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Achieving cheaper freights with European logistics companies

Customers look for appropriate logistic services as to the freight types and the suitable deadlines, but not only. They also look for some low-cost prices, too. The companies from freight forwarders association take care of the price deduction in many ways by offering shorter routes, an option for combing small packages in groupage services and many others. The optimization of the routes is one of the methods that tend to reduce the freight prices and it the main focus in international freight services. By having in mind the big number of the available means of transportation used by forwarders throughout… Read more

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Benefits of freight transportation provided by Forwarders throughout Europe

One of the main tasks international freight forwarding has is the crescent necessity of high quality in logistics services. The customers’ expectations and requirements increase all the time and European logistics association is supposed to respond to these requirements. The high quality is achieved thanks to the full customer’s awareness, the availability of detailed information about the shipment status in case of transportation of complete loads, small shipments and distribution logistics. Another factor for high quality achievement is the strict adherence to the deadlines for the delivery and offer of both: traditional and express fright. Here we will also review… Read more

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Organizing the orders by confirming the details with the customers

Prior to each shipment, the employees from the forwarders throughout Europe receive detailed information regarding the cargo and goods. This allows them to pack them properly and to organize the care for those products which require special conditions for storage or transport, such as temperature levels, humidity and so on. The proper preparation is vital for the freight forwarding services.     Here we will discuss all the basic details which the companies from the European network for transportation need to know in order to properly organizing the freight forwarding.   The type of cargo or goods – whether they… Read more

European Logistics

What kinds of challenges are modern logistics facing?

The logistics freight forwarding services are an essential part of the activities of many companies and people. With the growing demand for forwarding services due to the increasingly intensifying trade, online commerce and the mobility of the people who are moving to live, work or study in different places and countries, the expectations of the customers of these services are growing too. This is not the only challenge which the freight forwarders are facing today. Here we will take a closer look at the technologies which are being implemented in logistics for faster freight forwarding services, as well as the… Read more

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Utilizing drones for storage and for regional deliveries – another innovation in the activities of the European freight forwarders

Following the long-distance freight forwarding, the final stage of each shipment is from the central or regional office to the end destination. This is the stage in which the use of drones has been widely discussed recently. The international freight forwarders consider every new technology as potentially useful when it can be used for shortening the delivery time and lowering the prices for the services. The drones can also be used in the warehouses of the freight forwarders which also can help improve the speed and limit the need for personnel which again helps reduce the final price for the… Read more

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Cargo anti-theft measures

The volumes of the cargo being forwarded to different European destinations by the freight forwarders association are very large.  Apart from the growing number of services provided to the customers, such as door-to-door deliveries, cross-docking and in the near future, the use of drones for local deliveries, the forwarders throughout Europe are striving to prevent the cases of theft of goods and cargo during the forwarding. These occurrences are very rare, but still, they are very unpleasant for both the forwarders as well as for the customers.   Both inexpensive and precious loads become objects of theft Until recently, it… Read more

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Introduction to logistics – here are some basic concepts

Many of the retailers, distributors and other customers use the services provided by the freight forwarders Europe. And many others will be using their logistics services in the future. Since some of the terms used in logistics may not be quite clear for the existing and future customers of this type of service, we from the international freight forwarders network offer a brief overview of the basic concepts which our customers need to know when using our professional services.   Logistics and groupage lines In the cases when the customer needs a transport service for their goods from one European… Read more

Export procedures

Export procedures for goods from the EU

Certain goods which are being transported by the European logistics association need to have an export license when being forwarded. Also, specific procedures need to be adhered to during their export. The experts from IFA are experienced in getting the licensing and permits necessary for the export of certain goods from one country to another and are familiar will the procedures for its receipt as well as the specifics for their export.   Export procedures for the EU Most European countries are members of the EU, which is why the freight forwarding companies follow the required procedure for their export… Read more

Incoterms or International Commercial

Incoterms are used for defining the responsibilities of the customers and sellers

Incoterms are used for the preparation of international freight forwarding of goods and cargo by the freight forwarders Europe for commercial purposes. These rules are defined by the International Chamber of Commerce. It is essential to know all these terms as well as the basic conditions in order to formulate the contractual agreement, the terms and conditions of selling and buying properly. These terms allow for precise definition of the responsibilities of both parties involved in a commercial deal, as well as the ownership of the goods in different geographical regions.     All parties involved in the commercial deal,… Read more

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The importance of logistics for the supply chain

Supply chains are an integral part of the modern production. They are used for the transport of raw materials, returning finished products and for the exchange of money and data. The logistic provided by international freight forwarding is the primary means of transporting raw materials as well as for the return of finished products when recycling is needed or for other reasons.  Many raw materials are transported from one country to another which is done by the forwarders throughout Europe.   Storage as part of the supply chain The companies from the international freight forwarders network offer storage services in… Read more

