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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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Not all plain sailing – Three Important Functions of Marine Bills of Lading Closing a deal between an unknown buyer and seller is difficult. Add to this the cross-border element and the many different agents on the way, and trade suddenly gets complicated.
Interview: Advance Cargo Information (ACI), eBills of Lading and Single Windows TFG spoke to CargoX about their Blockchain Documentary Transfer (BDT) programme, Advanced Cargo Information and Single Windows
Can we eliminate paper from negotiable instruments and documents of title? By integrating the DLPC structure into trace:original documents, the benefits of a payment undertaking supported by BAFT’s best practices can be enjoyed while avoiding the potential drawbacks of a closed consortium.

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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.

This short page guide provides an article by article commentary on the Incoterms® 2020 Rules.

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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

26Jul

FMC creates a program to review detention and demurrage practices

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The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has created a new program that aims to review the detention and demurrage practices of… Read More →

20Jul

Is the future of humans in freight forwarding dead?

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Bill Paul, one of the most recommended Logistics Recruiter on LinkedIn, discussed the future of jobs in the Freight Forwarding… Read More →

19Jul

Not all plain sailing – Three Important Functions of Marine Bills of Lading

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Closing a deal between an unknown buyer and seller is difficult. Add to this the cross-border element and the many… Read More →

26May

Interview: Advance Cargo Information (ACI), eBills of Lading and Single Windows

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TFG spoke to CargoX about their Blockchain Documentary Transfer (BDT) programme, Advanced Cargo Information and Single Windows… Read More →

24May

TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 24th May 2021

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Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. World trade’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis hit a record high in the first… Read More →

29Apr

New electronic Bill of Lading introduced by MSC using WAVE BL’S platform

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MSC customers will be able to receive the bill of lading electronically, without any change or disruption to their day-to-day… Read More →

17Apr

Can we eliminate paper from negotiable instruments and documents of title?

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By integrating the DLPC structure into trace:original documents, the benefits of a payment undertaking supported by BAFT’s best practices can… Read More →

13Apr

Safeguards to consider when using documentary credits – Part 2

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In this second installment of my two-part article, I endeavour to consider the documentary credit from the point of view… Read More →

26Mar

Suez is not the only block to global trade

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Suez disruption – ‘The straw that breaks the camel’s back’
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19Mar

Safeguards to consider when using documentary credits

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Documentary credits are one of the oldest, most sophisticated, and safest payment instruments used in international trade. … Read More →

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