posts tagged with Freight

Mode Shift in Freight Transportation

master_dm_13_005_00_03_07_088_160-110-3-modif.jpg Have you ever heard of “mode shift” in the shipping context?

It refers to the change in the type of transportation used to move your shipments around. Mode shift is a trend that is often on the agenda at transportation conferences as many shippers choose ocean freight forwarding rather than air cargo freight for intercontinental transportation. The decrease in international air freight market share has been illustrated by FedEx Chairman Fred Smith at various events (see attached picture). While selecting ocean transportation might make sense for the majority of goods for economic reasons, one could wonder whether shipping more high value healthcare products by sea is similarly justified.

Consultant data suggests...

Get ready for the (next) Asian trade revolution

Picture_1.jpg.jpeg When I moved to Asia in 1994, the most common shipment was electronics.

Think big and expensive. The first, mass-produced PCs were spreading like wildfire, and innovations like the “personal communicator” – dubbed “bricks” due to their size and weight – were starting to take off.

I vividly remember those days. Around five years earlier, I’d been involved in the FedEx purchase of Asia’s Flying Tigers airlines, which as far back as the 1940s was known by its tagline – “We haul anything anywhere.” It was a critical acquisition for us because it gave us the air rights and the authority to connect Asia globally.

But there was a much different tiger on the scene by the time...

Superior Networks Deliver Game-Changing Solutions

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Our customers’ expectations and needs evolve constantly, and so must we. The Roman statesman Marcus Aurelius summed it up best: “Nothing happens without change.” That’s why our operating companies relentlessly adjust their networks to meet traffic flows and levels. Each network is discrete so it can optimize its business without compromise. Hence our competitive advantage of speed and flexibility: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight are superior networks with industry-leading service levels. Superior networks translate into superior solutions for customers. That’s real value.

Our New Tool Makes It Easy to Determine Your LTL Freight Class

master_k07775.jpg Shipping is just one part of running your small business, so you need to keep it simple. Yet necessary tasks like determining your less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipment’s classification number can be difficult and time-consuming. But not anymore, thanks to the new LTL freight classification tool from FedEx Freight.

FedEx Trade Networks: Global Freight Forwarding

FedEx Trade Networks is the global freight forwarding arm of FedEx. We provide global transportation solutions under the powerful FedEx brand.

Every shipment is different. FedEx Trade Networks offers a powerful combination of expertise, innovation and customer service to meet customer needs, whether they ship via ocean, air or land. The freight forwarding industry is a $172 billion market that is very fragmented amongst freight forwarders. We can provide a cost effective freight forwarding solution providing coverage in major international markets and trade lanes with flexible carrier schedules...