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What are the Differences Between BAF and CAF?

Tomas Swinburne
Jan 28, 2020

Are you still trying to figure out what the difference between BAF and CAF surcharges is? We’re here to help. Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) and Currency Adjustment Factor (CAF) surcharges both affect ocean freight rates, but for two entirely different reasons. What is the Difference Between CAF and BAF? CAF deals with rate adjustments due […]

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What is a Currency Adjustment Factor (CAF) Surcharge?

Tomas Swinburne
Jan 21, 2020

The Currency Adjustment Factor is a surcharge that carriers charge NVOCCs, freight forwarders or shippers as a way to offset any current or potential changes to currency fluctuations that may change freight rates. In short, they are a way for carriers to hedge their risks against exchange rates. Just like BAF, these surcharges could have […]

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Evergreen and BlueX’s Integrated Logistics Platform – GreenX – Receives Over 1000 Sign-ups at Launch

Tomas Swinburne
Jan 17, 2020

BlueX launches Evergreen Line’s digital booking solutions on GreenX, with over a thousand shippers and freight forwarders signing up at launch. Evergreen customers on GreenX now enjoy digital booking capabilities and access to integrated services. The launch of GreenX demonstrates BlueX’s ability to accelerate carrier plans for developing and launching digitally integrated logistics in 2020. […]

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What are BAF (Bunker Adjustment Factor) Surcharges?

Tomas Swinburne
Jan 13, 2020

Bunker adjustment factor, bunker surcharges, or simply BAF, are extra charges enacted by carriers on their rates to counteract increases in fuel prices. Oil Prices and Bunker Adjustment Factor Surcharges These surcharges safeguard carriers against one of the most volatile factors in the shipping industry: oil prices. When oil prices increase, carriers need to evaluate […]

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10 Marketing Tips for Freight Forwarder Lead Generation

Tomas Swinburne
Jan 06, 2020

With the shipping industry digitally transforming, it’s time that you thought about digitalizing your marketing for lead generation. In the past, networks built through personal relationships were enough to sustain freight forwarders, but not anymore. Freight forwarders need to find new ways to reach customers and create new channels of acquisition. With digitalized companies like […]

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