(Alex Lennane – The Loadstar)
Mid-sized forwarders are waiting for carriers or associations to propel them into e-freight as they remain uncertain about the benefits, The Loadstar has learned.
While the large multinationals are, for the most part, ready to send electronic documents, and many smaller forwarders, through the collaboration between WIN and Champ, now have a platform through which to enable e-cargo, there is some concern that medium-sized forwarders have yet to embrace an electronic future.
“Multinationals are taking care of themselves, and some of the mid-size ones are following that approach – but others are waiting,” said Felix Keck, managing director Champ Cargosystems, Germany. “Everyone who does something about e-freight does the right thing – but it is very, very slow.” Read more here.
Date: April 4, 2013