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Viren Viren Sood

Introducing GoComet's Live Shipment Tracking

Introducing GoComet's Live Shipment Tracking

GoComet has simplified your quote procurement and negotiation for international freight. We didn't stop at this. We are focussed to solve all your problems related to shipping.

Have you ever felt it very cumbersome to track all shipments on multiple websites as you are using multiple carriers?

Viren Viren Sood

GoComet Freight Index: Know the market freight rate.

GoComet Freight Index: Know the market freight rate.

Is the market rising or is it falling? Did this question ever cross your mind?

SENSEX! I am not talking about that but you are close enough! Ever seen an index for global freight? Look no further. Introducing GFI, GoComet Freight Index.

Viren Viren Sood

Export audit made effortless

Export audit made effortless

This is your Auditor speaking, happy Friday to you.

“Of the total 3600 shipments sent last year, please explain why in 2796 cases, export vendors with lowest quotes were ignored to give export orders to vendors who quoted higher prices. Please explain what kind of negotiations were done with the vendors for these 2796 shipment orders and disclose if any of the vendors who received the orders were known to you in personal capacity.”

Viren Viren Sood

What is the optimum number of freight forwarders for chemical exporters?

What is the optimum number of freight forwarders for chemical exporters?

Chemical companies are big time exporters of full container loads(FCLs), roughly ranging from 50 containers to as high as 350 containers per month managing 40-60 trade lanes in a month. An individual freight forwarder in today's competitive world of shipping and rates can only be numero uno in 5, maybe 10 lanes.

Chitransh Chitransh Sahai

If reducing freight cost is your KRA, then compounded negotiation is for you

If reducing freight cost is your KRA, then compounded negotiation is for you

Imagine you have 6 vendors for a particular service with same offering, but you can buy from only one. How do you ensure that you get the best price?

You mostly do simple negotiation.

In simple negotiation you call or email each vendor and ask for quotation. Once quotes are in, you speak to top few vendors to negotiate and

Chitransh Chitransh Sahai

Resisting technology can be your biggest mistake, here's why

Resisting technology can be your biggest mistake, here's why

"Ah! I can hire one person to do that job instead of using technology"

We hear this and we cringe in fear. This is a sure shot way to oblivion. History has shown enough that you can't stop a change whose time has come. If hiring one more person was a substitute to technology, we'd still be riding horses instead of sending emails.

Chitransh Chitransh Sahai

Air Freight Vs. Sea Freight: 4 Factors that will help you choose the right freight service for International Shipping

Air Freight Vs. Sea Freight: 4 Factors that will help you choose the right freight service for International Shipping

There are a few things to take into consideration while choosing the best method to ship your goods. Choosing the right freight service between air & sea will help you bring down costs and bring in efficiencies in your shipping process.

Cost / Price

As a business owner, before shipping goods you need to check out all the costs associated with shipping. Most businesses ship the goods via sea freight because it is cheaper than air. But if you want to deliver goods urgently, you need to go with air freight.

Chitransh Chitransh Sahai

How to choose the right freight service for your business?

How to choose the right freight service for your business?

If you are a business in India and want to export your goods to other countries, this blog article is for you. We will discuss the three modes of freight used for shipping abroad and also throw some light on choosing the best mode of shipment based on your type of business or shipping consignment.

Different types of freight services

For domestic or local movement of goods the best options of transport are road and railway. You can ship your goods internationally using multiple channels - for wholesale shipping or shipping to distant countries, the best option is to go by Sea or Air. There are three types of freight services for International shipping:

Abhishek Abhishek Talreja

Trends in Indian Pharmaceutical Exports

Trends in Indian Pharmaceutical Exports

The Indian pharmaceutical exports industry is growing steadily and and the future looks even brighter. With fewer challenges and more opportunities for the Indian Pharmaceutical giants, the export sector is surely going to add to their business in a significant way.

Trade experts feel that Indian companies need to keep up the innovation and aggression to stay ahead of competitors like China. The internal and external markets, both are showing buoyancy with a few signs of caution.

Here are some key trends to watch out for:

According to IBEF The Indian Pharmaceutical industry is set to reach $50 billion by the year 2016. Exports of pharmaceutical products from India is set to reach

Chitransh Chitransh Sahai

Major Global Triggers influencing the Freight industry in India

Major Global Triggers influencing the Freight industry in India

It is the year 2016 and the Indian Shipping and Freight industry will undergo a lot of changes, some short term while others may be forever. Here we look at seven major events which will change the industry.

1. China’s Slow down

In a nutshell our exports to China will reduce and with cheaper Chinese imports our domestic companies will be hit. However, there is a positive side to it as well, this is making India a more attractive destination for manufacturing. In addition to electronic components, consumer electronics, electrical, equipment, industrial machinery and chemicals, India is also one of the largest markets for project exports from China.
Now, if you are in the freight business, strong in China, you should start focussing on the project exports business from China :).