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    Difference between Maritime, Shipping, Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain

    Written by Hariesh Manaadiar

    difference between maritime, shipping, freight, logistics and supply chain

    To the uninitiated (which included me at one stage), these industries are same or similar and it might come across that there is no difference between Maritime, Shipping, Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain ..

    But once you are involved in the business or know about these businesses, you will very soon understand that these are very different industries with different workings, assets, architecture, requiring very different sets of qualifications, experience, expertise, knowledge and attitudes..

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    CDP Add Frequency of Container Train to Surabaya

    The gate of Cikarang Dry Port – Illustration

    JAKARTA – Cikarang Dry Port (CDP) or Cikarang Land Port adds the frequency of container freight trains to Surabaya, East Java, to support the smoothness of national logistics.

    Managing Director of CDP Benny Woenardi in Bekasi, West Java, Thursday (24/8/2017), said that the container freight train schedule from CDP to Surabaya is increased to 60 times per month or from twice daily per day to three times per day.

    One trip, he added, container carts carry 30 carriages or the equivalent of 60 TEUs (container units).

    “To support the operational of the train, we have increased the capacity of freight trains in the land ports,” he said in a presentation to stakeholders in the Port of Cikarang.

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    Shipment Scheduling Is Not the Only Role of Freight Forwarders

    Forwarding services have more than one role in the shipping industry. A business would have a hard time finding efficient transport without them. They serve as an organizer between all aspects of shipment including initial transport planning, cost estimation, economical route determination, customs clearance assistance, and management of inventory. Forwarding is an indispensable service for out of country shipment destinations. Early planning involves finding appropriate carriers, consignment routes, and correct shipment sizing. During this stage, the role of freight forwarders entails obtaining quotes based on cost parameters of the shipment. This information is then utilized to prepare price quotations for each business transport. Only the most suited bids are provided to the customer. Their fees are included in the overall price so there are no surprise charges. Fees are paid by the customer shipping or exporting the goods. Forwarding roles change depending on the services used by a business during the shipment process.

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    How to Role a Forwarder in a Freight Forwarding Company?

    Definition and definition of Freight Forwarding

    Freight Forwarding is a company that has business in the field of freight forwarding, freight forwarding can also function as EMKL (Shipping Expedition Ship), Sailing, Customs Service, even can also serve as door to door delivery.

    Transportation Management Services (freight forwading) is a business activity aimed at stewardship of all activities necessary for the implementation of the delivery and receipt of goods through transportation either by land, sea or air. In this case freight forwading activities may include activities:

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    Qualities And Features A Good Freight Forwarding Company Should Have

    Businesses involved in the import and export industry will usually benefit greatly from working with a freight forwarding company. This is because such companies offer a lot of advantages. For one, leveraging the experience and resources of a reputable forwarding company can free up a business of a substantial amount of valuable resources including manpower and time. This in turn will permit you to reallocate these resources toward other important operations that can directly impact your business.

    Freight forwarding companies can also perform a wide range of services which often require a sizeable investment of time, money and manpower, should you choose to perform these in-house. These services include customs clearance, documentation, insurance and inventory management. Forwarding service providers can also give your business a good measure of protection, ensuring that your products reach their intended destination promptly. You can rely on someone who will ensure that the goods are released by customs without any hitch because the necessary paperwork has been completed.

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    Can Forwarders Survive an App Attack?

    With rumors that Uber and Amazon may be about to launch their own global freight brokerage businesses, traditional forwarders and brokers are understandably nervous. But the British International Freight Association (BIFA) reacts to current speculation by underlining “the vastly challenging and circuitous landscape” that forwarders and brokers operate in daily.

    Uber has already soft-launched Uber Freight, notes the trade association for UK freight forwarders. And, the company has ambitions to cut out freight intermediaries by introducing load-matching apps that would provide real-time pricing, according to Business Insider UK. Smaller start-ups such as Cargomatic, Convoy, and CargoX share the same idea.

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    Four Reasons To Choose International Freight Forwarders For Your Shipping Needs

    When you need to get goods from one place to another Choose a company with the breadth of experience and knowledge to ensure you get the right goods to the right person at the right time for the right cost. Bali Intercont Cargo has over 28 years of experience as a freight forwarder, customs broker, warehousing and distribution provider and is ready to handle all of your shipping and logistics needs. There are several benefits of choosing Bali Intercont Cargo over the other international freight forwarders that want to do business with you.

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    eManifest for Freight Forwarders: Compliance Moves Ahead

    By Glenn Palanacki

    In transportation, the role of the freight forwarder is to ensure that internationally traded goods move from point of origin to point of destination — and arrive at the right place, at the right time, in good condition and at the most economic cost. On November 7, 2016, as part of the eManifest initiative, it became mandatory for freight forwarders to use the electronic house bill (eHBL) to submit supplementary cargo and conveyance data to the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) for goods being imported to or transitioning through Canada. By simplifying current complex and multi-layered inbound paper processes, the eHBL shifts the community toward the paperless movement of goods and helps freight forwarders better support the smooth flow of international trade.

