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Freight Forwarding, Shipping & Logistics [UPDATED 2023]

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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RELEASED – Trade Finance Talks – Sailing into 2023: Navigating the new year The latest issue of TFG’s Trade Finance Talks, ‘Sailing into 2023: Navigating the new year’, is out now!
Foreword – Sailing into 2023: Navigating the new year ‘Permacrisis’ was crowned word of the year by the editors of the Collins English Dictionary at the end of 2022, defined as “an extended period of instability and insecurity”. It seems an appropriate term to describe the state of global trade, finance, and supply chains as we enter 2023.
Three tech strategies for shippers in 2023 As 2023 unfolds, shippers are experiencing signs of relief from the supply chain upheaval over the past few years. U.S. container imports in December continued to close in on 2019 volumes, port delays continued to improve, the maritime capacity crunch has eased, and ocean shipping rates have approached pre-pandemic levels. 

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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

31Jan

RELEASED – Trade Finance Talks – Sailing into 2023: Navigating the new year

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The latest issue of TFG’s Trade Finance Talks, ‘Sailing into 2023: Navigating the new year’, is out now!… Read More →

31Jan

Foreword – Sailing into 2023: Navigating the new year

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‘Permacrisis’ was crowned word of the year by the editors of the Collins English Dictionary at the end of 2022,… Read More →

31Jan

Three tech strategies for shippers in 2023

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As 2023 unfolds, shippers are experiencing signs of relief from the supply chain upheaval over the past few years. U.S…. Read More →

31Jan

What to expect in the shipping industry for 2023

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Certainty has been in short supply in the world of shipping in recent years. Shippers, manufacturers, and carriers have all… Read More →

31Jan

Ecosystems within the maritime industry: the changing styles of leadership

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I remember reading a quote which has stuck in my mind ever since – “Sharing among an entire ecosystem of… Read More →

26Jan

Surecomp’s RIVO and WAVE BL partner to bolster digital trade finance solutions

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Surecomp today announced that it is partnering with WAVE BL, a blockchain-based digital platform, to further enhance digital trade finance… Read More →

22Dec

Sanctions in letters of credit: Kuvera Resources Pte Ltd and JP Morgan Chase NA

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This article was originally published on December 19 2022 by Watson Farley & Williams LLP. TFG would like to thank… Read More →

21Dec

2022 – A Year in Review with Trade Finance Global

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What a year it has been for Trade Finance Global. We took the time to review over 500 pieces of… Read More →

21Dec

PODCAST | ‘22 in 22 minutes

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There is little doubt that 2022 has been an unprecedented year and for better or for worse, there has been… Read More →

19Dec

TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 19th December 2022

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Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG: VIDEO | Updated digital trade rules: ITFA, URTEPO, and streamlining payment obligations… Read More →

About the Author

Trade Finance Global (TFG) assists companies with raising debt finance. While we can access many traditional forms of finance, we specialise in alternative finance and complex funding solutions related to international trade. We help companies to raise finance in ways that is sometimes out of reach for mainstream lenders.

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