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November 3, 2019 Shipping Methods

3 Trends in the Freight Forwarding Market

For many businesses, working with a third-party shipper can save time and money. Freight forwarders arrange for shipments between manufacturers and final destination.

At AFP Global Logistics, we have over 25 years of providing freight forwarding services for companies, including international freight forwarding. This services allows businesses to focus on their products and goods, while we can offer skills and experience for a seamless logistics process.

As freight forwarders, we are supply-chain experts with industry connections and can offer integrated services. Here are three trends in the freight forwarding market. 

High Demands for Low-Cost Shipping 

The international trends for shipping include fast shipping times at lower costs. Consumers expect goods the same or next day, while manufacturers want to make sure that goods make it to market while they are still relevant. The worst-case scenario for any business is to have goods sitting in a shipping container rather than at a store or warehouse, ready to be sold. Because we have a higher volume of shipping containers, trucks, and air cargo, we can negotiate better prices within the logistics industry. At AFP, our years of work in the industry allows us to get the lowest price for shipping. We can find the most cost-effective way to move your freight. 

Integrated Freight Forwarding Services 

Part of the way that freight forwarding market services find the lowest-cost shipping is through integrated freight forwarding services. For example, a shipment might be better served by air or rail than by truckload transportation.

We offer a wide variety of logistics transportation methods and work with carriers across the industry. Our experts can evaluate which method or methods works best for your shipment.

We can also figure out whether your shipment has any additional needs, including warehouse storage and distribution or customs control of international logistics shipments. 

Ultimately, freight forwarders have the experience to know which elements of the logistics chain are best suited to your needs. We manage all of the logistics so that our customers don’t have to worry.

We are a single point of contact that allows you to have a smooth and stress-free shipping experience. We also ensure that you understand the status of your freight during its journey, utilizing the latest logistics solutions. 

New Logistics Solutions 

Many companies spend their time thinking about their products and their industry. They don’t have time to think about logistics. At AFP, we spend our time thinking about our services and our industry. That means we are always thinking about logistics, and how to improve our services.

For international logistics and air cargo, we always know the latest customs and import policy developments.

Our experts also stay current on security developments. These steps that we take means that you shipments will not be delayed. We also manage and track our shipments with digital tracking technologies, so we know where things are at all times.

As the world becomes more digital, and data and automation are used in the supply chain, we ensure that our shippers use the technology that allows freight to arrive on time and safely. 

If you’re looking for reliable and trustworthy freight forwarding services look no further than the experts at AFP Global Logistics. With over 25 years of experience providing exceptional logistics services, you can trust that your goods will be in good hands with our pros. To learn more about what we can do for you, contact us today at 800-274-1237 or via email