Category: General

September 11, 2020 General 1,538 views

DB Schenker to AP Møller-Mærsk: Welcome to the junglepermalink

Alesssandro: It didn’t take long for feedback in my marketplace to explode at the end of last week, when I went after the status of relations between Germany’s DB Schenker and Denmark’s AP Møller-Mærsk as the former, shamelessly, tries to poach Damco customers in what appears to be the epitome of a strained forwarder-carrier connection. […]

September 1, 2020 General 1,436 views

Safmarine and Damco brands go in latest Maersk reshufflepermalink

In further sweeping changes at A.P. Moller-Maersk, Damco will disappear as an NVOCC, while the Safmarine brand, the African shipping line acquired by Maersk in 1999, is to be phased out and subsumed into the Maersk product. Press F for respects.

August 21, 2020 General 296 views

Just miraculous

Our gross revenue went through the roof due to an unprecedented increase in airfreight prices, however I personally do not use it as a vanity measure, anyhow Earning Before Tax (EBT) has been up by at least 15% thus far in 2020; given we already had an exceptional financial year of 2019. I wasn’t expecting […]

August 21, 2020 General 412 views

Nike® Imports from six factories at Lahore, Pakistan

Nike® Imports from six factories in Pakistan. All of them are located at Lahore. Karachi is the port city and has a lot of apparel factories too. However the highest quality products or tier-1 branded (Nike, Adidas, Zara etc) apparel are mostly produced at Lahore or adjacent cities like Faisalabad.

April 30, 2020 General 370 views

Microsoft FY20 Q3 Resultspermalink

Meanwhile in Redmond, Washington. Satya Nadella has some figures to share with you. He has always been very impressive even prior to rising to the title of CEO, and glad they got rid of Steve Ballmer, whose obsession with mobile was . If you can never be good at something, admit it, move on and […]

April 28, 2020 General 434 views

Import General Manifest and Outbound Inbound Marketing

I rather find it strange that in US import air and sea manifest isn’t available publicly online1, in Pakistan every single import by air and sea is available online by Pakistan Customs. It’s a very crowded portal all FFs / Customs Brokers and their Tele Reps are busy calling customers right away the shipment lands […]

April 6, 2020 General 282 views

Qatar Airways beefs up freighter frequencies to multiple marketspermalink

Qatar Airways is pouring on the freighter capacity, using all-cargo aircraft and passenger planes in cargo-only mode to meet high demand for moving fresh produce and meat, pharmaceuticals and general cargo in Australia, India, Kuwait, Oman and the Netherlands. Literally QR (Qatar Airways) is keeping the lights on here in Pakistan too, under current circumstances. […]

March 7, 2020 General 612 views

These startups raised billions and then laid off thousands. Workers are shocked and frustratedpermalink

Just a few months ago, discount hotel chain OYO seemed unstoppable. The India-based startup touted plans for global expansion and saw its valuation double to $10 billion in October. But in mid-January, the company began sweeping layoffs that have seen thousands lose their jobs. Last September,, a car-leasing startup that raised nearly $400 million in a funding […]

January 14, 2020 General 715 views

Success Vs Failure

Neither success nor failure are spontaneous. Both are the result of an enduring process. No one becomes a billionaire overnight, and no one goes bankrupt overnight either. In short, you have to persistently screw up a lot of things to go bankrupt. And likewise, you have to persistently do most things right to succeed.