The Australian population is increasing, the demand for product is rising and so is the freight forwarding industry. With an average annual growth rate of 2.7% freight forwarding might not be on the fast but quite a steady lane. That is just like the population that grew in average by 1.5%, combining the so-called natural increase (birth) and overseas migration in 2016.

But let’s focus on our industry, shall we? With more than the first 1/3 of the year 2017 behind us, let’s recap the top 5 articles on freight forwarding. What were our readers most interested in? And what does it reveal about the industry and the questions our visitors and customers have? Read on to find out more.

1) What are Destination Charges in the Freight Forwarding Industry About & Why Are They Different Between Companies?

The most read article within the BCR blog is in regards to destination charges. Many readers seem to have questions about it and are searching for definitions and information on our website. It truly is a topic where many variations exist between different freight forwarding companies. Hence why we tried to bring light into the dark.

2) Learn How to Reduce Risk with a Freight Forwarder

Reducing risks in their own business seems one of the major challenges of Australian readers putting this post on number two of our most read blogs. An experienced freight forwarder can take the question mark out of the equation making logistics solutions operations a reliable component of a successful business. This is something many business owners and operations managers aim for. As logistics often is one of the major costs it even further explains why there is such a high interest in reducing risks.

3) International Freight Forwarding Update: February 2017

Readers like to stay up-to-date on the freight forwarding industry. The February Market Update on international freight forwarding is the third most read article in 2017, giving information on the latest GRIs and industry news. Sign up for the BCR newsletter to stay up to date about current changes in the logistics industry.

4) How to Improve the Performance of Your Freight Forwarders in Melbourne?

Improving the performance of a freight forwarder before looking for a new freight partner is number four in our most read articles in 2017. The collaboration between a business owner and a freight forwarding company or a logistics manager and its freight forwarder might work well, but in order to increase the bottom line improving the performance of the service provider is certainly an option. This may not only lead to cost savings but also saving time and allowing smoother processes and less mistakes.

5) How to Search for the Best Freight Forwarding Companies in Australia?

It seems when our Australian readers cannot optimise the performance of their freight forwarder (see above) they accept the fact and move on. Business done well. The information in this article will assist you with the search for a suitable freight forwarding partner, what to look out for and how to make the final decision.

A clear image emerges when looking at the most-read freight forwarding articles. Firstly, that Australian readers want clarity on destination charges. Secondly, those responsible for logistics stay up-to-date on the latest industry news and try to enhance their customer-freight forwarder relationship as well as business processes. If that is of no success the next step seems to be finding a new freight forwarder that suits their business.

For more than a century, BCR has continued to help small, medium and large businesses achieve an optimum logistics solution with warehousing and transportation, including air freight and sea freight services to and from the major ports including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Fremantle (Perth).