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 […]

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 […]

What’s in Those Freight Quotes?

In freight forwarding, transparency in sales activities has never been the case. The complexity and volatility of freight rates significantly limit the visibility into what’s going on in the commercial organization on a daily basis. It is very difficult for the management team to know how many freight quotes have been sent to the clients […]

Freight Forwarders Deserve Better Tools

The Most Popular Software in Container Shipping The most popular computer program in workplaces all over 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, […]