Author Archive for Rick Mettetal

#1 Way to Save on Global Forwarding

Want a quick “win” in global forwarding costs? Look at ocean cargo consolidation (less than container load, or LCL). It enables you to take the best advantage of space. But you’ll need to work with a forwarder that has specific LCL capabilities to get the greatest possible savings. The third party logistics (3PL) provider you choose with LCL capabilities will combine complementary freight from multiple shippers into a single container. The idea is to use […]

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Top 3 Things Shippers Ask About Global Freight Consolidation

Small companies, and large ones that have high-value cargo, can’t always hold freight long enough to fill an ocean container or cargo plane. In these cases, they may choose a global freight consolidation option to achieve their goals. But how do you know whether global freight consolidation could be a good option for your global supply chain strategy? Consider the answers to these three frequently asked questions to decide if it’s a good opportunity for […]

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