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Your 10-Minute Guide to Hiring the Right Forwarding Partner

Hiring the right freight forwarder is a proven way to increase profit margin and boost customer satisfaction. But with over 87,000 freight forwarders in the United States, the prospect of finding the best fit for your business can seem like an overwhelming task. The key to separating the best from the rest is to look for a provider who possesses a collection of key attributes. These attributes are revealed below in our 10-minute guide to hiring the right ocean and air freight forwarding partner.

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The Great Freight Bottleneck: Shipping Delays Unrelenting as Capacity Crunch Continues

Freight delays, port congestion, and capacity shortages continue as renewed consumer demand overwhelms and disrupts supply chains impacting B2B and B2C markets around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic hit the entire freight shipping lifecycle hard. Despite transportation growth rate edging 5 percent, shippers are rethinking contracts, looking several quarters down the road, wondering how to hedge their bets against unpredictable demand.

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