Category: General

Saturday, November 23, 2019 General

Leveraging Low Freight Pricing

In 1998 when I first began my career, can you imagine, I first had to explain FOB and EXW terms to importers here. Since 99% import was on CNF basis. Then, they would tell me, alright little boy, we got it what it means, but it’s too much of a hassle for us. So I’d […]

Thursday, November 21, 2019 General

Client Retention And Turning Them Into A Gross Profit Is A Black Art

In our freight forwarding industry client acquisition especially SMBs, isn’t actually very hard1. However retaining them and then turning them into a gross profit in the balance sheet, require magical skills. [1] It’s the result of both growth marketing and lowering the price a bit, offering credit, and Boom! SMBs would be flocking after you. […]

Thursday, November 21, 2019 General

Always Stay Relevant And Above The Curve

Successful people always stay relevant, even when they were 16 yo just starting out their career, and now when they’re in their 70s, despite the huge technological advances during this period. From a typewriter, telex to fax and, then email to web applications and Cloud SaaS etc. They quickly adapt to changes than resist. In […]

Sunday, October 27, 2019 General

Getting I.T. Right: What forwarders can learn from DHL’s strugglepermalink

An 800 pound gorilla (DHL) tried to use SAP for digital transformation, and lost $1 Billion in the process. When in IMO they could have achieved all this under $10-$20 Million, only if they had hired 50-100 full stack Rails developers. 😐 But neither do they know what is a full stack developer nor Rails. […]

Saturday, October 26, 2019 General

Bangladesh looks at flying boxes to alleviate congestionpermalink

That’s brilliant, never been to Bangladesh though, but everyone who did, tells the same, too much traffic congestion. It’s the most densely populated country in the world1. However I cant’ appreciate enough how their Govt is involved in developing the export sector and its infrastructure. In particular their garment export industry that was kicked off, […]

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 General

The Life of A Freight Forwarder

We are capable of calculating quotations for three major projects, making booking for 5 different shipments and answering 12 totally unnecessary calls per hour, all simultaneously. We do not require sleep and are at your service 25 hours a day, 8 days a week. Our home numbers are your numbers. We are responsible for production […]

Monday, September 9, 2019 General

Pakistan's Garment Industry Could Become More Competitive Than Bangladesh Due To Massive Currency Devaluationpermalink

The government of the world’s second biggest garment exporter behind China said this week it would consider demands for an increase in the minimum wage, after clashes between police and protesters killed one worker and wounded dozens. the first such increase since 2013. But union leaders say that increase will benefit only a small percentage […]

Saturday, September 7, 2019 General

Pakistan's Exports To US Increased by 6.11% YoY and 24.1% Overall in May 2019permalink

, according to State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). This was followed by United Kingdom, wherein Pakistan exported goods worth $1171.950 million against the exports of $1161.099 million last year, showing growth of 0.93 percent. China was the at third where Pakistan exported products worth $1150.523 million during the current fiscal year against the exports of […]