Cargo Jettison: How to Protect Yourself from a Growing, Throwing Problem

In maritime shipping, extraordinary circumstances call for extraordinary measures. While sea travel has become significantly safer over the past few decades thanks to new propulsion and navigation technologies, every ocean voyage still comes with a measure of risk....

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What we Learned in the First-Ever G2 Grid® Report for Freight Management Software

Reflecting an acceleration in the adoption of freight management software by freight forwarders, 3PLs, NVOCCs, and other logistics service providers (LSPs), G2 has published its first-ever Grid® Report for Freight Management, and Magaya is thrilled to be named a...

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4 Key Ways Freight Forwarders Can Use Software to Optimize Import Operations

As supply chains begin to stabilize and markets start to even out, trade is flourishing. Both imports and exports are now on the rise as nations look to jumpstart struggling economies and get trade back on track. According to the Journal of Commerce, this has...

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Essential Features for Exporters to Look For in Freight Management Software

While exports are expected to rebound in a post-COVID world, recent Deloitte research notes that the road to recovery isn't certain. From shifting supply chains to changes in export priorities — for example, Deloitte points to a significant uptick in recreational...

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What Shippers Need to Know About the Digitization of Freight Rates

Editor’s note: Today’s article was contributed by Virgil Ferreira, Chief Operating Officer, Rate Management at Magaya. With more than 15 years of experience in the logistics technology industry, Virgil brings a wealth of knowledge to his role. As Chief Operating...

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Why Cloud-Based Logistics Software is a Must-Have for Modern Freight Forwarders

Companies are moving to the cloud in record numbers, and for good reason. While the forced pivot to teleworking accelerated the trend in the last year, in reality, it’s been a long time coming. Recent survey data found that 61 percent of businesses moved some or...

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What 3PLs Need to Know About Port Congestion

Even as global shipping practices find their footing in a post-Covid world, port congestion remains a serious problem.  While the recent total blockage of the Suez Canal thrust the situation into the spotlight for a short time, day-to-day port congestion concerns...

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What Importers and Customs Brokers Need to Know About APIs

Editor’s note: This guide was contributed by Matthew Fotouhi, Chief Technology Officer for ACELYNK. Matthew founded ACELYNK in 2011 and built the industry-leading platform for Customs compliance. Acquired by Magaya in 2020, ACELYNK adds powerful ACE/ABI...

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What is the Amazon Effect and how has it impacted freight forwarders?

In the first quarter of 2021 alone, e-commerce giant Amazon generated net sales of more than $108 billion — up a full 43 percent from the same period in 2020. For consumers, the explosive growth of Amazon means that it's now possible to purchase almost anything,...

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