Monthly Archives: June 2016

eAWB 360 training comes to Chicago

On June 16th, Cargo Network Services, the US arm of IATA, held a training session in Chicago to educate forwarders on the benefits of using e-AWB (electronic air waybills) for their shipments. eAWB is being pushed globally by IATA because they believe that it will not only speed air cargo through the supply chain but… Read more »

Amazon Dives Deeper into Freight Forwarding

In an effort to reduce shipping costs globally, Amazon.com Inc. is entering the freight forwarding business. After registering with the Federal Maritime Commission to arrange ocean cargo in November 2015 and leasing cargo planes in March, they are now currently looking to hire trucking fleets and license technology that can plan shipping routes among their… Read more »

Logistics Mergers Add Value In Current Market

According to the Wall Street Journal, several logistics companies are looking for mergers and buyers as a slow shipping season continues. As BDP International and Pilot Freight Services are both looking for buyers it is a signal that other mid size firms may too be exploring options. Due to the unpredictability of the transportation market,… Read more »