Let’s be honest: Shipping isn’t exactly risk-free. Despite your mitigation efforts, your freight will always be at risk of getting damaged or lost. And if worse comes to worst, shippers can always demand reimbursement for lost or damaged shipments by filing freight claims.

Carriers lose shipments more often than you imagine.

For instance, just recently, Maersk lost 750 shipping containers to the depths of the Pacific Ocean. The incident happened on the Maersk Essen, a ship with a capacity of 13,000 containers, that was on its way from Xiamen China, to Los Angeles, California.

The point is — if a…


The growing demand for imports and exports due to advanced transportation technology is constantly bringing up unique supply chain challenges. Over the years, supply chain managers and companies have had to develop strategic plans, processes and, at times, completely overhaul their supply chain management departments.

With improved global supply chain standards due to giants like Amazon, Alibaba, etc it’s hard to keep up for the rest of the world. The slowed digital transformation and the lack of actionable data and insights from 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic have further disrupted global supply chain operations.

The blowback on supply chain…


The Holy month of Ramadan, just like any other seasonal activity, creates a surge of demand for different consumer products. Needless to say, overseeing logistics in Ramadan can be a massive challenge — especially if you’re in a high-demand industry.

Every year, supply chains across the world scramble to keep up with this spike (especially those tied to Muslim majority countries). However, the people who feel the most pressure are logistics managers.

If you’re a logistics service provider, an in-house manager, or just someone who’s curious about how companies deal with logistics in Ramadan, keep reading.

In this guide, we’ll…


With distances reduced and demands increased, the modern world’s logistics industry offers modern solutions to cope with modern problems. One of the amazing solutions includes the reefer container.

A reefer container is a short form for the refrigerated container, which is one of the six types of shipping containers in the logistics industry. Reefer containers are huge fridges to ship temperature-controlled cargoes providing

  • Controlled Atmosphere
  • Cold Treatment
  • High quality and safety for pharmaceuticals shipping.

Reefer containers maintain the Cargo at the necessary temperature normally between — 30°C and +30°C during the transit at a cold, chilled or controlled temperature. …


Insulated Shipping Container

The shipping industry moves a wide range of products everywhere on the globe. Whether you intend to keep the products hot or chill, dry or wet, packed or fresh, this industry covers it all.

What to do if you need to keep up specific items at a freezing temperature? You cannot move them in the same container near the products that you intend to store at room temperature.

It is the place where insulated containers gain significance. Without them, it would have been challenging to ship a wide range of goods. …


Reefer Container

With distances reduced and demands increased, the modern world’s logistics industry offers modern solutions to cope with modern problems. One of the amazing solutions includes the reefer container.

A reefer container is a short form for the refrigerated container, which is one of the six types of shipping containers in the logistics industry. Reefer containers are huge fridges to ship temperature-controlled cargoes providing

  • Controlled Atmosphere
  • Cold Treatment
  • High quality and safety for pharmaceuticals shipping.

Reefer containers maintain the Cargo at the necessary temperature normally between — 30°C and +30°C during the transit at a cold, chilled or controlled temperature. …


With Dubai having been marked as the region’s gateway to the Arab, Asian, and African markets, its transportation and logistics industry has been known to continually invest in the development of its infrastructure and technology. However, with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, several companies have faced challenges in this sector, which include supply chain capacity constraints, governmental restrictions, and more. But what’s been interesting to see is how both corporate players and small businesses in this domain have found ways to cope with the current environment- while also tapping into the opportunities that presented themselves in this tumultuous period.


Trade Relationship

As per global perspectives and research, it estimated that the bilateral trade and investment between Israel and UAE as a result of the Abraham Accord would be more than $500m. Both nations are working to develop economic and diplomatic ties. However, advanced technological exchange and security partnership have caught the UAE’s attention. Israel may also share its expertise in water desalination and its recycling along with the technologies related to agriculture and manufacturing.

United Arab Emirates Advantage

The industry and market services in the free zones in the United Arab Emirates guarantee that both new businesses and start-up organizations expand their competition in the…


The UAE kept its lead in the Middle East and Arab region in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2020 list with its 16th position in the global ranking of 190 countries. At the same time, according to a special report issued by Visa in early 2019, the e-commerce and trading sector is forecast to grow 23% annually till 2022.

For startups dealing in physical products, a smooth logistics process is essential before rolling out products to the market. Good logistics is more than just a process of transferring products, materials, components to different places. …


Jithin Manoharan (JM): Qafila is the region’s first digital freight forwarder that uses tech-knowledge and technology to solve that complexities around moving freight.

Since our inception in 2018, Qafila has been awarded with the Logistics Startup of the Year in 2019 and we are backed by incubators like In5 Tech, which is part of Dubai Holding’s TECOM, and by Intelak, which is supported by Emirates Airlines, Accenture, Microsoft, and Dubai Tourism.

There is a lot of talk about digitalization in the logistics sector globally. …

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