    Transmitting Shipment Details Goes Digital

    eManifest is the third phase of the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) larger Advance Commercial Information (ACI) program. Designed to balance security with international trade, the program requires the electronic transmission of the who, what, when and where of a shipment to the CBSA for validation within a specific timeframe, which varies depending on the mode of transport.

    The first phase of the ACI program began in 2004 with ocean carriers; the second phase began in 2006 with air; and the third phase — eManifest — began in 2010 with highway and rail and has been in full effect since January 11, 2016. The focus has now turned to freight forwarders who coordinate the shipment of goods (via air, ocean, rail and/or highway) from one place to another using one or multiple carriers. When fully implemented, eManifest will also require importers to electronically transmit data to the CBSA.

    Compliance for Freight Forwarders Moves Ahead

    The phased deployment of eManifest reflects the evolution of the regulation by mode of transport and by party. Key dates for freight forwarders include:

    • November 7, 2016 to January 10, 2017: Freight forwarders are in a transition period during which penalties for non-compliance will not be issued by the CBSA.
    • January 11, 2017 to July 11, 2017: Freight forwarders deemed to be non-compliant will be issued zero-rated (i.e., non-monetary) penalties under the CBSA’s Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS).
    • July 12, 2017 and onward: Financial AMPS penalties will apply to non-compliance.

    Freight forwarders can submit eHBL data using Electronic Data Interchange (Edi) or the CBSA’s eManifest Portal.

    Enabling Added Communication Between Parties

    As part of eManifest, the CBSA has launched deconsolidation notices, or D-Notices, to enhance the reporting mechanism and communications between shipment parties. Carriers, freight forwarders, customs brokers, and warehouse operators will be able to view shipment milestones for a particular movement if they are a party on the manifest using ‘Completeness Notices’, ‘Arrival Notices’ and ‘Status Notices’. This new mechanism of two-way communication will eventually replace the Release Notification System (RNS) platform.

    Assessing Shipment Risks

    While the CBSA does not publish an exhaustive list of the exact criteria used for risk assessment, a shipment may be selected for further inspection if, for example, it:

    • Contains a 4-digit dangerous goods code
    • Is missing mandatory or conditional information
    • Includes cargo details that are not adequately descriptive
    • Lists a Harmonized System (HS) code(s) for a regulated product (e.g., types of pharmaceuticals)
    • Includes multiple cargo or conveyance amendments
    • Is an unusually high or low weight for the cargo listed

    With the eBHL, this type of information is provided in advance of shipments arriving at the border, so the government can better prepare and flag potential risks.

    Penalties for Non-Compliance

    The CBSA will assess penalties based on the type, severity, and frequency of the infraction. Freight forwarders may face penalties for:

    • Providing information that is incomplete, inaccurate, or false
    • Failing to send the required information within designated, mode-specific timeframes
    • Failing to notify the CBSA when data has changed

    While a first offense could range from a warning to hundreds of dollars, repeat offenses could mean fines in the thousands of dollars and up to $10K. In addition, several penalties may be issued per shipment if multiple trade partners have failed to comply with their respective requirements.

    While the supply chain industry is accustomed to regulatory change, eManifest is particularly complex with respect to surface transportation — a large volume of which is handled by freight forwarders. Prior to introducing eManifest, the CBSA had not defined the freight forwarder as a formal trade participant; however, forwarders represent millions of shipments annually and are a vital partner in the new electronic reporting environment.

    Sources: http://parcelindustry.com

    3 Reasons the Best Freight Companies Use a Freight Exchange

    The most successful freight transport companies almost always share one common denominator—they not only are involved in an online freight exchange, but they are also able to harness every bit of opportunity and advantage such an exchange offers them. If you’re thinking about joining one, here are three important things you should know about such exchanges in order for you to take full advantage of your membership.

    Unparalleled Convenience

    In this day and age, no business organisation can thrive as a lone wolf—everyone needs partnerships and alliances and, sometimes, the best partnerships are those made with your own competitors. When you join a freight exchange in any capacity, you will immediately realise why so many companies consider it as a crucial part of their business. The convenience of finding potential customers and clients without having to go door to door or posting an expensive advertisement has almost unlimited advantages. You should consider such an exchange as an active, dynamic microcosm, where every player is looking to forge a deal. This means wasted effort and time are, understandably, greatly reduced. If you know what you’re doing, you’ll be able to get more business out of the exchange than by engaging in traditional marketing.

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    How to Choose a Domestic Freight Forwarder?

    Bali Intercont Cargo ready to export your goods to overseas destination.

    The use of a domestic freight forwarder within your supply chain can allow your firm to take advantage of the freight forwarder’s volume buying power and expertise resulting in a freight forwarding program that not only meets deadlines but also reduces your costs.

    The key is selecting the right partner to handle your freight forwarding needs. Perhaps the first area you should evaluate in a potential freight forwarding partner involves learning some basic, general information about that potential partner and its operations.
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