Specificities of Freight Management

Linda James, Logistics Tech Outlook | Friday, April 23, 2021

Sustainable development criteria are increasingly being incorporated into freight management service providers' transit planning. This factor may introduce some restrictive measures on operations by competent administrations, in contrast to the demonstrated financial savings obtained.

FREMONT, CA :-Freight management is a concept used in the transportation and logistics industries to describe the various human and material resources used to transport goods. These are placed in place by various industry participants to maximize the various stages of goods transportation. The term refers to all activities that occur between the time goods are loaded at the client's warehouse, and the time they are received by the freight forwarder. Subcontractors and other intermediaries are often needed to improve the transit process's performance.

The constraints of traceability, delivery and storage of goods are all part of freight management. Besides, freight management encompasses customs formalities related to foreign trade. For the smooth execution of the several stages involved, the operation necessitates meticulous and detailed planning. Mission performance necessitates continuous transit monitoring and excellent coordination among the various stakeholders.

Sustainable development criteria are increasingly being incorporated into freight management service providers' transit planning. This factor may introduce some restrictive measures on operations by competent administrations, in contrast to the demonstrated financial savings obtained. Access restrictions to some metropolitan areas, for example, can obstruct the efficient delivery of products.

The Specificities of Freight Management

Freight management comprises a wide variety of logistics issues in the transportation industry.The following points can be anticipated and elaborated on to help construct a rigorous and effective organization:

  • Flexibility in terms of the nature of the goods to be transported: hazardous materials, thermo-sensitive products, live animals, and high-value items;
  • Compliance with regulations governing goods protection, health risks, and transit authorization in a given territory;
  • Proposal of a comprehensive deal covering all aspects of freight: order planning, expedition organization, transit verification, and execution, invoicing;
  • Provide feedback based on performance reports produced during various transit procedures.

The Various Stakeholders in Freight Management

Freight management necessitates the participation of various partners, depending on the mode of transportation. Certain roles are exclusive to a particular industry, while all industries share others.

For freight forwarders and customs brokers, the situation is as follows:

Maritime Field: Shipowners, tugboat owners, traders, maritime companies, shipping agencies.

Rail and Road Transportation: Carriers, truckers, forwarding agents, leasing agents.

Air Transportation: Sales companies, handling agencies, shippers, and air freight specialists.

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