers and freight forwarders, the end of the year marks the start  of ocean freight contract negotiations. For US shippers, springtime usually marks the beginning of the annual contrac[...]

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