General Average or what we have learned by the Vessel Incident of the Ever Given

The Law of General Average regulates the property settlement of a major average in shipping. The blockage of the Suez Canal blockage caused by the Ever Given has brought the principle of General Average in shipping into the limelight again. A transport insurance can prevent from any damage caused by General Average.   At latest […]

Current Impairment: Container Ship Blocks Suez Canal

In the night from March 23 to 24, an unexpected incident occurred on the Suez Canal: The grounded container ship MV Ever Given, with a length of no less than 400 meters, blocked the whole waterway of the canal. There is no chance of passing through here at the moment.  Early reports mentioned technical problems […]

5 Signs That You Should Modernize Your Supply Chain Technology

To quickly identify risks and take appropriate actions to mitigate those risks, you need one hundred percent transparency across all processes in the entire supply chain. Nearly half of the 200 decision-makers surveyed in a recent logistics study fully agree that supply chain transparency is essential for managing and mitigating risks.   The Corona pandemic […]

5 COVID-19 Vaccine Shipment Challenges and Potential Opportunities

Distribution of Covid-19 vaccines has begun worldwide – in the EU, vaccines from pharmaceutical manufacturers Biontech/Pfizer and Moderna already have conditional marketing authorizations valid for one year but renewable, and the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine received emergency marketing authorization in the United Kingdom. The vaccines from the manufacturers Curevac and Johnson & Johnson were (as of early […]

Important information for transports after Brexit

Changes in customs regulations resulting from Brexit have led to a significant increase in the complexity of customs. The biggest issue is the duplication of customs duties on re-exports. Digital solutions can streamline processes for transports from and to the UK.   Following Brexit, the EU-UK Free Trade Agreement (FTA) regulates trade in goods between […]

Chinese New Year 2021: What is Important for Retailers Now?

The Chinese New Year 2021 runs from February 12 to February 26, with a total celebration period of 15 days. Every year, Chinese New Year brings with it the risk of delays in transport and rising freight costs. Digital solutions for the supply chain on product-level provide help.   For importers, Chinese New Year (CNY) […]

Full supply chain visibility: How digital order management ensures flexibility

Germany’s logistics experts still track products mostly manually Lack of information from the supply chain now particularly shocks companies Digital order management systems create competitive advantages not only in times of crisis   Every company – every manufacturer, every retailer – knows how important it is that products arrive on time. It doesn’t matter whether […]

How to prepare for Black Friday as an online retailer

Whether it is Black Friday, Cyber Monday, the upcoming holiday season or any other special holiday, if you are an online seller, there is one thing you need to be: BE READY. Because one thing is certain: These days are an excellent opportunity for you to boost your sales and compete with your rivals.  Why […]

LCL transports – The Flexible Alternative for Small Quantities of Goods

What are the reasons for relying on a partial load instead of a whole container? What do I have to consider when sending LCL shipments? How to optimise your cash flow with clever, flexible transport solutions    LCL – this abbreviation stands for Less than Container Load in logistics. Put simply, this form of transport […]

Low water in 2020: Small level, big impact

You’d think in 2020 we’d be up to our necks in water. Unfortunately, this is not the case for Germany’s inland waters. For years, the long periods of drought have led to low water levels in spring and summer. If the lack of precipitation continues, a period of low water must be expected from May […]