Fastway Couriers acquired by Aramex

Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transport services has today announced its acquisition of Fastway Couriers, a leading courier service provider headquartered in New Zealand with a major market presence in Australia. To read the full press release from Fastway Click Here
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The 4 Rs (and 1 G) of Selecting and Managing 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) Service Providers

Selecting and managing 3rd party logistics (3PL) service providers is one of the most important roles of any Logistics Manager – particularly those managing outsourced logistics activities such as international freight forwarding, warehousing and domestic transportation. The number of potential service providers is endless and the cost of these services represents a significant portion of […]
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3PL Service Provider Directory Now Available

We are proud to announce the launch of our new directory for 3rd party logistics (3PL) service providers. Our aim is to provide 3rd party logistics (3pl) service providers with a cost effective way to reach their target market – those in the logistics and supply chain industries that use their services on a daily basis. Listing […]
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Will UberCARGO disrupt the 3PL industry like it has the taxi industry?

We have all heard about the Uber phenomenon that is currently disrupting the taxi industry around the world by providing a low cost and more technologically savvy option to the traditional taxi network. On the 7th of January, the Uber Blog announced that UberCARGO had been launched in Hong Kong. UberCARGO is described as: “The same […]
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Understanding Customs Clearance Costs

As is the case with International Freight Forwarding Costs, there are a myriad of fees being charged by the customs broking companies. Apart from the universally accepted Agency Fee which represents the professional service fee to determine the correct duty rate, to create and lodge the customs entry and to coordinate the delivery of the […]
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Understanding International Freight Forwarding Costs

The task of comparing international freight costs has become increasingly more difficult. When undertaking this task it is important to ensure that all components of the overall cost are taken into account. For Sea Freight shipments, comparing only the base rate may prove a costly error. In many cases the combined value of the most […]
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Understanding 3rd Party Logistics Service Provider Costs

The complexity of comparing the competitiveness of one 3rd Party Logistics Service Provider’s costs against another will vary depending on the type of service that is being provided. Logistics costs can broadly be categorised under the following headings: International Freight Forwarding Customs Clearance Warehousing and Transportation Before being able to effectively evaluate these costs it […]
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