Cargo Essays

Multimodal Transport

In its essence Multi Modal Transportation of goods means transportation of cargo from the premises of the shipper to those of the consignee, by more than one mode of transportation, under a single contract which has its evidence in form of a single multimodal transport contract. As a general rule criteria such as Speed, Safety, Reliability, Availability and Flexibility in any transportation system ensures an efficient door to door service & there by determine the quality& success of any mode…

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Shipping Market Cycles

Comments of this sort appear time and again in shipping market commentaries and they make shipping investors sound short-sighted and incompetent as they scramble to over-order ships, triggering yet another recession. But appearances can be deceptive. Despite the industry’s apparent inability to learn from history, its performance in providing transport has been excellent (see Chapter 2). If we set aside the volatility, over the last century there has been an impressive reduction in shipping costs. In 1871 it cost $11.40…

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Supply Chain Management of Burberry

Burberry’s Supply Chain involves a complex network of retailers, distributors, transporters, storage facilities and suppliers that participate in the sale, delivery and production of the brand’s unique, luxury product. Instead of shipping merchandise from the central warehouse, Burberry delivers product from factories directly to consumers, thanks to a much more efficient supply chain. This eliminates stock-out cost and improves service levels. Burberry’s back-end capabilities are critically important in its success. The brand is adept at managing the various options available…

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Freight Forwarders

A freight forwarder, forwarder, or forwarding agent, is a person or company that organizes shipments for individuals or corporations to get goods from the manufacturer or producer to a market, customer or final point of distribution. They act as an intermediary between shipper and carriers, that is between exporter and the shipping line either by air, sea, road or rail. It is not unusual that multiple carrier is needed for a single shipment. The freight forwarder responsibilities include advice on…

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