9:21am 11th February 2018
Like with other industries the sector of logistics has become much more involved with technology. Ships and flights can be tracked 2 hours a day and their positioning placed on maps that stream information to users. Many of the import procedures and forms in many modern ports, developed and some developing nations are now computerized as well as inspection of the contents of containers is done through advanced imaging systems. However, freight forwarders and the system that has come into existence for providing quotes has been lagging in pace when compared to the technological tools that are used in other areas of the industry as well as processes within the same business.Multiple studies have been performed by leading freight forwarders on their own business as internal studies and other studies from outside of the industry have shown a consistent result when it comes to requesting a quote for a shipment. Generally there are two reasons for the conclusions that have been reached as to why freight forwarders are generally slow in their response times. Of course not all quotes are as slow, but some of the fastest times hovered around the 45 minutes point in multiple studies with quotes for varying shipment types.