Freight forwarders in Australia fear shipping major lines, including Hapag-Lloyd and Maersk subsidiary Hamburg Süd, are planning to build a database of their clients to deal with the shippers directly.
According to one forwarder The Loadstar spoke to, some carriers are refusing to accept cargo unless the forwarder agrees to book the domestic inland trucking with the carrier, thereby providing the shipper details.
Desperate forwarders fighting for space have no alternative but to …
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Source: The Loadstar