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Combined Transport
17. March 2021

Combined Transport: Development, Challenges, Digitization

Sea freight, air freight and truck are typical modes of transport in logistics and each mode of transport has its advantages and disadvantages. To take advantage of each, it makes sense to combine them. This brings us to the topic of "combined transport”.

EXW FOB
11. March 2021

Incoterms – EXW and FOB in Comparison

FOB and EXW are frequently used Incoterms in transport logistics. But what exactly do we mean by FOB and EXW and what actually are Incoterms? The term Incoterms stands for International Commercial Terms and refers to the terms of delivery commonly used in international trade.

1. March 2021

Container handling 2020: Comparison of the three busiest ports in Europe

In a year as challenging as 2020, Europe's three busiest ports also experienced a "corona shock" at the beginning of the year. Nevertheless, they were still able to make up a lot of ground in the second half of the year.

Brexit
25. February 2021

Brexit – changed customs regulations and impact on logistics

Almost two months have passed since the end of the Brexit transition period. A brief review: On 24th December, the EU and the United Kingdom agreed on a trade and cooperation agreement after months of negotiations.

Supply Chain
18. February 2021

Building supply chain resilience – what it means and why it matters

The Corona pandemic has brought the topic of supply chain resilience back into sharp focus. Border closures, missing employees and disrupted supply chains are just a few of the examples that led to massive disruptions in logistics. In addition, hoarding, purchasing restrictions and closures in some areas repeatedly led to severe disruptions in demand.

16. February 2021

The Visibility Paradox

When buying stuff online, we are pretty used to receiving an instant order confirmation and a neat little track & trace link. Unfortunately, things run quite differently when it comes to handling global logistics processes across many players and company boundaries. B2B shipping remains a black box for most of those involved.

Euro-pallet
4. February 2021

Euro-pallet turns 60 years old

Widely used, practical and easy to manufacture: The Euro pallet. This year, the Europool pallet (or Euro-pallet for short) celebrates its 60th birthday. To mark the occasion, we would like to take a closer look at what at first appears to be an inconspicuous wooden construction. The idea was born 60 years ago when the demands for a uniform shape became louder and louder.

Tracking & Tracing
3. February 2021

Track and Trace: More transparency for supply chain management

Track & Trace is no longer a foreign word to us all. But what exactly is it all about? What requirements should a good track & trace system meet? With a Track & Trace or Tracking and Tracing system, the status of a shipment can be tracked and monitored both before and after delivery. If, for example, a shipment has not reached the consignee, it is easy to check what its last location was.

Chinese New Year
2. February 2021

10 Facts about Chinese New Year

In one week, on 12th February the Chinese New Year will begin. This not only means holidays in China, but also impacts on logistics worldwide. Below we have compiled a few interesting facts about China's traditional holidays.

Freight rates
20. January 2021

Container shortages and surging freight rates

Freight rates have been rising steadily for months. This is mainly due to the current container shortages. But back to the beginning, how did the container shortages actually come about? There are several factors that have contributed to the container shortages. The main reason is COVID-19.

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