No matter what type of business, shipping has a direct impact on a company’s overall profitability.  The complex nature of transportation and shipping requires the coordination of goods from the origin to the destination.   This is what logistics companies do to make transactions seamless. In the U.S. the logistics industry is growing—in 2018, the…

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Logistics is the effective management of the flow of goods.  Inbound logistics focuses on the purchase and movement of parts and materials to the finished inventory, and outbound logistics is centered on the storage and transportation of the final product.  The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals defines outbound logistics as “the process related to…

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Logistics has become a complex process in which companies need to manage their entire supply chain efficiently.  Logistics management is the movement of goods from manufacturer to distributor, or end-user. It goes far beyond this and is an integral part of the supply chain—the interlinking of procurement, manufacturing, fulfillment, and distribution of products.   Logistics management…

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Over the past few months, HLOGCAM has been involved with a variety of shipping projects that benefit the county of Cameroon in a variety of ways. We want to share these stories with our customers and clients to give them a better understanding of our brand and culture.   Le CoJeD Le CoJeD is a…

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With advancements in shipping technology and more commerce taking place on digital platforms than ever before, small and large business owners alike must meet the delivery demands of their clients. Most shoppers expect 1-2 day shipping for a majority of products and do not like to wait more than a few days for international items…

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Proposed changes to trade regulations in central Africa have been in the news a lot lately. In an effort to consolidate CEMAC and ECCAS communities into a single customs union, new tariffs have been presented to the eleven nations that make up the region. If passed, these new tariff rates would apply to Cameroon and…

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Logistics is a term used to describe the workflow procedures of a business enterprise. One of the most popular branches of logistics is “logistics management,” which is the management required to transport and store goods between two destinations (called a “point of origin” and a “point of consumption”). Oftentimes, shipping orders require the coordination of…

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Countries vary widely in shipping rules and regulations. If you ship things internationally, you know how frustrating it can be to navigate all the varying shipping requirements and laws on your own. The good news is that you can affordably hire experienced shipping logistics providers that specialize in customs clearance. These specialists can help oversee…

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When shipping a product, whether it’s a single item for an individual or numerous items for a business, choosing the right shipper is essential. While many people look at major  2PL companies, independent 3PL logistics may be a better solution.   2PL Will Have Higher Costs   An independent logistician isn’t locked into rates by…

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Every business is given the choice of three different transportation options for their products—road, sea, and air. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. While air travel is by far the quickest, it’s also the most expensive and not suitable for bulk shipments. In the same vein, ship freight is a great option as far…

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Autonomous Port of Kribi

For those who missed the news, January 21, 2019, marked the first official date of operation for the Autonomous Port of Kribi (PAK). The multipurpose terminal is currently managed by Kribi Polyvalent Multiple Operators (KPMO), the Cameroonian consortium, but will be up for repossession in 2021. PAK for the Economic Transformation of Cameroon Last Monday,…

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