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Ocean Freight Benchmarking in the Annual Request for Proposal RFP Process
Ocean Freight Benchmarking in the Annual Request for Proposal (RFP) Process There is more chatter about ocean freight benchmarking and its use in negotiation tactics for the Annual Request-for-Proposal (RFP) Process. I'm sure it will be a topic in the upcoming 7th Annual TPM Conference http://events.joc.com/tpm-2017 Back in 2008 Inbound Logistics Magazine wrote an article "How to...
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Tips For Ocean Container Freight Contract Negotiations
Tips For Ocean Container Freight Contract Negotiations Ocean freight tendering is complicated with little standardization, but there are ways shippers can succeed and not view it as such an onerous process. By Gary Chisamore | Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Published American Shipper Magazine Shippers typically have three expiry dates for their ocean rates: year-end (for exports), spring (for...
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Silk Road Logistics Highway
China's Silk Road Logistics Highway One Belt, One Road - The Silk Road Economic Belt The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road, also known as The Belt and Road (abbreviated B&R), One Belt, One Road (abbreviated OBOR) or the Belt and Road Initiative is a development strategy and framework, proposed by Chinese paramount leader Xi Jinping that focuses on...
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New Global Trade Restrictions Will Complicate Supply Chains
New Global Trade Restrictions Will Complicate Supply Chains According to the WTO, the initiation of trade remedy investigations remained the most frequently applied measure by far, representing 72% of trade-restrictive measures and above the average share observed since 2009. According to the WTO, the initiation of trade remedy investigations remained the most frequently applied measure by...
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New Changes in Rate Management for Ocean Freight
New Changes in Rate Management for Ocean Freight How will you handle the new freight rate dynamics with the new ocean container line mergers and alliances? If you thought ocean LCL and FCL ocean freight rates along with their multiples of surcharges was overwhelming, get ready for a tsunami wave to hit you. It is rumored more mergers are forthcoming. Today, Japan’s three major...
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