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Freight Forwarding, Shipping & Logistics [UPDATED 2024]

Welcome to the TFG freight forwarding, shipping and logistics hub. Moving goods and services from A to B has become complex, as supply chains have grown longer and fragmented. Whether you’re transporting goods, or learning about supply chains, warehousing, transportation and packaging, we’ve got you covered.

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Video web featured Richard Watts 1 VIDEO | End of the Big Boat Era: Why demurrage, Incoterms and contractual obligations are more important than you think To help demystify some of the greatest challenges facing the shipping and freight forwarding industry today, Trade Finance Global (TFG)’s Deepesh Patel spoke with Director of HR Maritime, Richard Watts.
RELEASED | Final KTDDE report: ICC DSI’s 18 month journey to harmonise trade documents RELEASED | Final KTDDE report: ICC DSI’s 18 month journey to harmonise trade documents The ICC DSI has released their final KTDDE report, finishing their harmonisation of 36 key trade documents.
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Shipping Rules Guide

A basic 16 page shipping rules guide, including the latest updates to the Incoterms® 2020 Rules, to be used in conjunction with The International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) new book, INCOTERMS® 2020.

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Freight Forwarding Frequently Asked Questions

Should I use a freight forwarder if I know very little about logistics?

When people are not comfortable about shipping logistics, it is sometimes easier to use a freight forwarder. Their services vary and they can assist in improving efficiency both in relation to cost and time, as they are able to consolidate smaller shipments. They can also assist in your navigation around the rules when considering a voyage that you are not familiar with.

How do I choose a freight forwarder?

It might be important to ask the following questions in this scenario:

Are they a member of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) and so covered by freight liability insurance?
Have they worked with clients similar to you and do they have experience with similar products?
Do they work in the same countries you are shipping in?
Are their expertise restricted to a number of countries?
Can they handle multiple transport methods?

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Latest News

24May

VIDEO | End of the Big Boat Era: Why demurrage, Incoterms and contractual obligations are more important than you think

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To help demystify some of the greatest challenges facing the shipping and freight forwarding industry today, Trade Finance Global (TFG)’s… Read More →

24Apr

RELEASED | Final KTDDE report: ICC DSI’s 18 month journey to harmonise trade documents

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The ICC DSI has released their final KTDDE report, finishing their harmonisation of 36 key trade documents…. Read More →

22Apr

New sustainability approaches in shipping: Strategies for decarbonising the industry

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The maritime industry, often seen as a major contributor to pollution, is under increasing pressure to adopt sustainable practices…. Read More →

18Apr

PIL becomes member of DCSA, furthering shipping digitalisation 

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Pacific International Lines (PIL) has become a member of the non-profit organisation, Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), to promote standardisation… Read More →

11Apr

WTO’s “Global Trade Outlook and Statistics” report indicates positive movement amid challenges

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Discover the latest insights on global trade, including the positive outlook for real incomes and the recovery of tradable goods… Read More →

09Apr

Enigio’s trace:original eBL approved by IG P&I

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Enigio has announced that the International Group of P&I Clubs (IG P&I) has approved trace:original, facilitating the issuance of eBLs…. Read More →

08Feb

What is Just-in-Time delivery? The evolution and impact of JIT

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Discover how Just-in-Time Delivery can benefit your business & suppliers. Get insights into its core mechanics & implementation strategies…. Read More →

24Jan

Choosing the right Incoterm: Ex Works (EXW) vs. FCA

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Get your import & export processes right by understanding the key elements of Incoterms, Ex Works (EXW), common mistakes &… Read More →

19Jan

Not just the Red Sea: Panama Canal crossings down 36%

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A prolonged drought beginning last year has led to a 36% reduction in ship crossings at the Panama Canal, a… Read More →

18Dec

Shipping firms pause Red Sea routes after vessel attacks

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Maersk announced a temporary halt on Friday to all container shipments through the Red Sea. This decision was soon followed… Read More →

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