Export procedures EU

Export procedures for goods from the EU

Certain goods which are being transported by the European logistics association need to have an export license when being forwarded. Also, specific procedures need to be adhered to during their export. The experts from IFA are experienced in getting the licensing and permits necessary for the export of certain goods from one country to another and are familiar will the procedures for its receipt as well as the specifics for their export.   Export procedures for the EU Most European countries are members of the EU, which is why the freight forwarding companies follow the required procedure for their export… Read more

tendencies for 2018 in the logistics business

The tendencies for 2018 in the logistics business

Logistics is inextricably linked to business. Here are several tendencies for 2018 which are expected to improve the efficiency of the freight forwarding service this year: An increase of the profits from omnichannel supply Omnichannel supply will continue to play a significant role in the international freight services and the forwarding services will be organized in a new way. By analyzing the prices of the services in depth the network of freight forwarders will not only decrease the price for the customers but will find ways to improve the shipment organization to achieve greater profits. Utilization of Cloud services Cloud… Read more

Supply chain management

Supply chain management

Supply chains cover the entire movement of the goods to the customers and include the transport and storage of the raw materials, as well as the forwarding and storage of the ready products. The International freight forwarders work together for creating interconnected networks for product supply and delivery which are in demand by the end customers of each supply chain.   Definition for supply chain management The definition of this type of management includes the planning, the implementation and control of all activities in the supply chain. The goal is to create a competitive infrastructure for the international freight services… Read more

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Freight forwarders Europe are not simply forwarders but also partners and assistants for their customers

The timely and proper forwarding of goods and cargos is essential for any business. It is crucial for timely delivery of goods and cargo in good condition. During the forwarding services provided by the European network for logistics all aspects of the service including the packaging, loading and the transport itself is treated with special attention and car. This leads to the high quality services for all customers of IFA and care for their goods and cargo, no matter whether they are big retailers or private individuals with personal shipments.   What the companies from the international forwarders network can… Read more

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What the companies from the international forwarders network can offer

The unification of the separate forwarding companies in one united European network of freight forwarders allows for constant communication and cooperation among them. This allows for much faster reactions when the forwarding of goods to various European destinations is required.   If the companies providing forwarding service do not work together this can lead to a number of problems and differences among them. This can lower the quality of forwarding services provided. The companies from the European network for transportation are in constant contact among each other when they need to transport cargo at longer distances with loading and reloading as… Read more

Reducing freight forwarding costs

Reducing freight forwarding costs is a major goal of all modern businesses

Many companies rely on logistics services for their business. Since freight forwarding is a part of modern business it is not surprising that one major goal for the businesses is lowering the costs for these services. There are several ways which such a reduction of the costs can be achieved by the international freight services. These include: optimizing the inventories and storage services as well as improvement of the branches of the companies and better cooperation with the suppliers.     Optimization of the accounting operations and the reporting The optimization of the accounting operations and the reporting helps improve… Read more

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The services of the packaging companies facilitates the forwarding services as well as the safe transport of cargo and goods

Proper packing of the goods prior to transporting them is essential to protect them from dust and dirt when transported in open vehicles and from damage such as scratching or breaking during the transport. There is suitable packing for different types of goods and cargo. The companies from the international freight forwarders network rely on professional packaging companies in order to provide better and more efficient services.     The specialized packaging companies provide a number of advantages The companies which work in the packaging business have the necessary experience and knowledge regarding the various types of packaging used for… Read more

European Green logistics

The European network for logistics is taking all precautions to reduce environmental pollution by using third party suppliers

The global aspiration for lowering the environmental pollution is crucial for establishing and maintaining a healthy and friendly environment. The international freight forwarders are contributing to his cause by using third party suppliers for their services.   The pollution resulting from each and every delivery made is mainly due to the fuel which is consumed in the process For the logistics companies in the international freight forwarders association the forwarding and the timely delivery of goods and cargos to various European destinations is an essential part of their activities. This is the reason why striving towards “green” logistics includes reducing… Read more

Cross docking for quick delivery of fresh produce

The increasing demand for fresh produce has placed new challenges for the logistics business

The number of middle class people is constantly growing due to the increased mobility options as well as wider choices for better paying jobs. This has led to a tendency for improved purchasing power and a greater demand for fresh produce as compared to frozen products.  The freight forwarders Europe are working on adding more vehicles for the transport of fresh products which can maintain suitable temperatures and conditions for the products during the shipment.     The main producers of fresh vegetables and fruit in Europe Fruits and vegetables are among the top purchased products in Europe due to… Read more

driverless vehicles for European logistics

The use of driverless vehicles for European logistics – pros and cons

Driverless vehicles which use the combination between data from the road maps and the data from the vehicle sensors to get from one destination to another are already a fact. Most people associate this innovation with Google’s self-driving cars which work by implementing the road map and traffic data. They are made and function based on the SLAM principle meaning: simultaneous location and mapping.   In the future these types of vehicles will be used not only for helping visually impaired people and others to drive from one place to another, but also for other transport purposes including for logistics,… Read more