The Art of Spreadsheeting: How Shipping Lines Complicate Shipping (Part 2)

by Marcin Zarzecki, CEO of Quotiss This is the second part of the article, which covers the numerous errors in the rates distributed by the shipping lines. In the first article, I illustrated that there is a clear lack of the unified standard across the carriers and even within the same carrier different offices use different […]

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The Art of Spreadsheeting: How Shipping Lines Complicate Shipping (Part 1)

by Marcin Zarzecki, CEO of Quotiss There are many good things one can say about container shipping lines, but they are also very well known for sending very complex and unstructured rate sheets. During my time in Maersk, where I spent over 10 years in sales, I was often struggling with the challenges of the […]

The Dollar Value of Technology in Logistics

Every freight forwarder knows that the logistics industry is mostly driven by the price. In such a highly competitive market, any opportunity to improve profit margins should not be missed. Technology can significantly improve efficiencies internally, resulting in greater profitability. These improvements mostly come from the reduction of manual processes –  time-consuming and error-prone. For […]

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Freight Ratesheets. Simplified.

It’s not a secret, that when it comes to shipping and logistics, there is a lot of potential for optimization. Freight forwarders have to deal with the enormous complexity of the freight ratesheets they receive from their suppliers. Most of the freight quote requests are still handled via email in MS Excel, Word, or even a […]

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Freight Forwarders Deserve Better Tools

The most popular computer software in all freight forwarding companies around the world is undoubtedly Microsoft Excel. Released in 1985, Excel became a superstar tool, helping businesses become more efficient. Its advanced formulas turned manual processes that took weeks to complete into something that takes only a few hours. Today, the situation has changed. In […]

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Why Do Freight Rates Change So Often?

In the previous post “Pricing Challenge in Container Shipping” we mentioned that it’s not easy to structure freight tariffs and send instant freight quotes. The reason being the high complexity of the transportation costs: up to 25 variable charges plus the overall rate volatility caused by the supply and demand imbalance. Looking at the whole end to […]