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 […]

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 […]

Pareto Principle in Container Shipping

Over 100 years ago, Italian economist and sociologist Vilfredo Pareto noticed a few recurring distribution patterns, which led him to discover that 80% of results come from 20% of causes. This phenomenon was called the Pareto Principle or the ’80/20 Rule’. The 80/20 distribution patterns are so universal, that they apply practically everywhere, for example: […]