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Drive Warehouse Efficiency the Smart Way

Drive Warehouse Efficiency the Smart Way

Feb. 17 | Amit Maheshwari, CEO of Softlink Global As a freight forwarder or a logistics service provider you may be grappling with managing your warehousing operations effectively. This may be due to little emphasis on the choice of technology to manage warehousing...

Knock-on Effects

Knock-on Effects

Feb. 2 | The Philippine economy performed below expectations in 2018. Gross domestic product grew by only 6.2% in the past year, slower than the government’s target growth range of between 6.5 and 6.9%.   The government itself has conceded that record inflation...

Improve Productivity and Drive Growth with Strong Modern ERP

Improve Productivity and Drive Growth with Strong Modern ERP

Feb. 2 | Amit Maheshwari, CEO of Softlink Global The future of the logistics industry is looking quite positive. Logistics companies should not miss out on the opportunities to take advantage of this positive drift. But sustained growth of logistics companies...

New PH Rules on Customs Audit and Prior Disclosure

New PH Rules on Customs Audit and Prior Disclosure

Jan. 29 | IT’s been more than 2 years since the passage of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) and finally, the new rules on Post Clearance Audit (PCA) and Prior Disclosure Program (PDP) have been issued through Customs Administrative Order (CAO)...

Back on the Cold Chain

Back on the Cold Chain

Jan. 20 | These past few weeks I’ve seen many posts on social media about farmers up in the north having to throw away their harvest—truckloads of carrots, in this instance —because they can’t sell them. Oversupply, they say.   The same story was on...

Thinking Beyond Automation

Thinking Beyond Automation

Jan. 20 | Automation in the freight and logistics business is something that simply needs to be done. The question that needs to be considered is how to evaluate and extract the maximum benefits from the technology. So what are the things you need to consider when...

Cargo damage liability of arrastre operator and carrier

Cargo damage liability of arrastre operator and carrier

Jan. 14 | Sometime in April 1995, Nich Corp shipped to Universe Motors [UM] 219 packages containing 120 units of brand new pick-up trucks, without engine, tires and batteries, on board the S/S “Cagayan” from Japan to Manila. The shipment was insured with Phil...

Liberating

Liberating

Jan. 6 | My girlfriend has always been interested in art. She’s been following illustrators and painters on social media, and we’ve gone to a handful of exhibits, but not enough, I’ll admit.   Three years ago she decided to pursue it as a hobby. She’s...

Where Logistics Companies Stand in Global Digitalization

Where Logistics Companies Stand in Global Digitalization

Jan. 6 | As the global logistics sector makes its way doggedly towards digitalization there are still disparity in levels even within the industry.  The growth of the logistics industry depends on its ability to respond swiftly to the supply chain demands. The...

IATA e-AWB Readiness Checklist

IATA e-AWB Readiness Checklist

Dec. 25 | Last Dec 3, I wrote about the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announcement which makes the electronic Air Waybill (e-AWB) the default contract of carriage for air cargo shipments on enabled trade lanes starting Jan 1, 2019.   In order...
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