International Forwarding


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Feb 2018

Last Mile – Why More & More Looking at this Function?

Last mile logistics is among the most misunderstood parts of transportation networks. On the surface, last mile may not seem very important, but it can make up 28 percent of a shipments total cost. In addition, growth in e-commerce is radicalizing how shippers view last mile logistics. To understand wide-ranging benefits and key concerns inherent in last mile logistics, organization needs to understand what constitutes last mile logistics, it’s challenges,...

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Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

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Feb 2018

Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Cold Chain is Booming Between now and 2020, the cold chain is predicted to grow 15% CAGR according to industry analysts. It is growing much faster than the world’s economy and the rest of the logistics sector. So what exactly is the cold chain and why is it growing so fast? Cold Chain – A Brief Overview A cold chain is a temperature-controlled supply chain...

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New Specialized International Freight Forwarding Services of FDL Group

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Nov 2017

New Specialized International Freight Forwarding Services of FDL Group

FDL Group in accordance with the mission of willing to be established as the preferred partner for international freight forwarding, by offering services and know how to its clients in order to help them grow, offers new International Freight Forwarding activities. New services provided to cover a large part of the market’s needs. The new partnerships developed by expanding the already extensive network of partners in conjunction with...

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The Intermodal Sector is On the Fast Track for Growth

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Nov 2017

The Intermodal Sector is On the Fast Track for Growth

The future is bright for shippers making the shift from road to rail or increasing intermodal shipping. The year so far has already shown strong volume growth in intermodal shipping. Upcoming regulatory changes that may tighten truckload capacity could tip the scales toward intermodal even further. For shippers considering making the shift from road to rail or increasing intermodal shipping, the future is bright. Ongoing...

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Why Less-than-Truckload Rates Are Changing

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Aug 2017

Why Less-than-Truckload Rates Are Changing

It’s safe to say that rate increases are inevitable and oftentimes unavoidable, that’s not to say that it’s impossible to soften the blow. If you’ve been in transportation or logistics for any length of time, you already know that nothing stays the same for long. Recent less than truckload (LTL) rates and capacity levels have been below the historical levels we saw from 2005-2010. But that’s about...

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Last-Mile Delivery from “Wow” to “Required”

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Jul 2017

Last-Mile Delivery from “Wow” to “Required”

This differentiation, this “wow” lasts for a period of time, but eventually becomes a minimum expectation for the consumer and is later described as a “required feature.” In marketing classes there’s usually a segment on customer expectations. When some new feature is added to a product or service it’s supposed to carry a “wow factor.” This differentiator – this “wow” – lasts for a period...

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Discover Greek Logistics – FDL Group will participate @ 6th International Transportation Fair and Supply Chain, Transport Logistic Exhibition

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Apr 2017

Discover Greek Logistics – FDL Group will participate @ 6th International Transportation Fair and Supply Chain, Transport Logistic Exhibition

With National Pavilion 15 Greek companies in Munich … With a Dynamic “present” to the first national pavilion and participation in it, 15 major companies from the field of logistics & supply chain, gives Greece, at the 16th International Transportation Fair and Supply Chain, Transport Logistic, organized by the Exhibition Organization of Munich from 9 to 12 May, in Munich Exhibition Center. The German-Hellenic Chamber organizes...

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Green Future of Freight

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Feb 2017

Green Future of Freight

Is the future of freight green..?? This infographic shows you the options and makes you think… FREIGHT SHIPPING EMISSIONS TODAY CO2 Emissions – in grams/tonne/km Trucks: 47 Trains: 18 Cargoships: 6 Planes: 560 Heavy–duty trucks account for the dominant share of all logistics-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissons: Road freight: 57% Ocean freight: 17% Air freight: 9% Rail freight: 6% Buildings: 11% “Global Freight Transport produces...

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2016 – a year in review: “For the first time ever all shipping sectors went bad”

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Jan 2017

2016 – a year in review: “For the first time ever all shipping sectors went bad”

Everything old is new again. Liner shipping, like all other sectors, suffered a bad year in 2016 and prospects for 2017 are just as dim. It’s curious that it was the first year in living memory that every shipping sector was simultaneously depressed and there was no in-house innovation around the corner – like a switch from sail to steam or (later) steam to oil...

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Third Party Logistics will be worth $925.31bn by 2020

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Dec 2016

Third Party Logistics will be worth $925.31bn by 2020

The global third party logistics (3PL) market is expected to be worth $925.31bn by 2020 and will be partially driven by the outsourcing of secondary business activities, according to a new report. Orbis Research’s study found that the challenges of managing geographically dispersed supply chain operations as a result of increased globalization has led to several companies to outsource their logistics function. And difficulties with...

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