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Intermodal transport in Europe

Transportation Strategy

Developing an Efficient and Cost-Effective Transportation Strategy

An effective transportation strategy not only lowers operating costs for freight forwarders but helps increase their customer base. Adopting good practices and developing innovative solutions help increase efficiency so that businesses gain competitive advantage. Choice of Transport The first step to developing an effective strategy is learning more about different modes – rail, road, air, and sea. The choice of a transportation mode depends on factors such as timing, distance, location, cost, and types of goods to be shipped. Sea and rail transport, for example, are resource-efficient modes to ship large cargo across long distances and at a lower cost…. Read more

Integrated transport

Why Intermodal transport has become such a popular shipment service in recent years

Intermodal transport has become increasingly popular among the member companies of IFA and other companies providing international freight forwarding services. More companies from the freight forwarders association are utilizing intermodal transport because it decreases the price and the time for international freight forwarding shipments. It also is a way to enhance green logistics and decrease the carbon footprint of the list of logistics companies from the International Forwarding Association. So, what exactly is intermodal transport? Intermodal transport in Europe is the forwarding and transport of goods and cargo without actually handling them when the transport modes are changed. For each… Read more

International Forwarding Association

Active measures against cargo theft

With the ever-increasing globalization, the volume of goods and cargo being forwarded by the International Forwarding Association has been increasing steadily as well. Unfortunately, the risk of theft of cargo has also been increasing, and every year millions of tons of oil, chemicals, and other cargo have been lost into the black market due to theft of Sea freight in Europe and around the world. Also, thefts of cargo from the trucks of the freight forwarders have also led to substantial losses for the customers of the international freight forwarders. Recent reports of cargo being stolen show a worrying tendency… 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

Intermodal logistics

Intermodal logistics in Europe

The intermodal logistics solutions are very easily achievable in the modern freight forwarding sphere, especially given the close cooperation between the freight forwarders Europe for ensuring shorter routes at more attractive prices for the customers. Intermodal logistics have a great benefit for our society as well – due to the shorter routes and the optimized transport with the help of two or more types of transport – significant fuel economy is achieved.   The connectivity of the transport networks is essential for intermodal logistics Excellent connectivity and communications within the transport network is essential for providing efficient intermodal transport, which… Read more

transport of home appliances and electronics

International transport of home appliances and electronics

Home appliances and other electrical appliances being transported include devices which we all use on a daily basis. With the growing development and production of new electrical appliances and equipment, the need of forwarding them to the customers throughout Europe is growing.  In order to meet this growing demand, the network of freight forwarders offers groupage services and distribution logistics for the home appliances and other electrical devices.   Suitable forwarding solutions for the manufacturers of home appliances and electrical devices The member companies of the European logistics association can ensure quick and safe forwarding solutions for the manufacturers and… Read more

transport and storage

Connected solutions – automated and integrated transport and storage systems

Automating the logistics activities helps safe time and resources. This is why the international freight forwarders utilize automated systems which provide timely information and allow for the management of the shipments and the stocks in store at all times.   Automating cargo handling and shipments Being a dynamically developing business, logistics relies on automation in order to cover the management of the entire data flow related to the handling and forwarding of the goods. The European logistics network relies on modern software systems for information processing related to the handling of the logistics services, including: GPS systems Platforms for route… Read more

intermodal transportation services

The benefits of air transport and of combining intermodal transportation services

Along with the other types of transportation, air transport is becoming more and more significant.  This is the fastest way to transport your goods with the international freight forwarders. This is the preferred transportation solution for goods which need to reach to customers, distributors or partners fast.   The globalisation of the trade between the European countries is a factor for the increasing popularity of air transport for freight forwarding   The globalisation is creating increasingly favourable conditions for international commerce. The freights forwarded by the network of freight forwarders are growing, because of the growing intensity of European trade…. Read more

combined transport

Benefits of using combined transport for freight forwarding in Europe

Multimodal transport combines the advantages of the various transport types The infrastructural development in the European countries is a continuous ongoing process. It includes possibilities of using road, rail, inland waterways, sea and air transport. The European network of transport services takes advantage of each type of transport. Road transport can reach to every destination which has a road infrastructure.  The water transport is the cheapest type of all. The air transport is fastest. The combined transport services used for international freight forwarding combine the advantages of the different types of transport, by combining road and air transport or road… Read more

Logistics for small packages

Logistics for small packages

Sending small shipments is a common chore for companies and for private senders.  These packages can contain: samples, documents, personal items and others.  With the expansion of commerce and the growing mobility within Europe, it is a more common occurrence for forwarders throughout Europe to be given small shipments for forwarding, and to offer regular groupage transport service routes to different destinations in Europe.   The advantage of using the European logistics network when sending small volume packages The IFA member companies join forces for offering the best conditions and the shortest deadlines for delivering small volume shipments to different… Read more

European Logistics

Trends in the European Logistics Nowadays

New Future for the European Logistics European logistics companies struggle from the stagnation, reigning in the economical and political status quo on the continent. Immigration and regional conflicts` woes are the biggest problems of developed European countries. The region falls behind the North American and Asian fast pace economic development.   Discount Stores and Logistics The logistics pay attention to the rise of discounted stores, which are the main reason for many European and International freight services downfall.   Cheaper Oil and Higher Hopes One of the main reasons for optimistic feelings among the forwarders throughout Еurope is the falling… Read more