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Carriers 'moving in' on landside services could push forwarders out of business
12 Sep, 2021

Shipping lines tightening their grip on the container supply chain could result in many independent forwarders "disappearing" it was claimed this week.

The latest warning of carriers's market dominance comes from the International Forwarders & Customs Brokers Association of Australia (IFCBAA), which says their control over sea freight capacity will squeeze out forwarders on the land side.

Stuart McFarlane, air & sea freight forwarding manager at the IFCBAA, said carriers were prioritising the sea freight bookings of forwarder customers that agreed to use their land-based logistics services.

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