Networks offer independent freight forwarders leverage

By: | Issue #661 | at 03:46 PM | Channel(s): Logistics  

Networks offer independent freight forwarders leverage

Freight forwarding networks have become an essential feature in doing business for the independent freight forwarder.

During the past two decades, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of “networks” for independent freight forwarders. While not a mainstream topic in logistics circles, networks are increasingly becoming a business fixture for independent freight forwarders whose competition is now more often with transnational-logistics entities like Panalpina, Kuehne & Nagel, Ceva, or XPO Logistics rather than other forwarders. Even global integrators like UPS, FedEx and DHL represent competition to the independent freight forwarder.

With so many larger competitors circling like sharks, ready at a moment’s notice to take a chunk out of their business, forwarders have gravitated to the concept of leveraging their industry through networks…

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American Journal of Transportation