Although logistics has not been one of the first sectors to dive into digital transformation, it is now becoming more and more open to technological innovation and companies are implementing new initiatives designed to improve the efficiency and quality of their services through digitization.
Blockchain in the logistics sector
One of the technological trends becoming stronger in the sector is blockchain technology, which offers many advantages for the logistics chain. Blockchain is the technology that supports bitcoin or cryptocurrency. It is a system that allows automating transactions in a totally transparent manner and without any errors possible since […]
If we think about international trade and the principles guiding it, Incoterms or international commercial terms definitely need to be taken into account.
Created in 1936 by the International Chamber of Commerce, these terms have undergone different modifications until reaching their current version, in force since 2010, and are about to be modified again into their 2020 version, which we are about to thoroughly review in this article.
Incoterms and international trade
Incoterms were created with the aim of enabling a better understanding between the parties involved in an international trade transaction, avoiding possible misunderstandings in the event […]
As we mentioned in a previous article, freight forwarders are a key figure for international shipping, as they coordinate the entire process, acting as a mediator between importer, exporter, and carriers, working on the required formalities, and advising their clients to always find the best fit for each shipment.
The role played by freight forwarders in international shipping
Various actors are involved in international shipping: from the importer and exporter to the carrier or shipping line, but also freight forwarders.
The main difference between the carrier and the freight forwarder is the role they play in the process […]
Sustainability continues to be in the spotlight of the logistics chain. Up to 800 million tons of co2 emissions worldwide come from logistical processes, and more specifically, from maritime transport. This figure represents 2.5% of the planet’s total co2 emissions.
A wide range of regulations and goals push logistics operators to offer more sustainable solutions. Specifically, Spain plans to reduce its 336 million tons of CO2 emissions to 80 MT by 2050. At a global scale, the International Maritime Organization has imposed a new limit on sulphur emissions from maritime transport, which will enter into force next year […]