GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

LONDON, Nov 29 (FAM) – Freight forwarders face “wide and varied threats and opportunities” from disruptive new e-business models and innovative online platforms, which are gaining market traction and changing the way companies buy and transact international shipping services.

That is one of the many conclusions from a wide-ranging thought-leadership white paper from Drewry Supply Chain Advisors that examines whether freight forwarders are “at threat of being cast aside by the freight equivalent of Expedia or booking.com”. The ‘E-Business Disruptions In Global Freight Forwarding’ report also attempts to identify the fundamental changes which are driving e-business in international shipping.