Monthly DFA Members Meeting in January 2023: What You Need to Know
We go over the highlights from our January Member's Meeting. This meeting is your monthly opportunity to hear about upcoming work by Digital Freight Alliance. We start with a short recap of last month’s meeting, then take a look at some of the key discussions.
The goal of this article is to give people an idea of what they can expect at future meetings as well as provide information on DFA events that they might be interested in attending or participating in.
So, here is a summary of the meeting.
DFA Progress in 2022
- 2000+ new members added in 2022
- 100+ new premium members onboarded in DFA receiving them with the best-in-class digital solutions and business opportunities
- 2 DFA Global Events in Dubai and 1 DFA Local Event in Bangkok were hosted this year
- DFA and SeaRates participated at the TransLogistica 2022 in Warsaw
- Cargoes Runner and Cargoes Flow solutions became part of DFA premium membership benefits
DFA Provides the following benefits:
- Grow your business. Access thousands of shipping requests via searates.com
- Networking. Connect with freight forwarders from 197+ countries.
- Payment Protection. Payment Protection for all transactions
- 24/7 Support. Dedicated Account Manager
- Operational Efficiency. Lead generation, Container Tracking, ERP
- Trade Finance. Reduced interest rate on working capital.
Be part of a bigger vision that’s growing
Vision & Strategy
The Digital Freight Alliance was founded in early 2020 as a union of logistics providers that use the technologies of the projects SeaRates.com. DFA is designed to be the world's most powerful and independent freight forwarders' association that covers more than 190 countries. DFA is the first, despite much competition, because it uses innovative and technical capabilities, and also strives to keep developing new opportunities for members of the Alliance.
To understand the philosophy behind how a wider vision grew from this beginning one needs to know that DFA was born from DP World and that DP World was born from the cultural background of Dubai as an entrepot. As barriers have progressively risen to world trade in the last ten years, DP World sees the digital revolution as an alternative engine to create growth.
To deliver this growth, however, we must provide the opportunity for SME forwarders to digitize, to compete with large-scale players who are digitizing at scale. SME forwarders who are able to “go global” are the key to prosperity, we believe.
Cargoes by DP World. Creating a digital ecosystem for Logistics Service Providers (LSPs)
Transform your business today with a premium membership from the Digital Freight Alliance (DFA). DFA’s Premium Membership has unique benefits for freight forwarders including free access to our suite of digital products such as Logistics Explorer, Tracking System, Ship Schedules, Cargoes Runner, and Cargoes Flow. Find the best rates and generate leads with SeaRates.com. Our single digital window with a full range of shipping services gives you access to tracking, schedules and shipping planning.
Connect with your customers through Cargoes Runner linking you to shipping lines, brokers and customs authorities. With a fully digital and paperless process to manage every customer request on the go.
Gain real-time visibility with Cargoes Flow. Track your cargo in real-time across the sea, air, and land and consolidate documents and data onto a single, reliable platform.
Get access to these tools for free when you sign up for DFA’s Premium Membership.
Customer Portal Login. A user from the shipper organization logs into the Customer portal provided by the freight forwarder.
Request A Quote. The shipper requests a quote directly from the freight forwarder.
Complete Quote Request Form. Follow the steps to add details.
Submit Your Request. The freight forwarder receives the request for a quote directly from the Cargoes Runner platform.
Creating A Quote. As a freight forwarder, you can create a quote for the shipper based on the request received automatically.
Generating A Quote. Add charge codes with multi-currency and check profit estimation immediately.
Automated Sailing Schedule. Fetching real-time sailing schedules with simple search options and complete vessel details for up to 6 weeks.
Generate Booking & Check Status via EDI integrations INTRAA.
Create Shipment. Can create shipment jobs for all trans modes across air, sea and land.
Generate All Shipping Documents. Customised to your own template configuration.
Creating Draft House Bill. Final HBLs / HAWBL generated with accuracy and ease.
Billing & Invoicing. A centralised view of all bill charges with detailed line-item view.
Accounts Receivable. Accounts receivable (AR) creation.
Consolidation Creation. Console created for shipments.
Consolidation View. Console created for shipments.
GL Journey Entry. Automatically generated invoices can be posted to your accounting system (SAGE).
Customs Clearance EXIM. Customs API integration with local authorities.
Customs Clearance. Global Duty Calculator - A landing cost calculation tool for imported & exported product duties, taxes, and charges, across 150+ countries.
Global Commodity Classification - An advanced HS Code discovery and lookup service that assists in identifying correct Commodity codes and related Tariff details.
Global duty calculator.
Reporting Dashboard. An enterprise reporting suite is available on Cargoes Runner.
Customer portal reporting dashboard.
Shipment Milestone Tracking. Complete transparency from the first mile to the last mile.
Digital Freight Alliance is the first global supply chain association created by DP World, a leading enabler of logistics and trade. With both a free and premium membership, it's the start of your journey. Choose one and enjoy all the benefits of the Digital Freight Alliance.
As a member of the DFA, it's important to stay up-to-date on the latest developments and topics discussed in our meetings. If you missed this meeting, don't worry! You can still catch up with the two recorded sessions below. This way, you won't miss out on any of the important information that was discussed during the meeting. With these recordings, you can make sure that you're always in the know about what's going on within our Alliance.
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If you would like to join us, please contact us so that you don’t lose out on any opportunities for your freight forwarding business.