CargoSmart Seminars Prepare Freight Forwarders and NVOCCs for 2014 Advance Filing Requirements

Global security filing rules have grown increasingly more common over the last ten years. Although most of the rules require filings 24 hours before loading or departure at the port of load, the actual filing requirements differ from country to country. Who is responsible to file? When are the filings due? How are penalties assessed? What is the impact to your shipment process and your clients?

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CargoSmart Hosts Webinars on Managing the Impact of Japan’s Advance Filing Rule

CargoSmart recently hosted a series of live seminars in Chicago, Jersey City, and Los Angeles with Japan Customs and Nippon Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System, Inc. (NACCS Center) to update and educate NVOCCs about Japan Customs’ new Advance Filing Rule (AFR).

CargoSmart is now pleased to announce a series of webinars that will introduce AFR and share how you can prepare your staff and your customers for the new filing requirement. We will also share questions and answers collected at our previous in-person events.

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5 IT Strategies to Optimize Global Route Management

In June, CargoSmart hosted a seminar on global route management strategies during a U.S. road show through Chicago, Jersey City, and Los Angeles.

During the seminar, American Shipper presented on market trends including fluctuating vessel capacity, increased skipped sailings, and changing ocean carrier alliances, all of which can make managing your global routes even more complex. To address these challenges, CargoSmart presented IT strategies shippers can implement to minimize transportation costs and improve communications throughout your supply chain.

Here are five ways to improve your global route management:

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CargoSmart Sponsors the 2013 Freight Forwarding China Conference

CargoSmart is proud to be a sponsor of the 2013 Freight Forwarding China Conference and Supply Chain Forum that will be held in Shanghai on September 5-6. Organized by JCtrans and Transport Logistics, the conference will focus on the latest industry trends in freight forwarding and supply chain management.

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Adopting an IT Solution is the Way Forward for NVOCCs

Delivering exceptional service is vital to win over clients

In July 2013, Ivan Hui, head of business development in Asia Pacific for CargoSmart, shared his views on the non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) market in Cargonews Asia.

NVOCCs are facing unprecedented challenges due to frequently changing rates and schedules. New vessel deliveries and unfavourable economic conditions around the globe are causing ocean carriers to use a variety of means to soften the overcapacity situation. One of their short-term strategies is sailing cancellations. Read More…