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  • As the volume of global trade increases, so does the environmental impact associated with the transportation of goods over long distances. Sustainable practices in cross-border logistics are therefore becoming increasingly important in Freight Forwarding: they are not only crucial for reducing CO2 emissions, but also for ensuring a sustainable global supply chain in the long term. In our blog article, we present various ways in which companies can act more sustainably in the international movement of goods.

  • Global goods movements reflect the complexity and dynamics of contemporary trade. However, the resulting fluctuating market prices also pose challenges for transportation companies. Especially in volatile times, when freight rates are strongly influenced by external factors such as seasonal peaks, political events, economic changes or supply chain adjustments, an approach that enables both market-driven pricing and transparency pays off. Sebastian Glenschek, Head of Sales at Hermes International, explains how this approach works and discusses the role played by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI).

  • In cross-border logistics, the ability to transport goods cost-efficiently, quickly and sustainably from origin to destination is crucial. With intermodal transport management that strategically links modes of transportation such as rail, water, air and road, companies can meet complex supply chain requirements. By combining the respective advantages, an intelligent transport system is created that harmonizes ecological and economic efficiency. In our latest article on the blog, we discuss the advantages of intermodal transport management and explain which technologies support the seamless integration of different modes of transportation.

  • Coordinating and monitoring international supply chains and cross-border logistics is a challenge. Freight forwarders need to deal with different customs regulations, trade agreements and laws, while at the same time demands for environmentally friendly and sustainable transport solutions are rising. Freight forwarding is therefore increasingly using technology in order to simplify and streamline processes: Digital transformation has significantly changed the way goods are moved. We discuss how the different areas of freight management can be optimized with the help of digital solutions.