Monthly archives: April, 2017

07 Mar What is HS Code, Who Uses it and What is it Used for?

What is HS Code, Who Uses it and What is it Used for?

Worldwide standard for the description of the type of commodity Over 98 % of the merchandise in international trade is classified in terms of the HS code Indispensable, yet challenging tool for international trade The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, HS Code for short, is a common standard worldwide for describing the type of…



28 Mar Freight Rails Are Steaming from Asia to Europe

Freight Rails Are Steaming from Asia to Europe

Growing interest in rail as a viable alternate mode of cargo transportation from Asia to Europe More freight forwarders are offering Asia to Europe rail solutions Could a shift in market share from ocean to rail occur? The One Belt, One Road Initiative, also known as the Silk Road initiative, was officially launched by the…



23 Mar Customer Service as a Differentiator

Customer Service as a Differentiator

When only a few dollars separates freight rates, customer service can be the differentiator What exactly is a ‘good’ customer experience? People do not buy products but benefits The global industries of shipping, freight and logistics are very dynamic with new changes and technologies being introduced rapidly and regularly. Shipping lines are entering into mergers…



Amazon's flying warehouses to dispatch drone deliveries from the sky

Amazon’s flying warehouses to dispatch drone deliveries from the sky

Amazon’s design for a floating warehouse and drone delivery system Amazon has designed a floating warehouse that sits thousands of feet in the air, from which the internet retailer could dispatch swarms of delivery drones to metropolitan areas. The company has patented futuristic plans for enormous “airborne fulfillment centres” that would be used as bases…