Freight management involves more than moving goods from point A to point B. When done right, it maximizes a company’s efficiency and improves its bottom line. When done poorly, it can lead to delayed goods, dissatisfied customers, and unexpected costs.
Approximately 17 million shipping containers are available, but just 6 million are in use at once. This means 11 million shipping containers sit unused across the globe at any given time.
Knowing how to read shipping quotes is among the most important skills a shipper can have. But this is easier said than done.
Now that we’re well into 2022, it’s becoming apparent that it is a great time for carriers—but not so much for shippers. Here’s why.